In an attempt to compete with newcomer Sony's Playstation, Nintendo released a little add on called the 64DD. No, it wasn't a Super Smash Bros. Bra, but rather a disc drive, which was meant to allow for different games to come to the console. Unfortunately for Nintendo, the thing failed to sell, and it ultimately never left Japan before being discontinued (disk-continued?). The fact that there were so few games for it probably didn't help.
Well, don't worry 64DD owners, because it seems that you have another game after all... sort of.
Retro CollectAt 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.
I hope it was worth the wait, guys.
If you want to see the game in action, there are two Youtube videos demonstrating the disk version in action.
I know that this doesn't mean much for most people, including myself, but I figured some of you guys might enjoy this news. If you've got peripheral vision, then this must be out of sight.