Back in 1990, IFD (soon to be Id Software) wanted to pitch a PC version of Super Mario 3 to Nintendo and to do so made a demo of the game running on the platform.
As we all known Nintendo is adamant (or was) to keep its exclusive games only to its own consoles and the history tells us Id Software didn’t convince Nintendo to get the gig.
Yesterday, John Romero published a 6-minutes video showing the demo of the game, running amazingly polished and smooth for a demo, leaving us, old PC gamers, with that bitter taste of “what we missed!”.
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I believe Nintendo did the right business decision keeping Super Mario far away from the pirate-friendly sea of PC Software, but deep inside we wish that the history was different…