That rare Rayman prototype for Super Nintendo is playable

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Last year, Rayman creators Frédéric Houde and Michel Ancel shared a cool discovery: an unfinished Super Nintendo version of Rayman that was believed to be lost to time. It was a neat piece of video game history, and this week, the story continues. Omar Cornut of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap developer Lizardcube has dumped the prototype and put it online for folks to check out.

I’ve dumped a prototype demo of unreleased Rayman for SNES, here it is! (NB: very early dev build, not a full game) https://t.co/F3XB9XRhTA pic.twitter.com/oLhOdNDyHF

— Omar (@ocornut) July 3, 2017

Michel Ancel covered the news on his Instagram, adding, “It’s our very first playable [build] (few screens, poor controls, no NPC). We made other levels and we should find them one day!”

There’s also some quick footage of the prototype up and running.

It’s a different look for Rayman — a plumper look — and I’m a fan.

[Via GoNintendo]