Super Mario World prototype map revealed

Decades after the game’s original release, fans have managed to get their hands on the prototype map for Super Mario World.

You may remember Nintendo’s “gigaleak” that ran between 2018 and 2020. A ton of information was revealed about previously released games, including prototypes, source code, and more.

This is where the Super Mario World prototype map comes from. When it was originally discovered in the Nintendo leak, corrupt graphics prevented us from seeing what the layout actually looked like. However, hacker and researcher codfish1002 has since managed to fix the problems with Map-B, giving us a look at the map that was made back in 1989. Twitter user MrTalida went along with the image.

Here’s a look:

Super Mario World prototype map

Note that the image above is just a graphics layout file. Since there’s no level data included, it’s not actually playable.

Despite being very old at this point, a decent amount of news has been shared about Super Mario World over the years. Aside from what was learned by “gigaleak”, a localization prototype was shared a few months ago – we have more on that 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 play it on Nintendo’s current console now.


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