Hidden Super Mario 64 Easter Egg Discovered After 20 Years

Easter eggs are practically expected as newer and more modern games are being created, and that’s especially the case with long-time developers like Nintendo. Not unlike the Poke Balls found in Destiny and its sequel, or the Doctor Who reference found in Assassin’s Creed Origins, there are scavengers waiting for a worthwhile find. The latest discovery goes back to a game created two decades ago, and it’s a classic like none other. Even after 20 years since its release, Super Mario 64 still has so much to offer and it will likely remain a mainstay in gaming culture.

One Redditor went back for the replayability and nostalgic, only to find out an easter egg never before discovered. Well, as far as anyone else is concerned that is. Though some take more detective work than others to understand, some are unapologetically obvious, while others are subtle enough changes to easily miss. This one is the latter:

As seen in the image above, one of the major bosses in Super Mario 64 is King Bob-Omb. Though it appears that he perishes into a wisp of smoke after his demise, it turns out there’s more to the king’s epilogue than we realize. Unfortunately for the inanimate object turned enemy, his metamorphosis is rather humiliating. After Mario defeats King Bob-Omb, speaking to the red bomb at the beginning will give you a few hints to his new whereabouts. It turns out the rest of his days will remain in a pit of despair, or more accurately a rolling ball pit. Sad.

What other Super Mario 64 easter eggs may be discovered after this? Do you like making hidden finds in games? Let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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Hoi is an elusive figure at DFTG, whose favorite past-times include chillin' in the Fade, reading manga, watching anime, collecting novelty items, and gaming.


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