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Daily Easter Egg #26: Super Mario Bros. Hieroglyphs in Super Mario 64

In Super Mario 64, there is a rather nice reference to the Mario games of old. In the Dark World, most players are too busy going through Bowser's lethal traps and minions in such a hurry that they aren't paying attention to the low-poly pillars on the platforms. If you zoom in on one, there are some interesting markings. It would appear that there is a subtle hieroglyphic marking that someone (maybe Bowser?) left for our beloved plumber. An 8-bit Bowser having an iconic battle with the moustached hero straight out of Super Mario Bros. It's a very tiny nod, but it's always refreshing to see a big title remember it's roots.

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About The Nintendetteone of us since 6:04 PM on 07.28.2014

I'm Rachel, A.K.A. The Nintendette, an avid Nintendo fan, journalism & creative writing student, & overall video game enthusiast. Check here every day to see easter eggs, game reviews, & other video game goodies.

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What I'm currently playing:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Pok�mon: Alpha Sapphire

Pok�mon: Soul Silver

Fire Emblem: Awakening

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U