Mario Artist (lost builds of unreleased Nintendo 64DD games; 1999-2000)
Mario Artist is a series of Mario-Paint style games for the Nintendo 64 Disk Drive (better known as 64DD, an add-on peripheric to the Nintendo 64 console). While four of these games were released in Japan, four more games remain unreleased.
Four games were released between 1999 and 2000 in the Mario Artist series:
- Mario Artist: Paint Studio
- Mario Artist: Talent Studio
- Mario Artist: Communication Kit
- Mario Artist: Polygon Studio
However, there remain four more games that were never given a release.
The Unreleased Games
Mario Artist: Game Maker would have most likely been a game that let players create their own games to save, share, and play later. This game's idea would later be used in the game Super Mario Maker for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, as well as its sequel for the Nintendo Switch.
Mario Artist: Graphical Message Maker could have been a variety of things. Players might have been able to paint messages and send them to other players, but since it has such a vague title it could have been a variety of things.
Mario Artist: Sound Maker would have probably been a game where players could manipulate sounds and sound effects.
Mario Artist: Video Jockey Maker could have been a variety of things. It is not quite certain what the title could mean in terms of gameplay.
It could be presumed that creations could be linked up and shared via the Communication Kit in the same manner as the other games.
To this day, no playable demos or screenshots have appeared on the elusive titles.
- Nintendo 64 Disk Drive (partially found unreleased video games for Nintendo 64 add-on; late 1990s-early 2000s)
- The Mario Wiki's article on the series of games. Retrieved 12 Apr '19