IGN’s Mark Medina basked in finely-tuned nostalgia in his review of the Super 64, the first-of-its-kind, plug-and-play solution connecting the Nintendo 64 with modern televisions and monitors. In his 8/10 review, Mark praised how with input lag so low, speedrunning tricks are no sweat:
Graphics are great, but there’s something I favor more than that. See, I’m a Super Mario 64 speedrunner. I’ve easily spent over 1,000 hours with Super Mario 64 alone. So, I know what that specific game is supposed to feel like, and from the moment I was greeted with the game file select screen I knew I was in good hands. The arrow pointer was smooth and responsive, and in-game, Mario controlled like a dream. It took zero time to be able to pull off precise tricks or handle any of Mario’s more complex moves.
The Super 64 is designed by EON to complement the aesthetic of the Nintendo 64, looking like it was always meant to be there while opening the door for lagless, upscaled 480p gaming. No risky hardware modifications. No bulky CRT televisions. Just classic games on classic hardware,with an optional Slick Mode softening jagged edges for a picture even better than we remember.