In Grooveraider‘s Youtube Channel we can see a couple of videos from the E3 1996 Nintendo 64 USA debut, in an awesome quality and with some previusly unseen (or at least rare) beta scenes!
“After the E3 Press conferrence the Press was given this B-ROLL for newstations and media alike.”
Huge props to Grooveraider!
Video 1: (Mario 64, Star Wars, Pilot Wings)
Mario 64 beta:
- Different M64 title
- Early M64 HUD
- Beta spiders in the Hazy maze Cave (with eyebrows? ahah WTF?)
- Beta Pokey in Sand Land
- Beta Big Boo
Video 2: (KI Gold, Wave Race, Mario Kart, Blast Corps, Kirby’s Air Ride, Star Fox)
Wave Race beta:
- Beta hud
- unknown level
- 4 subcheckpoints
- 5 drivers
Super Mario Kart R beta:
- Beta HUD
- Beta item-boxes
- Beta Character icons
Blast Corps beta:
- Beta “Nuclear-Truck”
What do you think about this unseen game? Give your vote!
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More interesting to see is, that in the WaveRace Beta a completely unknown level is used, with 4 subcheckpoints and 5 drivers on the course!!
ahah, wow MasterPhW, you are right! i did not notice that in the Wave Race video.. it’s really a good find! The 5 drivers are all the same character, maybe that was one of the first betas for the new design of tha game? (before humans, there where powerboats)
I noticed in the Kirby Air Ride video that the flat 2D background is from Kirby Super Star on the SNES. It’s the map screen from the Dynablade game:
That Pokey, in Super Mario 64, is definitely from the final game.