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This Nintendo leak reveals major secrets about previous games, concepts

A hunch of data from Nintendo has leaked. Here’s what you might find interesting

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii; $49.99; Rated E) is one of those rare games were the sequel is better than the original.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii; $49.99; Rated E) is one of those rare games were the sequel is better than the original.
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In July, a slew of data from Nintendo leaked on the internet, revealing the source code and developer information from some classic Nintendo games, including Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Fans have looked over all of the data and shared screenshots and little news bits from the information, per Polygon.

“What this means is that people can look at the original code that makes up these games; normally, these are the sorts of files that the public can’t access and never gets to see, because what’s playable is very different than what developers use to build games,” according to Polygon.

So what’s in the data leak?

OK so the data includes a number of interesting news bits, including:

  • Nintendo considered a Zelda 2 remake.
  • There is an asset in Super Mario World where Luigi flips the bird.
  • There’s information about Yoshi with a mustache in Super Mario World.
  • In Super Mario 64, there was a castle level that was likely used as a test spot for developers.
  • There was a 3D model for Link from the Zelda series.
  • There was a beta model for Luigi to appear in Super Mario 64, per PC Gamer.
  • The leaks included a number of Yoshi models, some which appear skinnier and more dinosaur-like, per The Verge.