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.
Notice the less-menacing face on the Thwomp.
Notice the poll at the other end of the spinning platform.
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?
The ramp has a different texture.
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 falling off the course, showing level height is roughly unchanged.
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.