What Are You Playing This Weekend?: A long lost Nintendo music game resurfaces for anyone to play

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Earlier this week, the prototype of an unreleased Nintendo game made its way online. Sound Fantasy (which was to be the final name for a project developed as Sound Factory) was in development for the Super NES at Nintendo but never made it to store shelves. Last year, a cartridge containing an unfinished version of the game surfaced—followed by a second prototype last month—but it wasn’t until now that someone extracted the game files and threw them online. LuigiBlood, an active member of the game preservation and emulation community who’s been pursuing Sound Fantasy and reconstructing its history, helped facilitate the release but is …

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