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13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

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Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time again. With new 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Yoshi, and Wario games on the way to Wii U, the spotlight is well and truly on the Mario universe once again. With this in mind, I grabbed my notebook and oxygen mask and returned to the depths of the Mushroom Kingdom to bring you lovely folks a second helping of fascinating things you might not have known about Mario games.

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13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby theycallmejack » 01 Feb 2013, 13:59

This is the first ONM Facts and Secrets article where I've genuinely not known any of the facts! Awesome! Bravo!
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby shy guy 64 » 01 Feb 2013, 14:08

knew a fair few of them
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby skyluigi » 01 Feb 2013, 15:02

I knew them all except the ones about Angry Birds, because I've never played it, and Tamanoripu.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby KH81314 » 01 Feb 2013, 15:04

I only knew the one about the koopalings the otherones were secret to me.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby Liefesa » 01 Feb 2013, 15:37

Nice list; I knew most of these.
The Noki Bay book always puzzled me; reminds me of the truck near the SS Anne in Pokemon R/B - something you can see, but can't quite reach. You always assume there's some way to get to it, hence the conspiracy theories!

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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby danbish » 01 Feb 2013, 15:42

I knew about half of this list but I didn't know about the pillars in SMB64, that was a genuine suprise.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby MartinIsAwesome » 01 Feb 2013, 17:05

Like Dan, I new about half of these, although it was the Hotel Delfino one that surprised me the most.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby shadowlugia101 » 01 Feb 2013, 17:17

apparently, someone hacked the super Mario sunshine game and the book read

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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby 9 Times » 01 Feb 2013, 17:29

That creepy ghost in SM3DL can be found at the end of ANY ghost mansion... Ironically, It's harder to see on 4-4 than on other ghost levels...
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby inuyashaDS » 01 Feb 2013, 17:35

shadowlugia101 wrote:apparently, someone hacked the super Mario sunshine game and the book read

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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby LBDNytetrayn » 01 Feb 2013, 18:02

I knew (or knew part of) seven, and didn't know six. Not bad!
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby carnivine chaos » 01 Feb 2013, 18:16

The last one with different dialogue in Sunshine, at 0:26 it sounds like Mario is saying, "Looks like a giant painted lady". But that's just a guess. The painted part I'm sure of.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby abovethewell » 01 Feb 2013, 20:05

Would anyone care to tell me what #12 is? I encountered the dreaded 404...
I should probably insert some witty or meaningful piece of text here.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby Riverlution » 01 Feb 2013, 21:31

Great article, didn't know many of those!
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby TheSlenderman » 01 Feb 2013, 21:45

Wow :D
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby fisher2007 » 01 Feb 2013, 22:45

shy guy 64 wrote:knew a fair few of them
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby MrChewtoy » 01 Feb 2013, 22:51

"Looks like a giant came to play" perhaps.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby Waldy565 » 01 Feb 2013, 22:57

Mmm, great that you didn't copy and paste from a previous mag, I knew none of them, I like the Mario Sunshine Japanese Opening, the Pikmin easter egg (which actually I DID know, simply I remember reading it in one of your mags actually! :P) and the easter egg book. However, I didn't see the "mysterious" figure in point 3....
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Postby Waldy565 » 01 Feb 2013, 23:01

abovethewell wrote:Would anyone care to tell me what #12 is? I encountered the dreaded 404...


Tamanoripu's second appearance on the Game Boy Camera :), oh, and number 13 was secret dialogue in the Japanese version of the opening of Mario Sunshine
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby Tuckforce » 02 Feb 2013, 15:07

Never knew about the book in sunshine!
It seems like a very out of place item, why on earth is it there?!
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby skyluigi » 02 Feb 2013, 19:55

Tuckforce wrote:Never knew about the book in sunshine!
It seems like a very out of place item, why on earth is it there?!


No-one actually knows, but the best theory is that instead of the mission that takes place in the bottle now, there was originally a quest to find the book and get back to the surface. It's possible that this is true and that the book was left there by mistake, or maybe it's just a giant easter egg.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby vtheyoshi » 02 Feb 2013, 21:31

I knew a few of these, but I didn't know most of them. That Sunshine one brings back memories, I was always perplexed by it when I first found it.
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby Laughlyn » 04 Feb 2013, 02:19

I've had a rather iffy version of the mario excite bike playing on an emulator. the bit i got was extremely enjoyable and i'd love it to be released on VC as part of the hanabi festivals
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby Darkparallel » 09 Apr 2013, 17:44

I think Mario said "Looks like a giant painting of me", But I'm not too sure :?
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Re: 13 more amazing Mario facts and secrets

Postby Nintendo fan 1 » 10 Apr 2013, 08:39

Wait where's the mysterious figure in SM3DL?
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