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Super Mario Galaxy's game-breaking mushroom has been fixed for Super Mario 3D All-Stars

The cursed mushroom has been cured

Here's a really interesting bit of trivia about Super Mario Galaxy that you might not know. There's a single mushroom in the game that you can't access through normal means, and if that mushroom is removed from the game's code, the entire game crashes. Super Mario Galaxy, as well as its follow-up, need that mushroom in order to run properly.

It appears Nintendo has gone in and fixed the load-bearing mushroom for the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario Galaxy. While the mushroom still exists in the game's files as model data, it can be yanked from the game's code without causing an issue.

Why did this mushroom need to be present to begin with? There are some rumblings that an early version of Super Mario Galaxy had some sort of playable mushroom component. When Nintendo scrapped that and moved on, part of the code tied to the game remained tied to that mushroom, and removing it borked the entire game. Instead of trying to figure out the issue, Nintendo just hid the mushroom outside the normal methods of play, and called it a day!

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So they fixed something that was broken in the original versions, and wasn't accessible by normal means, and didn't need to fix and that makes it a sloppy port? I'm really trying to figure out how you came to that conclusion from this post.

I get that people have their issues with the games, but certainly we can provide contextual criticism can't we?

"Load-bearing mushroom" made me lol.

This is such a sloppy port job from Nintendo.

So they fixed something that was broken in the original versions, and wasn't accessible by normal means, and didn't need to fix and that makes it a sloppy port? I'm really trying to figure out how you came to that conclusion from this post.

I get that people have their issues with the games, but certainly we can provide contextual criticism can't we?

Morton's Fork. The internet isn't happy without damning Nintendo in some way.

No matter what Nintendo does, there will always be people that claim Nintendo shot their dogs, robbed their houses, and murdered their families. Nintendo will never be able to make these people happy.

Even if Nintendo gave Super Mario Galaxy 2 with 3D All-Stars, there will be cries of "Where's Super Mario 3D Land?! Nintendo sucks! Microsoft makes better collections!" etc. etc.

socar
Tue Sep 22 20 11:14pm
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Do we seriously need 3D Land port? I mean, you can still get the game for 20$ on 3DS...

But yeah. Another evidence that Nintendo has put effort to bring the games to Switch.

To be fair, I would've liked 3D Land (and 64 DS for that matter) to round it out and get every 3D Mario onto Switch, but I would've been satisfied Galaxy 2. It just feels like such a glaring omission not having it there despite having Galaxy.

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