Thank Mario 128 for Mario Galaxy

Mario 128 - the mythical sequel to Super Mario 64 - is one of the most talked about no-shows among Nintendo fans, but it turns out it wasn't binned after all, because much of its concept was used to form Super Mario Galaxy, reveals Shigeru Miyamoto.

"We've kind of had this idea for a long time, that we wanted to, from the very beginning, have it be something that everyone can play," said Miyamoto. "And the core idea, actually, in terms of the gravity and running around on different spheres, were things that we were experimenting with back when we were working on Mario 128, and the 100 Marios demo (a GC tech demo), immediately after Mario 64," he recalls.

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sajj3165426d ago

128 Marios ... and not 100? Correct me if I'm wrong.

ItsDubC5426d ago (Edited 5426d ago )

Ya, I heard the 100 Marios demo became sort of a proof of concept for Pikmin.

sajj316, from what I understand, Mario 128 was a game in development while the 100 Marios demo was completely different.

sumfood4u5426d ago

I do remember seeing 100+ marios on one screen at 1nce.