Ever since the Nintendo Gigaleaks began around a week ago, one cool tidbit after another has been revealed from the formerly tucked-away archives of Nintendo. Now we have some new reveals, such as Mario originally having wings in Super Mario World and Yoshi's Island on the SNES having a level editor built into it.
So, let's start with perhaps the coolest news:
That's pretty neat, eh? Originally when players picked up the feather in Super Mario World, players would get wings instead of the weird cape that we ultimately got. It looks a lot better than the cape, so who knows why it was swapped out, and it makes a lot more sense with the feather icon. Sadly, there is no proof at this time that Mario was changed due to a falling apart of a Red Bull sponsorship.
Another interesting reveal is that Yoshi's Island on SNES has a built in level editor that directly works on an SNES, which can be seen here:
They also made a level editor for Yoshi's Island development directly on SNES!— FURiOUS (@furious_) July 29, 2020
It uses most of the functions from SFXDOS, I'm working with @notrevenant to emulate the device/adapter into bsnes+, he did the keyboard support and I'm doing the floopy disk controller right now... pic.twitter.com/NCOh5YUVdH
It seems surprisingly advanced, with keyboard support enabled and with a decent amount of functionality overall. Could this start a scene for sharing Yoshi's Island levels? Only time will tell.
Other findings include possible standing frames for Bowser in Super Mario World, and unused hat assets for Mario: Fun With Letters on the SNES (we didn't need to include this here, but we feel Luigi in this hat is its own reward)
Via #NintendoLeaks, unused assets for ‘Mario: Fun With Letters’ on the SNES. In the final “Hat” is just a hat. This unused version shows Luigi wearing a hat. In the PC version, they redid the asset entirely. pic.twitter.com/D1ceIAeI7G— Nintendo Metro (@NintendoMetro) July 29, 2020
There's bound to be more reveals over the coming weeks, so stay tuned to TechRaptor for more Nintendo Gigaleak details.
What do you think of these leaks? Would you try the level editor? Let us know in the comments!