A new massive leak makes it possible to discover gameplay images and sometimes even game videos that ultimately never saw the light of day. Enough to say that we missed a lot of classic potential!
A few weeks ago, we were able to discuss the last massive leak of information concerning Nintendo’s cult licenses. This information allowed everyone to discover a whole lot of data so far remained confidential, and strictly reserved for the staff of the Japanese firm. For example, a file could confirm the theory of “L is Real”, and therefore that Luigi was indeed planned in Mario 64. We will also have been able to know more about the Pokemon MMO, a project aborted by Nintendo in the early 2000s. And while we thought we had seen it all, that’s it that a new leak reveals a lot of new secret information, this time mainly about Gameboy and Gameboy Color games.
Pokemon Picross, the aborted GameBoy Color game
Named by Gigaleak III fans, this new stream of leaks reveals once again a whole bunch of game projects that ultimately never saw the light of day. Among them, a certain Pokemon Picross, planned for the Gameboy Color. This game may have been announced and various advertisements for it were shown in Japan, but ultimately it never saw the light of day. For the first time, thanks to this leak, we can therefore discover a whole bunch of gameplay images of the aborted game. It’s cool to discover, but it’s also a call to regret: everyone has potentially missed out on a great game!
Mario & Luigi devs ahead of time
The leaks also reveal various information about a game called Gimmick Land. As the game’s development ended near the end of the GameBoy Color’s life, it was ultimately never released due to the release of the GameBoy Advance.. The Alpha Dream studio then worked on a reboot with a re-modeling of its game for the new portable console, named Tomato Adventure. Shortly later, it is this same studio that will be at the origin of the famous Mario & Luigi series.
The beginnings of babywearing?
If today, some players are complaining (or celebrating) the rather crazy number of ports that can be found on the Nintendo Switch, the GameBoys have almost followed the same route, 20 years earlier. Indeed, the leaks reveal that a lot of Super Famicom and Famicom games were planned for porting in portable mode, such as Hajimari no Mori, the Megaman Rockboard spin-off, or the Sutte Hakkun puzzle-game. Like what, fashion does not date from yesterday …