One person’s trash is another person’s treasure…
A cataloger at Rochester, New York’s Strong National Museum of Play was digging through a random box of donated items when she came across a demo of Super Mario Bros. 3.
Kirsten Feigel spotted a floppy disk with the words ‘Super Mario’ handwritten on it.
The demo was created in 1990 by id Software (best known for creating Doom) in an attempt to persuade Nintendo to partner with them to develop a version of Super Mario Bros. 3 for PC computers.
Nintendo rejected the idea, so a PC version of the game was never made.
Sometimes you'll find the most random things in a donation. RIT Museum Studies alumna Kirsten Feigel discovered an interactive, playable version of Super Mario Bros. 3 while processing a box of items donated to the Strong National Museum of Play.https://t.co/DQInBaoh01
— RIT Archives (@ritarchives) November 29, 2021
The demo will now live in the museum’s archives but isn’t on display to the general public just yet.
Have you found something crazy/cool going through a grandparent’s basement or a garage sale?