To further expand upon the Nintendo 64's capabilities, the Japanese gaming giant released the 64DD add-on to provide the console with its very own disk drive. While very little was released on the format after it was deemed a commercial failure, it has since become a highly desirable system - one which has just had another title added to its meagre line-up.
Although there is the fantastic F-Zero X expansion pack, Sim CIty 64, and Doshin the Giant available for the add-on, there was nothing as groundbreaking as Super Mario 64 to help sell the system - or was there? At SpaceWorld 1996, Nintendo demonstrated a disk version of Super Mario 64 to attendees to showcase the new hardware, although that would supposedly be the last time gamers would see this version of the game - at least until now.
As of recent the dedicated French Nintendo 64 collector and blogger jimmy130 has been revealling his latest purchase online - the unreleased 64DD version of Super Mario 64. As the hit platformer was never released on disk format, many retro gamers were doubting the existence of this obscurity, while many others wanted to know more.
This doubt, however, soon waned once videos of the disk in action were posted to YouTube. While appearing to be near identical to the cartridge version of Super Mario 64, this unreleased 64DD version presents several differences such as its title screen appearance and quicker load times, along with some game breaking bugs.
While it is unlikely that any major differences will present themselves in the game's code, it's incredible knowing that yet another undiscovered Nintendo 64DD game has been out there all this time, waiting to be bought from a secondhand shop in Japan.
Super Mario 64DD Gameplay
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