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Restoration | Shoshinkai 1995 Beta Whomp's Fortress Cleanup

Beta Whomp's Fortress Restoration

This is an attempt at restoring some of the sloppy CRT footage from the highly-important Shoshinkai 1995 event. All screenshots on this page originate from the video, Shoshinkai 1995, Nintendo 64 and Super Mario 64 Demonstrations.


Mario flying out of the cannon in an early version of Whomp's Fortress. Notice the additional pole and different Thwomp face.

Notice the less-menacing face on the Thwomp.

Mario sliding down a slope, towards the cannon, in an early version of Whomp's Fortress


Mario after crossing the collapsing bridge in an early version of Whomp's Fortress.

Notice the poll at the other end of the spinning platform.

Mario near the Blast Away The Wall Star location in an early version of Whomp's Fortress.

The main asphalt texture of this world is extremely different, and much more playful than the drab colors that make it into the final game. But, the release's textures are more fitting for the fortress, right?

Mario near the slope in an early version of Whomp's Fortress.

The ramp has a different texture.

Mario in the bottom-left corner of an early version of Whomp's Fortress.

Shoot Mario into the Wild Blue couldn't have been a star yet, as the whole side area in Whomp's Fortress is missing. Further, there are no railings to ensure the player doesn't walk off the edges. Also, where's Bob-omb Buddy?

Mario near the cannon in an early version of Whomp's Fortress.

Mario falling off an early version of Whomp's Fortress.

Mario falling off the course, showing level height is roughly unchanged.

Mario ascending the tower in an early Whomp's Fortress.

Notice the trapezoid shaped platform Mario's standing on. The final game features rectangle platforms that aren't flush with one another, making the ascent more difficult.

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