To celebrate 30 years of the Super Mario franchise, Google prepared a special easter egg on their search engine site, plus some cool secrets that you can unfold when playing Super Mario Maker.
Everybody knows Mario, whether you are a grown-up or a kid, and most likely everyone played some of the Super Mario games; from the classic 8-bit era to the most recent Wii U game, and through the years it has managed to release a series of spin-off games, from kart racing to tennis matches and even a brawl-fest fighting game. Now Google made a simple easter egg on their search engine as their way of paying tribute to the most successful video game franchise.
Now how can you access the easter egg? Go to google.com and search for ?Super Mario Bros.?, on the right side you can see the iconic ??? block that is blinking, just click on the block and you?ll hear the coin chime that is similar to the game, try clicking it several more time and you will hearing the 1Up tune.
Now for Nintendo, they just launched the Super Mario Maker for the Wii U as part of their 30th anniversary celebration of the Super Mario Bros. And boy, there are a lot of secrets that you can unlock, and here are some of them (credits to IGN for their wiki page for Super Mario Maker)
Unlock The 8-Bit Mario Amiibo’s CRT Vision With a Code
Using the 30th Anniversary Mario Amiibo will trigger a mega mushroom powerup that changes several things on the screen, most notably a old-timey filter that replicated a CRT televesion screen. However, you can trigger this effect without the Amiibo. When on the loading screen for any level (not just Super Mario Bros. style levels) hold down on the D-pad, as well as the A and B Buttons to turn the effect on. You can turn it off the same way.
Interactive Title Screen
When the title for the game appears along with the background for a sample stage (which you can take control of and play at any time!) The title itself can be interacted with much like Mario Paint.
- Tap the “Super” part of the title to hear a crowd shout out the title, along with the bunch of Super Stars that will burst out.
- Tap the “M” in Mario to change it to a W. Wario will call out in appreciation and give you a Wario costume! (Not for keeps, though and only in SMB theme.)
- Tap the “A” in Mario to summon a bright and fantastic shower of falling stars. Not only does it look nice, but it will destroy any enemies wandering around.
- Tap the “R” in Mario to stretch the letter out, spilling out a horde of coins in the process.
- Tap the “I” in Mario to call in a parrot, who is used in the Sound Effects editor.
- Tap the “O” in Mario to summon a Koopa Clown Car.
- Tap the “M” in Maker to drop a Buzzy Beetle Shell down. If it lands on Mario, he’ll wear it as a helmet!
- Tap the “A” in Maker to initiate a countdown, before the A blasts off into space.
- Tap the “K” in Maker to turn on an old-timey filter, rendering the title screen in sepia with retro music to boot.
- Tap the “E” in Maker to drop down a trampoline.
- Tap the “R” in Maker to stretch out the R, which will spit out a Kuribo’s Shoe in the process.
- Tap anywhere else on the screen to summon a random enemy – much like the Magikoopa’s attack. Hold down and drag to show off the magic effects.
Bypass the 9 Day Content Lock
New players will not be able to use every single item right out of the gate. Instead, Nintendo has opted to let players ease into the game by only unlocking certain items after time spent using the tools available. The only requirement is that you play around with the editor for around 5 minutes, and you will be notified that a new shipment of items will arrive shortly.