Mario Kart XXL (Lost Game Boy Advance Tech Demo; 2004)


Mario Kart XXL
Title screen
Title screen
Status Lost

Mario Kart XXL is a Game Boy Advance tech demo created by Denaris Entertainement Software for Nintendo in 2004. The purpose was to demonstrate the GBA's ability to render and scale/rotate two different background layers. There is only one course, similar to Donut Plains 1, and only one playable character, who is Mario. The race consists of three laps and can be cancelled at any time by pressing X. Unusual for Game Boy Advance games, the course is rendered in true 3D. The camera can zoom in and out on Mario using the L and R buttons, also rendered in full 3D.

The Game Pak is shaped like that of a Game Boy game rather than a standard Game Boy Advance game. YouTuber "Steven Seventyeight" found the cartridge and posted a gameplay video of it using the GameCube's Game Boy Player. He has stated that he doesn't plan on dumping a ROM of the game.

Gallery

Gameplay footage of the tech demo.

External Links

Comments


avatar

Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
Score 0++
Beautiful
avatar

Anonymous user #2

9 months ago
Score 0++
Wow, it looks rather nice considering it's a 3D game on the GBA.
avatar

Anonymous user #6

3 months ago
Score 0++
The GBA doesn't do 3D very well, but once in a while there is something that kinda works. Since it's a larger cartridge, it sounds pretty plausible...
avatar

Floobadoo99

28 days ago
Score 0++
You'd be surprised. I have a racing game on the GBA called Hotwheels Stunt Track Challenge, it's graphics are full 3d unlike the many flat racing games for the GBA. (Like F-zero gp legend, and Mario cart super circut, which I also love.)
avatar

Anonymous user #3

8 months ago
Score 0++
The title screen for this game looks similar to one with Double Dash.
avatar

Anonymous user #8

2 months ago
Score 0++
Because it is.
avatar

Anonymous user #4

6 months ago
Score 0++
wow just heard about this today
avatar

Anonymous user #5

6 months ago
Score -1++
This seems fake
avatar

Anonymous user #7

2 months ago
Score 1++
I don't understand why people are so hesitant to dump a rom like this, the physical game is still valuable even if it's dumped.
avatar

LoserAtFinding

2 months ago
Score 0++
While I agree with you personally (just look at Paper Mario), I feel like it's part that and also part people being scared that they'll get into legal trouble for dumping it.
avatar

SuperPudding

2 months ago
Score 1++
The music for this game is really strange, it just doesn't sound like mario.
avatar

KingQuagsire

1 months ago
Score 0++
I Don't Know If This Is Real It's On A Gameboy Color Cartridge.
avatar

Anonymous user #2

1 months ago
Score 0++
That says nothing about its legitimacy, keep in mind that a lot of GBA games had extra hardware in the cartridge, so it's safe to assume this game might've needed special hardware. Or it might've been just a simple as the developer not having a regular GBA cartridge casing laying around so just took the guts of a regular GB cartridge out and used that casing instead. It's just a prototype after all, there's no point of putting in the effort to make sure that the hardware looks like the retail units when it's not a guaranty that it will be developed beyond the prototype stage.
Add your comment
The Lost Media Wiki welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.


This site is best viewed at 1920x1080 screen resolution.
Powered by MediaWiki Creative Commons Licence