In the modern age of gaming, where the most popular way to buy a game is to buy a digital copy of any specific game, it more or less kills the incentive to buy physical copies.
This also killed off any incentive people had to buy games in their CD or cartridge form. But Nintendo always had some great physical illustrations of their work, one of which included a certain Star Wars game.
- Forest of Illusion Has Preserved A Genuine Prototype Build Of Star Wars Episode I: Battle For Naboo.
- The copy was provided by @GamingLegend64 who also dwells in preserving old Nintendo games.
- Forest of Illusion speculates that this cartridge was sent out for review purposes due to its physical label.
Forest Of Illusion, which is maintained by @togemet2 and @Marionova64 works hard to preserve old historical gaming landmarks lost to time. They mainly deal in Nintendo cartridges but the path to discovery is vast, and sometimes they strike copper, sometimes gold, And well it seems gold is what they hit this time.
We've preserved a late prototype build of Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo, developed by LucasArts for the Nintendo 64! Judging from the label, this cartridge was sent out for review purposes. Many thanks to @GamingLegend64 for sending this in! pic.twitter.com/WLAnAAmOhU
— Forest of Illusion (@forestillusion) December 12, 2022
On their official site, this is what they have to say about their newest finding, “The following is a late prototype build of Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo, developed by LucasArts for the Nintendo 64. Judging from the label, this cartridge was sent out for review purposes.”
Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo was originally published by LucasArts and THQ and was released for the Nintendo 64 in late December 2000, over 2 decades ago. The Nintendo 64 version received generally positive reviews due to the game’s great controls and accessibility.
The game had you landing in multiple terrain types and sectors, it had an entire ranking system for every type of category, and the game was generally huge at the time, in both contrast and its vision. Being based on the original movies, the game had a lot of pressure and a lot of success.
This copy was also provided by @GamingLegend64 who also dwells in preserving old Nintendo games. GamingLegend64, as his name suggests, also archives old forgotten cartridges or any relics from the long-forgotten past.
With users like these, and archivists as talented and hardworking as the Forest Of Illusion, we can expect more cartridges to make their way back into the eyes of collectors and enthusiasts alike. What do you think about the newfound cartridge? Let us know in the comments below.
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