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Proto:Mario Superstar Baseball

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Mario Superstar Baseball.

A demo of Mario Superstar Baseball (at this point, Mario Baseball) is present in Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc volumes 27-30. The demo is still in the middle of localization but also predates the Japanese version by almost two weeks, revealing a few differences.

Hmmm...
To do:
Help get into ZZZZ.dat to find some unused stuff. Same with the final game.

TGC Information

The following can be seen by extracting the TGC file from the demo disc and viewing it on the Dolphin emulator.

First of all, the game has its own save banner.

Mariobaseball banner.png

Secondly, the internal title reads: "Famista2003 GC" (ファミスタ2003 GC). This would appear to refer to Namco's Family Stadium 2003 (ファミリースタジアム 2003), which was released for the GameCube on May 30, 2003.

Build Date

The dol file has a build date at DE800.

Ver.05/06/07-21:39:14

Title Screen

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The logo in the demo uses a completely different design, that of a baseball diamond. It may have been a placeholder, as the logo used in the demo disc itself matches the retail design.

Main Menu

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As the demo is still in progress with localization, a few differences are present in the main menu:

  • The title on the left says "SUPER MARIO STADIUM" instead of "Mario Superstar Baseball" and the corner has "main menu" in low caps. This matches the Japanese version.
  • The Dictionary from the Japanese version is present in the list, albeit inaccessible. Attempting to open it crashes the game.

Menu Previews

Many of the menu previews have differences, but in general:

  • The capital letters used in the demo's English header text is smaller.
  • The "p" in "For 1 to 2 Players" isn't capitalized and the lines also end with a period.
  • All the inaccessible previews are still in Japanese.

Exhibition Game

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The description for Exhibition Game is aligned differently.

Toy Field

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MSB usdemo toyfield.png MSB jp toyfield.png MSB us toyfield.png

The Toy Field's stadium appears to have a very different design, resembling Super Mario Bros. instead of how it does in the final game.

Minigames

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The preview for the minigames has a different picture in the top left.

Music

Some songs are a bit different at this point in development.

Title Screen

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Very slightly different, with the final having more depth and instruments.

Victory

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Has a more triumphant feel in the final.

Results

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Sounds a little more MIDI-ish in the prototype.