10 Most MIND-BLOWING Things We Learned From The Nintendo Gigaleak

L IS REAL 2020.


We were treated to another round of NintyLeaks over the weekend, as a fresh batch of juicy, unseen content from the company's classic library spilled onto the internet. And frankly, it was difficult to know where to start.

Amongst the bounty was cut content from Starfox 2, Mario 64, and Pokémon, early - and in some cases, frankly terrifying - prototype versions of some of the SNES' most beloved games, as well as assets from scrapped titles which sadly never saw the light of day.

Putting the cherry on Princess Peach's cake, we saw a certain character model which confirmed that, at least at one point, one of gaming's biggest myths was once in fact reality.

(If you haven't guessed already, here's a clue: it involves a green plumber in 64-bit land.)

Of course, all this could prove an extraordinarily elaborate hoax, but the sheer effort it'd involve suggests otherwise. What's more, a Starfox 2 developer took to Twitter to express surprise that his tools - tools he hasn't seen in quarter of a century - have surfaced amongst this lot.

Which means, probably, 'Leak is real'. Here are the most unbelievable things which spilled from it.

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Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know). He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.