Super Mario's Wacky Worlds (found prototype of cancelled CD-i game; 1993)
Super Mario's Wacky Worlds is a cancelled 1993 Phillips CD-i sequel to the 1990 SNES game Super Mario World. Developed by NovaLogic, only 30% of the game was complete before the game was cancelled.
Only three prototypes of the game are known to exist, and a ROM of the game has been available for some time now and can be downloaded below.
Background[edit | edit source]
The game would've taken place in the real world as opposed to the Mushroom Kingdom, despite the fact that classic Mario enemies like Goombas and Koopa Troopas make appearances in the game. Development started only a few weeks before the game would be presented to Nintendo, and even though the two developers worked 24 hours a day for two weeks, they didn't have much for the presentation. The game was so rushed; it was ported to a disk only four hours before the presentation that would take place. Despite all this, Nintendo was incredibly impressed by the results.
Cancellation and Leaked ROM[edit | edit source]
Due to poor sales of the CD-i, Wacky Worlds had to be cancelled. What remains of the game is functional for something cancelled so early in production. However, the found prototypes have many glitches and bugs; for example, players can make Goombas freeze in mid-air by touching them, and there is no way to swim in the underwater levels because Mario wasn't programmed to swim yet. Many levels have no data in them at all. It is very unlikely the game will ever be officially completed.
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See Also[edit | edit source]
- BS Super Mario Collection (partially lost Satellaview broadcast versions of compilation platformer; 1997-1998)
- Mario Artist (lost builds of unreleased Nintendo 64DD games; 1999-2000)
- Mario's Castle (lost build of cancelled game on Nintendo's "Project Atlantis" handheld console; existence unconfirmed; 1995-1998)
- Mario Demo (lost Virtual Boy tech demo; 1994)
- Mario's Face (lost Nintendo DS tech demo; 2004)
- Mario Motors (lost build of unreleased Nintendo DS racer; early 2000s)
- Mario Kart XXL (lost Game Boy Advance tech demo; 2004)
- Mario Takes America (lost build of cancelled Philips CD-i edutainment game; 1992-1994)
- New Super Mario Bros. (lost early builds of Nintendo DS 2D platformer; 2004-2006)
- New Super Mario Bros. Mii (lost Wii U tech demo; 2011)
- Super Mario 128 (lost build of cancelled GameCube/Wii game; 2000-2006)
- Super Mario 64 (partially found Spaceworld '95 demo of Nintendo 64 3D platformer; 1995)
- Super Mario Bros. 3 (lost Japanese prototype of NES platformer; 1987-1988)
- Super Mario Bros. (lost Commodore 64 port of NES platformer; existence unconfirmed; 1986)
- Super Mario Disk Version aka "Super Mario 64DD" (found unreleased Nintendo 64DD port of 3D platformer; 1999)
- Super Mario Kart R (partially found pre-release version of "Mario Kart 64"; 1995)
- Super Mario RPG 2 (lost pre-release version of "Paper Mario" Nintendo 64 role-playing game; late 1990s)
- Super Mario Spikers (lost build of cancelled Wii volleyball-wrestling sports game; 2007)
- Super Mario World: Mario Attack (lost Japanese arcade game; 1996)
- Super Mario World (partially found early build of Super Nintendo platformer; 1989)
- Super Paper Mario (lost build of unreleased original GameCube version of Wii side-scrolling platformer; 2006)