Nintendo preservation web site Forest of Illusion has managed to accumulate one other uncommon piece of gaming historical past. It has been in a position to archive a Japan prototype of the Nintendo DS X4 firmware – recovered from an X4 prototype unit.
In line with the supply, “nearly each facet of this model is totally different from the ultimate retail launch”. One of many highlights is the boot up display. As a substitute of that includes the Nintendo DS brand, it seems to be a GBA placeholder display and a sound file of kids shouting “Nintendo” (you possibly can have a pay attention under).
The menu can be loads totally different from the ultimate model. The Cutting Room Floor particulars how the placeholder menu options DS and GBA boot choices, wi-fi play, and Nitro settings – containing person info (console title, birthday and color), the date and time, language choices, contact panel settings and extra.
A Slicing Room Ground contributor additionally notes how “some elements” of this prototype have a robust resemblance to the early DSi settings app:
@trashbandatcoot – “Ought to deliver up that some elements of this prototype strongly resemble these of an early DSi settings app, primarily the structure of the menu settings itself and the contact calibration menu. “
Some DS fanatics have additionally acquired the firmware up and operating on their very own models, due to Forest of Phantasm’s efforts:
Nintendo beforehand showcased prototypes of the DS at E3, which was on the time internally generally known as Nitro. What do you consider this slice of firmware historical past? What about that boot up sound impact? Depart a remark down under.