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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!

Official Super Mario and Pokemon Halloween costumes and toys revealed

That Mario Kart costume is genius

Halloween is going to be a little bit different his year, but that doesn't mean you can't dress up and still have tons of fun! There are a number of different official Nintendo costumes out there to enjoy, and they come in both kids and adult sizes. Along with that, there's even some Halloween toys from Jakks Pacific! Check out the complete rundown below.

Mario Kart Inflatable Child and Adult Costume

SRP: $39.99-$59.99 | Child and Adult | Available: Now

• You will feel like you are a part of the game in this Mario Kart Inflatable costume!
• It's super easy to inflate, just add batteries and turn on the air pump!
• Wear it with our full Mario costume or pair it with something more casual like jeans and a t-shirt.
• Costume, shirt and batteries not included, requires 2 "AA" batteries.
• Available Sizes: One Size Child, One Size Adult

Luigi Kart Inflatable Adult Costume

SRP: $59.99 | Adult | Available: Now

• This Luigi Kart is super easy to inflate, just add batteries and turn on the air pump!
• Dress it up with our full Luigi adult costume or keep it casual with jeans and a t-shirt.
• Costume, shirt and batteries not included, requires 2 "AA" batteries.
• Available Sizes: One Size Adult

Princess Peach Deluxe Adult

SRP: $59.99 | Adult | Available: Now

• Be the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom and escape from Bowser in this Princess Peach Deluxe Adult costume!
• This sweet costume includes a beautiful pink satin dress with puff sleeves, peplum skirt, and glittery pink petticoat.
• A Princess Peach amulet decorates the neckline.
• Costume includes a Princess Peach crown headband.
• Available Sizes: Adult 4-6, 8-10, 12-14, 18-20

It’s-A Me, Mario!

SRP: $49.99 | 3+ years | Available: Fall 2020

• The ultimate Mario figure!
• 12” tall MarioTM figure
• 15 points of articulation and fabric overalls
• Features over 30 souds effects and phrases from the various Super Mario video games, including the voice of Mario himself
• Pose Mario to unlock 5 songs from the game
• Trigger points on Mario’s hands, feet and hat activate sound effects and phrases

Treats at Home Halloween

SRP: $39.99 | 3+ years | Available: Fall 2020

• Super Mario Treats at Home Halloween
• Call Family and Friends - Invite friends and family to a trick or treating video call on Halloween.
• Open Doors - Keep the excitement of trick or treating going from home with each visit by opening a door in Boo's Mansion
to reveal a Super Mario surprise.
• 10 Super Mario postcard invitations to send to friends and family for Halloween
• 10 Super Mario 2.5” figures and accessory Treats to Reveal!
• Includes Boo Mansion themed pop up environment with 10 doors to reveal and display your treats, 10 Super Mario post card invitations, 8 Super Mario figures and 2 Super Mario

Deluxe Boo Mansion Playset - TARGET EXCLUSIVE

SRP: $29.99 | 3+ years | Available: Fall 2020

• Kids can play this memorable level from the Super MarioTM video games!
• Explore Boo’s Mansion with feature mechanisms
• Includes a two and a half inch Fire Mario figure
• Interact with the lift by moving it up/down and side to side
• Four functioning doors that the Mario figure can enter through
• Trick door to reveal a Boo and a King Boo that sways side to side

Pokémon – Poké Ball Inflatable Child or Adult

SRP: $45.99 - $55.00 | 6 years to Adult| Available: Now

• Be the coolest part of the family’s Pokémon Halloween theme in this inflatable Poké Ball costume!
• You can wear this super cool costume with your arms out or close the opening together to keep your arms inside.
• A battery operated built-in fan keeps you cool and inflated for the Halloween festivities.
• 4 “AA” batteries required (not included)
• Available in One Size for Child and One Size for Adult

Pokémon – Jigglypuff

SRP: $29.99 | 4 – 12 years| Available: Now

• Who's that Pokémon? It's Jigglypuff! Become your favorite Fairy-Type Pokémon and sing your heart out in this Jigglypuff Costume!
• This cute costume includes a pink dress with soft pink bodice, attached satin bow and belt, glitter print puff sleeves and skirt overlay with music note print.
• The headpiece has soft dimensional ears and Jiggly Puff bangs.
• What Jigglypuff would be complete with a microphone? This included faux microphone is the ultimate accessory for this look.
• Available Sizes: Child 4-6x, 7-8, 10-12

