Over the past few days, a new video depicting what appears to be a prototype for a Mario Kart game on the Game Boy Advance has been going viral. The demo itself looks very early and not all that fun to play, but what’s interesting about it is the fact that it uses two different Mode 7 planes to create a greater illusion of depth. This necessitated changing the angle so that not all of the approaching track could be seen.
Update 3/13/2012: I was disappointed with the game upon finishing it. The only character I developed any emotional attachment to was Sveta, the demi-human princess. The other characters weren’t written well enough to appear to have any internal drive. They felt more like props that moved the plot along. There was very little that was organic in their reactions to each other and what was going on around them.(more…)