- Where To Find The 8-Bit Mario Easter Egg
- What The 8-Bit Mario Easter Egg Does
The original release of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was chock-full of different easter eggs for the player to find, including cameos from other Nintendo characters, a mystery item that can be found in Peach’s room, and more, and they all return in full force for the Super Mario RPG remake.
One of the most well-known easter eggs in Super Mario RPG is a quick scene that lets you play as 8-bit Mario. If you’ve played Super Mario RPG before then you might remember where this is, but if you’re coming into the remake with a fresh pair of eyes or have simply forgotten, then that’s what we’re here for.
Where To Find The 8-Bit Mario Easter Egg
The 8-bit Mario easter egg can be found in Booster’s Tower, one of the most important areas in Super Mario RPG’s early hours. Not only is it one of the longer sections of the game, but it’s also where you’ll recruit both Bowser and Peach to your team, at the beginning and end of the level respectively.
Before we get to rescuing Peach, however, you’re going to need to climb up Booster’s Tower. Once Bowser has smashed down the doors to let you inside, jump up the three platforms on the left to start making your way up, either jumping over the Shysters and avoiding fights with them or taking them on for the extra XP. They’re easy fights, so they might be worth powering through to level Mario and the gang up faster.
Once you’ve gone through the first door, you’ll run into Booster riding his train around the tower. Once he’s done talking, follow the train around the corner and then turn right (making sure to grab the Flower Tab in the upper right corner before you do so). Then, follow the stairs up and choose to either avoid the Rob-ombs or engage them
After getting to the top of the stairs, you’ll want to go into the room with the glowing green button on the floor, which is part of the main path forward. Go into the next room after that and you’ll find yourself in an area with a large curtain in the corner. Get ready to take a trip back to the past, because this is where the 8-bit Mario easter egg is hiding.
What The 8-Bit Mario Easter Egg Does
To activate the classic Mario easter egg, simply walk behind the tower’s curtains and you’ll see our weird, pudgy Mario get turned into his 8-bit self, complete with the classic music and sound effects we all know and love. The effect is only an easter egg and can’t be made permanent, but it’s still a nice moment that nods back to Mario’s past, and something that deserved to return in the remake.
As soon as you’re done reminiscing on the past and want to get Mario’s current quest to save Peach going again, simply walk through the door and Mario will “die” and turn back to his original self. You can then carry on through the tower, although you’ll probably need this Booster Tower’s Portrait guide next.
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