An easter egg from the original Donkey Kong lurks in the game’s intro


Super Mario 64 still has surprises in store for us almost 25 years after its release on the Nintendo 64. A Japanese composer discovered the melody of the original Donkey Kong in the game’s intro. The most incredible thing is that no one is talking about it. was seen.

The Super Mario 64 game has been out for almost 25 years now, but fans continue to make discoveries. It was recently ported to Sega’s Dreamcast with a first 41-minute speedrun and it officially landed on the Nintendo Switch with Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Released in September 2020, this title is a compilation of the three 3D Super Mario games, namely Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.

Super Mario 64 in Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Super Mario 64 in Super Mario 3D All-Stars – Credit: Nintendo

Thanks to the popularity of the Nintendo Switch whose sales have just exceeded those of the 3DS in just four years, new players have the opportunity to rediscover or even discover Super Mario 64. The Japanese composer HOUJIROU is one of these fans and he made an incredible discovery.

Super Mario 64 pays homage to Donkey Kong

As you can see in the HOUJIROU video shared on Twitter, the introduction of Super Mario 64 hides un easter egg de l’original Donkey Kong released in 1981 on arcade machines. Moreover, record holder Billy Mitchell regained his records on Pac-Man and Donkey Kong last year. The evidence of cheating was deemed insufficient by Guinness World Records, which did not fail to outrage the community.

After realizing that the music for the Super Mario 64 intro contained the main notes of the Donkey Kong melody, Japanese composer HOUJIROU used music creation software called GarageBand. By speeding up the notes of Super Mario 64, the resemblance to Donkey Kong is striking.

Several Internet users were surprised to never have made the connection between the two games. It is surely not a coincidence. Nintendo probably wanted to pay homage in some way to the game that is at the origin of Mario. Donkey Kong is still considered to be one of Nintendo’s most iconic games today.

Source : Screen Rant



Auriane Polge

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