Monday, March 29, 2010

Super Mario Kart's secret song

Did you know that some gamer (with too much money in his wallet, I'm sure) got his hands on a prototype version of Super Mario Kart a while back? I sure didn't.

Said prototype isn't radically different from the version that showed up on store shelves in late 1992 and early 1993, with one exception: The tune that plays on the Vanilla Lake track.

Here's the song that appears in the released version of the game, and here's the song that appears in the prototype:

After a few listens, I think I prefer the final track to the one that appears in the prototype. The former is bubbly and charming, while the latter is a bit too melancholy for my liking.

In related news: Super Mario Kart will hit the European Wii Shop Channel with an 800-Nintendo-point price tag on Friday. Hopefully it'll hit the channel's North American counterpart next Monday.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I actually kind of prefer the prototype. It seems to fit better, especially when I'm cursing and throwing my controller because that track was so hard!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha ha! I know what you mean, Justin :) I don't think any iteration of Mario Kart made me as angry as Mario Kart Wii, though.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

True effing story. That game...I had no idea I could be so angry. Honestly. Like...anger management material.