Nintendo Land director Yoshikazu Yamashita has revealed that the attraction that became Metroid Blast was originally a Star Fox game.
What's more, Donkey Kong's Crash Course started out as an Excitebike prototype.
Speaking with Famitsu, Yamashita said: "Generally it was easy to match the gameplay from the prototypes with one series or another. For example, a game with air and ground battles works well with Metroid.
"There was a time when Metroid Blast was going to be a Star Fox title, but the prototype featured this vehicle that hovered around like a helicopter and we figured that'd never be a good match for an Arwing."
In the same interview, it was also revealed that both Excitebike and 1080 Snowboarding games were prototypes for the attraction that eventually became Donkey Kong's Crash Course.
We can see Excitebike working as a Donkey Kong's Crash Course-style game.
[ Source: Polygon ]