Although, almost everything on the cd-i has been really mediocre, especially the nintendo-based titles.
But, super mario wacky worlds did look like it might've been something special.
Apprantly there, was a third title in development called 'Mario Takes America'
Anyone heard of this? The premise sounds kinda interesting.
There's a blurb about it here.
" While The Black Moon Project covered â€œ <a class="externalLink" href="http://www.classicgaming.com/blackmoon/smww.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> The Lost Mario game â€ being "Super Mario`s Wacky Worlds" in 2004, less is known about a Digital Video project called â€˜Mario Takes Americaâ€™. A Canadian investor named Howard Greenspan set up Cigam (Magic spelled backwards) Entertainment in Toronto. They talked a great story about Super Mario flying over the Statue of Liberty, travelling with dolphins over the ocean and more which has been highlighted in the UK CD-I Magazine once. The film crew even used a helicopter to shoot some of the more tricky sequences. These were the early days of Full Motion Video, so the development platform was not that stable in their defense. And while the concept was great, the execution was miserable. Other rumours include the mis-use of Nintendoâ€™s Intellectual Property in the way how Mario was treated in the flight over America. The so-called â€˜Edutainmentâ€™ concept should add a level of teaching about the American culture which should propagate the status of the USA immensely. However, this title was supposed to be the edge of â€˜realityâ€™ with a real silicon graphics Mario which should be the first outing of Mario in 3D ever! The game concept was nothing else than impressive but unfortunately none of this came to happening; after the bankruptcy of Cigam in 1994 all the golden plans for Mario were cancelled. Early clips where shown at the CDi 3 Conference in New York in October 1993."
Full thing is here
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Wonder if anythings left of it. A bit was shown off at that conference so maybe there is.