Halo 5: Guardians and Super Mario Bros. 64 aren’t synonymous, but one fan decided to combine the two and recreate Princess Peach’s castle in the first-person shooter. Reddit user “Bearskopff” spent hours on the map, and believe it or not, every single brick is a single object in the map, as he said “no shortcuts taken here,” while remaining very keen to simulating the geometry found in the original game. Continue reading for a video and more information. Click here for more pictures.
“Bearskopff achieved the “cartoony” look of the Castle map using Halo 5’s ‘baked lighting’. This shows off the inevitable spawn point. Bearskopff planned to rebuild the entirety of the surrounding area as it was in Super Mario 64, but Halo 5 sets a limit of 1024 available objects per Forge map. The Castle itself took up 1023. If developer 343 ups the object count, Forge creators will be able to make even more elaborate maps,” according to Eurogamer.