Unreleased tech demo of Mario Kart XXL for Game Boy Advance Surfaces Online
Nintendo Save Website forest of illusions acquired the “infamous” Mario Kart XXL tech demo – A presentation by Denaris Entertainment Software for the Game Boy Advance, dated April 2004. Now it is available for download.
The German development studio (founded by Turrican creator Manfred Trenz) initially showed Nintendo of Europe the game and its “dynamic and adjustable perspective engine with two playing fields”. The demo consists of one track using Mario Kart footage and includes a BGM from a PlayStation racer called Murhun Kartin the development of which Denaris also participated.
Interestingly, this Mario Kart demo started out as a racing game called “R3D Demo‘. The same developer eventually released a Game Boy Advance kart based on the CGI-animated Crazy Frog character. Ouch!
You can get a more detailed story and watch Mario Kart XXL along with the R3D-Demo on the website Hard4Games YouTube:
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[source forestillusion.com, via youtu.be]