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


Mario Kart XXL
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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.

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Gameplay footage of the tech demo.

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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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Beautiful
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Anonymous user #2

7 months ago
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Wow, it looks rather nice considering it's a 3D game on the GBA.
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Anonymous user #6

25 days ago
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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...
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Anonymous user #3

6 months ago
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The title screen for this game looks similar to one with Double Dash.
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Anonymous user #8

2 days ago
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Because it is.
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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wow just heard about this today
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Anonymous user #5

4 months ago
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This seems fake
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Anonymous user #7

21 days ago
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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.
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LoserAtFinding

21 days ago
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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.
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SuperPudding

2 days ago
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The music for this game is really strange, it just doesn't sound like mario.
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