Super Mario 64 HD Browser Game Dies An Unexpected Death
We were excited to share with you that Super Mario 64 HD could be played on your PCs and most of you would have been feeling the same excitement for playing it in your browser. But a sad news for all the players out there, who had been enjoying Nintendo classic Super Mario 64 in past few days and those who were just composing their PCs with dream to play, is that the game is over.
The game has been taken down after Nintendo complained Cloudflare. With this go all the efforts made by the developer Royston Ross in vain. As we explained:
“Developer Roystan Ross used the Unity engine to recreate the game’s first level, Bob-Omb Battlefield. Apart from the fact that you can pick up and play the game in your browser using a Unity plug-in, the developer has done a sterling job in improving the visuals and accuracy of the classic platformer, while it looks and feels fairly smooth.”
But, as stated above, that sensation of playing the game and appreciate magical achievement of Ross was short lived because of Nintendo’s complains. In its complaint to Cloudflare, Nintendo posed:
The copyrighted work at issue is Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 video game (U.S. Copyright Reg. No. PA0000788138), including but not limited to the audiovisual work, computer program, music, and fictional character depictions.
The company ordered Cloudflare to deny access to the browser version of game.
“The web site at http://mario64-erik.u85.net/Web.html displays, and allows users to play, an electronic game that makes unauthorized use of copyright-protected features of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 video game,” it added in the complaint. “Nintendo requests that CloudFlare, Inc. immediately disable public access to http://mario64-erik.u85.net/Web.html.”
Thus outraged Nintendo compelled Web host, CloudFlare, to immediately disable the PC version of the game.
CloudFlare then contacted with the server operator of the game through an email and informed them that the web host had told name of the real host.
“We have provided the name of your hosting provider to the reporter. Additionally, we have forwarded this complaint to your hosting provider as well,” Cloudflare wrote.
Popularity of HD remake of the game Ross’ acclamation, whatever threatened Nintendo, its complaint has engendered pervasive despondency.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.