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!

First 4 Figures shares a production video for the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess "True Form Midna" statue

Midna's shaping up

First 4 Figures says they're going to ship out the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess "True Form Midna" statue sometime in the next few months. As a lead-up to that launch, the company has shared a behind-the-scenes production video to show how the statue is coming along. Check it out above!

Boundary Break: Out of bounds discoveries for Mario Kart Double Dash and Super Smash Bros Brawl

Things hidden just out of view

Want a closer look at Mario Kart Double Dash and Super Smash Bros Brawl? Want to see the camera go places it can't normally go? Want to see some design secrets that'll result in nightmares for years to come? Then you'll definitely want to check out this episode of Boundary Break!

The team behind the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga discuss the differences between their work and the game

Insight from the duo

VIZ Media has shared a special video feature with Akira Himekawa, the duo responsible for the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga. In the feature, the two talk about adapting the game into manga format, and also go over the differences between the source material and their work.

Thanks to Bob for the heads up!

Check out Rosalina's Storybook from Super Mario Galaxy in Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Get Rosalina's full backstory in HD, as part of Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Super Mario Galaxy!

Check out more footage of Super Mario Galaxy from Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Seeing is beelieving

We're just barely over a day away from Super Mario 3D All-Stars releasing. While the hours continue to tick down, why not watch a bit more footage from the game? Check out some action from Super Mario Galaxy above.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars 'Super Mario Galaxy' commercial

One of Mario's best ever

Jump into Super Mario Galaxy™ anytime, anywhere – one of three games included in Super Mario™ 3D All-Stars for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Available only for a limited time.

Modder brings Zelda: Skyward Sword's Skyview Temple to Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Always nice to see Skyward Sword getting some love

What do you do while you wait for Nintendo to show off more of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2? You create custom content for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, of course!

A modder has managed to take Skyview Temple from Zelda: Skyward Sword and transplant it into Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can see how the dungeon turned out in the video above. It even features custom background and battle music in shrines, as well as HD textures!

Examining how different the games of Super Mario 3D All-Stars are from their original releases

What has Nintendo tweaked?

Is the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection nothing more than just ports? We take a look at the evidence for Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy on Switch to see whether that's really the case or not, based on in-game graphics, cutscenes, and the UI!

Super Mario All-Stars "SNES Vs. Wii VC Vs. Switch" comparison

Looking sharp

Super Mario All-Stars made its way to the Switch earlier this week, giving us another chance to check out some revamped NES classics. Let's take a look at how this SNES title looks in comparison to the Wii Virtual Console and Switch versions in the video above.


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