Pokémon – Pikachu Deluxe

SRP: $29.99 | 4 – 12 years| Available: Now

• The family costume statement wouldn’t be complete without Pikachu!
• The soft minky jumpsuit has hook and loop closure on the back and comes with an attached tail.
• A separate Pikachu headpiece features quality details such as built-out ears, embroidered eyes, nose and mouth and cheek
appliques that are embroidered on.
• Available Sizes: Child 4-6, 7-8, 10-12

My Nintendo's Super Mario pin set officially sold out

Hope you got yours!

Yesterday we put up a notice about the My Nintendo Super Mario pin set being available to those who participated in the required My Nintendo missions. Looks like plenty of you did that, as the pin set is now sold out. If you try to cash in and get your reward, the site now spits out a message saying the pin set is no longer available. We have no idea if another round of pins will be offered, but with everything else tied to the Super Mario 35th anniversary being a limited offer, we'd say the outlook isn't so good.

Thanks to Elfman13 for the heads up!

Super Mario 3D All-Stars wallpapers available through My Nintendo

50 Platinum Points a pop

Super Mario 3D All-Stars launched last week, and Nintendo is celebrating with some special wallpapers over at My Nintendo. There are two different versions of the wallpapers, and they are each priced at 50 Platinum Points each. As usual, these wallpapers come in multiple sizes, and should fit any PC/mobile device. Check out the wallpaper links here.

Now Super Mario 64 is running on the Vita and Dreamcast

He's not quite right, but he's Mario all the same

Last week, the reverse-engineered version of Super Mario 64 was showcased running on the PS2. It was wonky as hell in terms of the textures, but it worked. Now just one week later, the game is popping up on even more platforms.

People have taken that same reverse-engineered version of Super Mario 64 and gotten it running on both the Vita and the Dreamcast. Again, it's not 100% perfect as compared to the original, but it's still pretty impressive. Nintendo is yet to comment on these unofficial ports, but you can bet they're going to go after these versions in the very near future.

Reminder - My Nintendo Mario pins available to redeem today

Don't miss your chance!

Here's a reminder for those who missed it the first time around. The Mario pin set available through My Nintendo is now available to redeem. You'll need to have participated in multiple My Nintendo missions in order to redeem the pin set, but as long as you've done that, you should be good to go. The only other thing necessary to get these pins is to be an owner of Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Grab your pin set here.

Thanks to JGG-P for the heads up!

Save Luigi "60 Second Challenge" Ep. 2 available

Oh brother!

In celebration of Super Mario's 35th Anniversary, Nintendo has begun airing promotional advertisements in Japan that allow viewers to answer trivia questions. The premise is that viewers must correctly answer a question in 60 seconds in order to save Luigi. The second video has been made available, which you can see above.

UK software sales for the week ending Sept. 19th, 2020 (Super Mario 3D All-Stars takes #1)

Mario madness!

The UK software sales are in, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars managed to take the top spot. Check out the top 40 for the week ending Sept. 19th, 2020 below.


Super Mario 3D All-Stars is the fifth biggest UK Switch game launch of all time, behind Pokemon Sword/Shield, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Mario Odyssey. Mario Kart Wii, Smash Bros Ultimate and Super Mario Odyssey are the only physical Mario launches in the UK bigger than Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

10 Classic Secrets in Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Secrets secrets everywhere

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is packing a ton of retro secrets, and we explore 10 of the biggest ones in this video for Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy, including ones involving Luigi's Mansion, the Bob-Omb King, exploding butterflies, and Steven King?! All this and more!

Super Mario 3D All-Stars retains a Super Mario 64 typo from the original release, but changes up another piece of dialog

Yoshi's mistake lives on

Here's a bit of an odd one for you. In the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of Super Mario 64, Nintendo has left a typo in the game that was there in the original release. While that's a bit odd on its own, the situation makes less sense when you realize Nintendo went into another piece of dialog to change part of it. Why tweak one part and not fix a typo in another?!

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