The recently found nearly 25-year-old prototype demo for a cancelled Rayman game for the Super Nintendo is now available to download and play. This ROM dump comes with the blessing of Rayman creator, Michel Ancel.
Officially dumped by @ocornut over at Twitter, it features a plump looking Rayman traversing a 2D platforming world similar to that of the completed version (released in 1995 for the PlayStation and Atari Jaguar). According to Michel Ancel, a more complete version of the prototype did exist at some point but has not turned up. The file is available for download via a Dropbox linked posted in a tweet:
— Omar (@ocornut) July 3, 2017
Of course, the ROM file for this early build requires a SNES emulator to work, and there’s no shortage of those, so how about giving it a whirl?
Recent years have seen a resurrection in Rayman’s 2D escapades, with the latest being a mobile game for iOS. Maybe, as Ancel apparently jokingly said last year, we’ll see the vision for this cancelled game fully realized. But, that’s probably little more than wishful thinking.