There are few video game series as legendary as Nintendo’s Super Mario. Mario has appeared in an unbelievable amount of games, with the portly plumber’s numerous digital adventures selling hundreds of millions of copies around the world.
Given the series’ popularity, you would think everything there is to know about Mario is public knowledge, right? Well, not necessarily. Even if you are a huge fan of Mario, there are likely some facts and secrets that you’re not aware of. The following are 15 Easter eggs you may have overlooked in Mario games past and present.
15. Yoshi is in ‘Super Mario 64’
Super Mario 64 is one of the most beloved (and best) Mario games in history. The game revolutionized 3D gaming and provided hours of incredibly fun platforming, but it is a bit of a lonely experience, as Mario runs into very few allies during his adventure through Princess Peach’s castle. However, there is one familiar character you run into in the game, and that is Yoshi. Now, you may be thinking to yourself “where do I find Yoshi in Super Mario 64?”. Well, once you get all the stars in the game, you can get shot by a cannon to the roof of Peaches castle, where you find Yoshi. Sadly, he is not a playable character, but he does give Mario a special message from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, as well as 100 extra lives and sparkly triple jumps!