The six year gap between Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine was an unheard of travesty that continues to haunt my increasingly dusty N64 to this day. Fortunately, some creative modders have tirelessly rectified this problem and released their creation, Super Mario Star Road, and put out a trailer to showcase their genius.
And holy hell, the result is crazy (at the very least, facemeltingly awesome).
With 30 levels and 120 stars to collect, Super Mario Star Road represents an impressive effort on the part of fans. Development has continued since release, with a patched version already released to fix some minor issues. Anyone looking to give the game a shot can find directions for download at the trailer's Youtube page.