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[[File:Mario Demo.png|thumb|320px|Screenshot of the demo.]]
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At Shoshinkai 1994, Nintendo demonstrated their upcoming video game console, the Virtual Boy. To demonstrate its stereoscopic 3D effects, they made '''a brief demo featuring their most recognized character, Mario'''. A rendered image of Mario appeared under the Virtual Boy logo, and then the logo flew towards the viewer letter by letter.<ref>[http://www.mariowiki.com/Mario_Demo Mario Demo at Super Mario Wiki.] Retrieved 20 October '15.</ref><ref>[http://www.planetvb.com/modules/games/?t003g Mario Demo at Planet Virtual Boy.] Retrieved 20 October '15.</ref><ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odall6Jhd24 Mario Demo at YouTube.] Retrieved 20 October '15.</ref>
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|imagecaption=A screenshot of the demo.
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At Shoshinkai 1994, Nintendo demonstrated their then-upcoming console, the Virtual Boy. To demonstrate its stereoscopic 3D effects, '''they made a brief demo featuring one of their most recognizable characters, Mario'''.
  
It is unknown if this demo was on a cartridge or programmed into the prototype console. Regardless, the demo has not resurfaced.
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==Content==
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A rendered image of Mario appeared under the Virtual Boy logo, and then the logo flew towards the viewer letter by letter.<ref>[http://www.planetvb.com/modules/games/?t003g Planet Virtual Boy info on the Mario demo.] Retrieved 20 Oct '15</ref> The demo was also apparently hard-coded onto the Virtual Boy prototypes.
  
==References==
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==Gallery==
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  |description1 =Footage of the demo.
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==See Also==
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===Virtual Boy===
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*[[Doraemon: Nobita no Doki Doki! Obake Land (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1996)]]
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*[[Dragon Hopper (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1995-1996)]]
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*[[Goldeneye 007 (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1996)]]
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*[[Out of the Deathmount (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1996)]]
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*[[Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Gekitou Densetsu (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy wrestling game; 1995)]]
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*[[Sora Tobu Henry (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1995)]]
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*[[VB Mario Land (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1995)]]
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*[[Virtual Block (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1995)]]
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*[[Virtual Dodgeball (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1995)]]
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*[[Virtual Jockey (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1996)]]
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*[[Wangan Sensen Red City (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy game; 1996)]]
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*[[Zero Racers (lost build of unreleased "F-Zero" Virtual Boy game; 1996)]]
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===Mario Series===
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*[[BS Super Mario Collection (partially lost Satellaview broadcast versions of compilation platformer; 1997-1998)]]
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*[[Mario Artist (lost builds of unreleased Nintendo 64DD games; 1999-2000)]]
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*[[Mario's Castle (lost build of cancelled game on Nintendo's "Project Atlantis" handheld console; existence unconfirmed; 1995-1998)]]
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*[[Mario's Face (lost Nintendo DS tech demo; 2004)]]
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*[[Mario Motors (lost build of unreleased Nintendo DS racer; early 2000s)]]
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*[[Mario Kart XXL (lost Game Boy Advance tech demo; 2004)]]
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*[[New Super Mario Bros. (lost early builds of Nintendo DS 2D platformer; 2004-2006)]]
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*[[New Super Mario Bros. Mii (lost Wii U tech demo; 2011)]]
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*[[Super Mario 128 (lost build of cancelled GameCube/Wii game; 2000-2006)]]
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*[[Super Mario 64 (partially found Spaceworld '95 demo of Nintendo 64 3D platformer; 1995)]]
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*[[Super Mario Bros. 3 (lost Japanese prototype of NES platformer; 1987-1988)]]
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*[[Super Mario Bros. (lost Commodore 64 port of NES platformer; existence unconfirmed; 1986)]]
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*[[Super Mario Disk Version aka "Super Mario 64DD" (found unreleased Nintendo 64DD port of 3D platformer; 1999)]]
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*[[Super Mario Kart R (partially found pre-release version of "Mario Kart 64"; 1995)]]
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*[[Super Mario RPG 2 (lost pre-release version of "Paper Mario" Nintendo 64 role-playing game; late 1990s)]]
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*[[Super Mario Spikers (lost build of cancelled Wii volleyball-wrestling sports game; 2007)]]
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*[[Super Mario's Wacky Worlds (found prototype of cancelled CD-i game; 1993)]]
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*[[Super Mario World: Mario Attack (lost Japanese arcade game; 1996)]]
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*[[Super Mario World (partially found early build of Super Nintendo platformer; 1989)]]
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*[[Super Paper Mario (lost build of unreleased original GameCube version of Wii side-scrolling platformer; 2006)]]
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==External Link==
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*[http://www.mariowiki.com/Mario_Demo Super Mario Wiki's page on the Virtual Boy Mario demo.] Retrieved 20 Oct '15
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==Reference==
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Latest revision as of 18:27, 20 January 2021

Mario Demo.png

A screenshot of the demo.

Status: Lost

At Shoshinkai 1994, Nintendo demonstrated their then-upcoming console, the Virtual Boy. To demonstrate its stereoscopic 3D effects, they made a brief demo featuring one of their most recognizable characters, Mario.

Content

A rendered image of Mario appeared under the Virtual Boy logo, and then the logo flew towards the viewer letter by letter.[1] The demo was also apparently hard-coded onto the Virtual Boy prototypes.

Gallery

Footage of the demo.

See Also

Virtual Boy

Mario Series

External Link

Reference