Nintendo preservation site Forest of Illusion, in collaboration with Render Archive and NintendoWarden, have uncovered what appears to be a cut stage from Super Mario 64.
The screenshot reel from a pre-release build of the game was found in the long-sought after 1996 Nintendo Company Report.
But the most interesting part of the report is the page that shows various screenshots of B-roll Nintendo 64 footage from 1995. It’s here that we see still frames from a never-before-seen look ghost stage.
Forest of Illusion combined these stills into a GIF so we can get a better impression of what the gameplay would have looked like.
Most of the text in the report is, however, in Japanese and not in a machine-readable format which doesn’t make it easy to stick in a machine translator.
Still, it’s pretty cool to see some new tidbits from a game that was supposedly thoroughly broken down and examined.