Decades after the game’s original release, fans managed to get their hands on the prototype map for Super Mario World.
You may remember Nintendo’s “gigaleak” which lasted between 2018 and 2020. A lot of information was revealed about previously released games, including prototypes, source code and much more.
That’s where the prototype Super Mario World map comes from. When it was originally spotted in the Nintendo leak, corrupted graphics prevented us from seeing what the setup actually looked like. However, hacker and researcher codfish1002 has since managed to fix Map-B’s problems, which gives us a look at the map, which was made in 1989. Twitter user MrTalida shared the image.
Here’s a look:
Note that the image above is just a graphic layout file. Since no level data is included, it’s not something that’s actually playable.
Despite being very old at this point, a decent amount of news has been shared about Super Mario World over the years. In addition to what was learned from the “gigaleak”, a localization prototype was shared a few months ago – we have more on that. here.
Super Mario World originally released in 1990 in Japan and the following year in North America. If you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, you can play it on your current Nintendo console right now.