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