A prototype demo of the unreleased SNES Rayman game has found its way online thanks to archivist Omar Cornut. With series Creator Michel Ancel’s permission, he uploaded the file onto Dropbox for all to enjoy. “There’s not a lot to it really, I borrowed the cartridge from Michel Ancel who kindly let me look at it and dump it,” said Cornut.
Cornut runs a website dedicated to archiving games on various platforms, so when he found out that he could get ahold of Rayman’s cartridge, he immediately suggested dumping it on the internet. The website, SMS Power, was first created in 1997 to “discuss, gather, publish and preserve historical facts, data and knowledge related to [Sega] systems.”
The prototype, which can be viewed below, showcases an early build lacking a lot of features. Cornut said that “the stuff like two-player mode that have been shown in screenshots are not really in this build.”
This isn’t the first time people have received a glimpse of this unfinished SNES game. Last October, Ancel shared a video on his Instagram that contained footage of the early prototype. Rayman would eventually release in 1995 for the Atari Jaguar, PlayStation 1, and Sega Saturn instead.
Rayman SNES Prototype