The following is a “Cup-Diskette” which would’ve been used to record player scores during the Super Mario Swiss Cup tournament held by Nintendo in Switzerland, 1993! Participants would try to qualify for the final round by attempting to gather as many points as possible in either Super Mario Bros 3 for the NES, or Looney Tunes Road Runner for the SNES within a seven-minute timeframe. One of these diskettes would’ve been able to be purchased on-site for CHF 5.00, and would’ve given the player a total of five attempts to get a good score.
The disk itself holds two files: GAME_1.DAT and GAME_2.DAT, both with a filedate of the May 28th, 1993. It’s currently unknown how to extract the data from these files, so if you happen to figure it out let us know! We’d be super interested to learn exactly how much information they contain.
The text located on the front of the box is as follows:
Video game talents are now coming to the front: with the sporty and playful Swiss Championship '93 for the Super Mario Swiss Cup winners in 10 categories. Everything you need to know about the championship is in the brochure, which is in this box together with a Cup-Diskette. The diskette is loaded with 5 games and must be sent to the head office in this box with the sender's name after the last game so that the results can be recorded.
Massive thanks to Voodooween for sending this in for release!