Pretty cool game but has that "early DS game" feel to it. Its cool that it has more characters to play with~ But the touch screen controls and mechanics aren't very good to work with. Even the D-Pad controls is a little derpy since its a 3D game with no analog control here. The biggest problem with the game is the control honestly but past that, its Mario 64 with a whole lot of extra awesome added to it.
This was, without a doubt, one of the hardest games I ever attempted to beat as a kid! Now that I'm a teenager, I'm attempting to decide whether or not I should return!
Honestly the N64 release is worth the experience if you can at least borrow it, but the DS variant has 1.more stars than the 64 2.fun spins on old stars 3. more than just mario as playable characters mixing up the fun 4.minigames and 5. more portable so DS is in ways better, but the original is a fun experience none the less.