Super Mario 128 (lost build of cancelled GameCube/Wii game; 2000-2006)
Super Mario 128 was a tech demo first shown at SpaceWorld 2000 and a potential game for the Nintendo GameCube/Wii.
The name Super Mario 128 first came up in an issue of Nintendo Power from 1997. It said the name Super Mario 128 was a possible name for a Super Mario 64 sequel.
Tech Demo[edit | edit source]
The tech demo featured 128 Marios in the game. The Marios could manipulate the terrain by bringing the structure up and down, and they could also change the board to a pizza. The tech demo was intended to test the large amounts of bots that the GameCube could handle, a deed that was nearly impossible for the Nintendo 64.
Availability[edit | edit source]
In 2005 Reggie Fils-Aime said that Super Mario 128 would make an appearance at E3, but it did not. That same year, Miyamoto gave some information on the game; he said that Mario would be in a game with a new character by his side and that it would not be on the GameCube but on the Wii.
In 2006, Miyamoto confirmed that Super Mario 128 was cancelled, but many elements of the demo were used in Metroid Prime, Super Mario Galaxy, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. In 2007, Miyamoto said after his keynote speech that Super Mario 128 was turned into the Pikmin games.
Though it's unknown if Super Mario 128 was actually fully developed as a game, the original tech demo hasn't resurfaced or has been leaked to the internet and all that remains of the tech demo are video recordings and screenshots of the demo at SpaceWorld 2000.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
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 Kart XXL (lost Game Boy Advance tech demo; 2004)
- Mario Motors (lost build of unreleased Nintendo DS racer; early 2000s)
- 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 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's Wacky Worlds (found prototype of cancelled CD-i game; 1993)
- 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)
External Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- IGN's 2006 interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, briefly mentions Super Mario 128. Retrieved 11 Jan '19
- Game Industry's article on Shigeru Miyamoto's keynote speech at GDC 2007. Retrieved 11 Jan '19