Rumours of Luigi being hidden in Super Mario 64 have been around since the game’s release. It has been 25 years and fans have finally found the other plumber. Of course, he was not found in-game, but inside the source code as a part of this weekend’s “gigaleak” of secret Nintendo development information that found its way onto the internet.
Within these leaks are the development files, which include a model of Luigi that fans have pieced together and showcased for the first time.
An interview with Shigeru Miyamoto back in 1996 is what started the speculation about Luigi being in the game. In the interview, Miyamoto stated that Luigi was expected to appear in the game. He was ultimately taken out due to memory issues. Miyamoto also said, “Then we were going to include him in a Mario Bros. style mini-game, but because most users probably only have that one controller when they first buy their N64, for that reason (and others) we decided not to.”
The 25 year long hunt for Mario’s brother has finally come to an end. Fans are still scouring through these leaks searching for more Nintendo secrets. Let us know what you think about these Nintendo leaks on Twitter @Games_Bulletin.