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Nintendo DS Firmware ‘Prototype’ Reveals System’s Unique Boot Up Sound Effect
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Nintendo DS Firmware ‘Prototype’ Reveals System’s Unique Boot Up Sound Effect

Image: Forest of Illusion (via Twitter)Nintendo preservation website Forest of Illusion has managed to acquire another rare piece of gaming history. It's been able to archive a Japan prototype of the Nintendo DS X4 firmware - recovered from an X4 prototype unit. According to the source, "just about every aspect of this version is different from the final retail release". One of the highlights is the boot up screen. Instead of featuring the Nintendo DS logo, it appears to be a GBA placeholder screen and a sound file of children shouting "Nintendo" (you can have a listen below). Some differences that were noted: Upon boot a sound file of children shouting “Nintendo!” will play. The Nintendo GBA logo will appear on the top screen instead of the DS logo. The menu itself is completely diffe...