Recently the Source code for many classic games of Nintendo like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 2 and Mario 64 leaked out on the NES and N64. It seems that some online posters have leaked the source code.
This Gigaleak of Nintendo consists of some internal documents that were leaked by the hackers. Therefore, this leak contains the development versions of the code and the source code of the game of several Nintendo classic games of the 1990s Nintendo 64 and SNES eras. Character designs, levels, and sprites are included in this Gigaleak.
The leaked code is currently spreading all over the internet since the matter came forward through social media. Also, some prototypes of the unreleased games such as a scrapped The Legend of Zelda’s Zelda 2 remake have been found by some of them. It seems that this leak was planned for the Pokémon MMO in the early 2000s for the Game Boy Advance. This was said to be targeting on Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
A bunch of Nintendo prototypes are apparently currently being compiled from leaked source code right now as of this post
First up there's this Yoshi's Island proto with different UI graphics, placeholder music from Mario World, and has a prefix of 'Super Mario Bros. 5' pic.twitter.com/Qqock5RZaS
— Akfamilyhome @ Origami King (@Akfamilyhome) July 24, 2020
MARIO 64 SOURCE JUST LEAKED
THERE’S AN OFFICIAL LUIGI MODEL pic.twitter.com/EfkfETKY0C
— DRINK OF THE (HD) WINE OF THE WRATH OF GOD (@BigCti) July 25, 2020
This leak puts light on the complete gaming world from the 90s era.
The leak has been receiving a lot of responses from the fans. The leak revealed the details of the Luigi Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The source of the major games like Yoshi’s Island, The Legend of Zelda: A Lint to the Past and F-Zero, Star Fox 1&2, and Mario Kart.
The major development tools were even not spared by hackers. However, several private documents of some private trades and a large cache of private internal correspondence from some studios were also included in the leak.
Here is the tweet from the lead programmer of the Star Fox :
Wtf – I haven’t seen this tool I made for StarFox 2 for almost 30 years, I wrote it in early c++ to teach myself the language more than anything else. Where the hell have hackers got all this obscure data from????!! https://t.co/9kN9UoQPMS
— Dylan🗑️🗑️🗑️Scrappers is OUT! (@dylancuthbert) July 24, 2020
Some of the fans seem to be happy, whereas some are disappointed with the leak to take place. Therefore, some happy fans say that the leak brings nostalgia with the beta version of Luigi Mario 64 and several images.
However, the legality of the source code is still not known and the evidence points are quite solid. The means of gaining the leak are still a mystery for us.
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