Posted on Apr 1, 2001 12:00 AM EDT by: TW
We here at Super Mario 128 Central, on today, April 1, 2001 wish to share with the world what mario fans have been waiting for for a long time. We have received from a reliable source, known as 'Faoporill' the Super Mario 64 2 BETA ROM! 'Faoporill' who wishes to remain anonymous says that the ROM was leaked out of Nintendo's Head office, and shipped to Hong Kong.
'Faoporill' says he has had the ROM for many years but feels that today, April 1 2001 is the day to release it. Ever since Shigeru Miyamoto said in 1998 that he had Mario + Luigi up and running on his computer, fans have wondered about this game, and here it is:
Similar to the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Beta ROM which is already available, we bring you the Super Mario 64 2 Beta ROM for you, the SM128C viewers to download today! All you need is a N64 Emulator, such as Nemu or UltraHLE. First here's a taste of what's in store:
Here's the ROM's simple title screen
This is a weird title screen, but as they say it speaks a thousand words. The game was called 'revenge/koopa' which would be the same as 'Bowsers Revenge'. You can play as Mario and Luigi, 'code' lets you see the game's code. Option lets you turn on music, hear the speech and other stuff.
Mario Outside Bowser's Castle
The Mario game takes you to a simple level select screen. They are levels numbered 1-30 with no names. Some don't work, but this screen is from a level which appears to be Bowser's Castle. The door to the right goes up to another area.
Playing As Luigi
Playing As Luigi in a non-sprited Bob-omb battlefield. The camera angle is fixed in this area, obviously Nintendo were experimenting with this. Even the Luigi icon hasn't been put in yet.
This ROM explains really what people wanted to know about Super Mario 64 2, and while everyone was anticipating, it got delayed and delayed and finally here is where the Nintendo coders got to. Enjoy, on this great day of April 1, 2001.