Sad Mavis AI
11-Jul-18 02:04 PM
1:28 - There are differences on the second planet as well.
> The exact location that you land in is slightly different.
In the E3 Footage Mario lands behind a sling star located on the second planet. This is probably so players wouldn't immediately launch themselves back to the previous planet by accident.
In the Final Version said sling star doesn't exist; after Mario leaves the first planet there is no going back. Due to this Mario can land in the middle of the square in the ground.
> The Goomba appears to spawn closer to the sling star in the E3 Footage. It can be seen immediately going for Mario whereas Mario has to move somewhere to reach the Goomba's detection range in the Final.
> The Second Planet in the E3 Footage is missing water patches and Thorny Flowers just like the first planet was.
1:33 The Large Pokey at the top of the Second Planet appears to spawn later in the E3 Footage than in the Final Game. It can be seen here idling in the ground until Mario is nearly on top of it in the E3 Footage....
...Whereas in the final the Large Pokey comes up much sooner (when Mario is roughly half of the Second Planet's distance away from him).
Despite this, the camera appears use the same trigger threshold to focus the camera on the Large Pokey in both builds of the game (meaning that the camera will focus on the Large Pokey before he even pops up from the ground in the E3 Build).
1:46 - After defeating the Large Pokey, a Sling Star spawns on the ground that launches Mario to a Launch Star in the E3 Footage.
In the Final Build, only a Launch Star spawns.
1:46 - 1:57 It may also be worth noting that the camera angles used when (and while!) launching from the Launch Star are different between these two builds..
The E3 Build uses several different camera angles during the actual flying part of the launch. There also appears to be some sort of quiet beat or music or something during the launch in the background that isn't in the final game.
There also is a Starbit Trail following Mario during the launch, which is not seen in the final.
E3 Initial Camera Angle:
Final Initial Camera Angle:
1:52 This planet with the sling star in the bottom right is only shown for a brief time in the E3, but it's clearly unfinished. The two Chain Chomps seen on this planet in the final build are missing and the Green Warp Pipe also appears to be missing.
How it looks in the Final Build:
There's a lot of clutter / decor that is different throughout these but for the most part I've been ignoring them due to the lack of a good way to compare them or even footage of it for the most part.
However, at 1:55 while using the Sling Star to get to the next planet, there are several skinny rocks in the E3 Footage that are not there in the Final Build. Just figured I may as well point out an easy one.