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Donkey Kong Easter Egg Discovered in Super Mario 64

Given that it’s been around 25 years since Super Mario 64 was released, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that practically every easter egg contained within it would’ve probably been discovered by now. After all, it is still widely played and a particularly popular title in the world of competitive speedrunning. It seems, however, that despite all that time having passed us by, one nod to another Nintendo franchise may have blissfully gone unnoticed by practically anyone who ever played the game. That is, until now!

Donkey Kong Easter Egg Discovered in Mario 64

Following a Twitter post by user ‘@houjirou_chame‘ it has been found that following the game’s introduction sequence, where Lakitu flies around the castle exterior, something was going on with the music. Specifically, that the tune played was, in a very loose sense, hiding the fact that it contained the background music to the original Donkey Kong.

Don’t believe it? – Well, check out the video before to see where this was lurking! – Yes, the Donkey Kong theme was right in front of our noses (or should that be ears?) all the time!

What Do We Think?

Now, playing Devil’s advocate, it’s entirely possible that this is just a coincidence. I mean, even after its discovery, Nintendo has still not yet confirmed this one way or the other. Albeit, as like most Easter Eggs, there’s a strong possibility that this was inserted by Super Mario 64’s composer (Koji Kondo) and he just didn’t tell anyone. This wouldn’t be the first time ‘music’ has been secretly hidden within Nintendo games either. For example “Totaka’s Song” is found in masses of their game. Albeit, more often than not, it’s exceptionally difficult to find.

So, is it a coincidence? Well, I just can’t help but feel obliged to say that Nintendo doesn’t do coincidence!

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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