Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Random: Luigi was found in a Sega GT Dreamcast prototype

Sega GT prototype in Dreamcast (image: Sega Dreamcast Information / @ CombyLaurent1)

During the 90’s, Sega and Nintendo were clearly direct competitors. It is documented in text like Blake J. Harris’s “Console Wars”.Nevertheless, there seemed to be some pretty incredible strange What’s happening behind the scenes at one of these video game companies-it’s actually very weird and “borrows” a rival mascot …

Especially Sega thing For Nintendo’s Super Mario Series Luigi.It all comes from the recently discovered prototype of the Dreamcast title. Now GT, “Is part ofProject Deluge“-135 Dreamcast prototypes and 349 Xbox OG prototypes, including unreleased games, unreleased ports, tech demos, initial builds, localization prototypes, debug builds, and more.

In the Sega GT prototype (a build previously inaccessible to fans), it seems that a model of Luigi was discovered in a secret race in the game-pretending to be a starter with a flag. If you’re still wondering what’s going on here, there’s also a weird looking map, and the race title is “sonygt2”. Probably referring to the 1999 PlayStation title. Gran Turismo 2Released just a few months before Sega’s own sim racer.

Luigi is Nintendo’s intellectual property, so at the time of writing no one really knows what to do with it. Some kind of joke, maybe he was a placeholder, but it’s certainly there, and it’s speculated that this wasn’t meant to be visible outside the Sega wall.

The Sega GT was co-developed by Wow Entertainment (Sega AM1) and TOSE. It has been known for its close relationship with the Nintendo platform since the 1980s. TOSE is also at the back of the series Game & Watch Gallery When Legendary stuffy, And recently some Nintendo-published switch titles-perhaps it had something to do with the strange thing that the Sega GT prototype included Luigi.

So you have it-Luigi turned out to be real and he was hiding in the Dreamcast Sega GT all the time.