In case you had been round within the late Nineteen Nineties and fortunately poured many hours into GoldenEye 007, then you may have most likely come throughout the ‘4 Bonds’ hoax. This was a concept which acknowledged that it was attainable to unlock the face textures for earlier Bond actors Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton within the recreation’s multiplayer mode after finishing a collection of near-impossible duties.
This was, after all, not true (no matter what Nintendo-working uncles would possibly let you know); though the face textures of those previous Bonds did exist within the recreation’s ROM in some rudimentary type after preliminary plans so as to add the actors had been scrapped because of some pesky authorized worries. Whereas the opposite Bond fashions had been eliminated fully, the face textures had been as an alternative moved to the ‘unused pile’ relatively than threat deleting anything from the sport’s construct so near launch.
Or at the very least, that is the place they had been. The model of the sport that we now have on the NSO N64 Library has achieved away with these textures, so it appears, lastly placing the prospect of taking part in with the traditional Bonds to mattress. As confirmed on Twitter by @LuigiBlood, the one noticeable distinction between this model’s ROM and people to have come earlier than it’s the removing of the unused Bond textures:
Curiously, though these Bond faces have now been eliminated for good, it seems like there are nonetheless a few unused textures that made it into the Swap On-line model of the sport. As @Graslu00 identified, the ROM nonetheless incorporates the photographs for the 4 Bond case recordsdata and a few Mickey Mouse graffiti — neither of which made it into the unique recreation however, very like the face textures, could possibly be discovered by having a superb outdated dig round within the ROM.
It’s barely unusual that the outdated actor textures can be eliminated on this occasion, whereas different unused ones nonetheless grasp round to this present day. We suppose that it sidesteps any criticism of ‘come on Nintendo, the textures had been proper there! Why not simply put them in??‘ as a result of they don’t seem to be proper there anymore.