Post by nocturnal YL on Sept 22, 2005 4:48:30 GMT -5
By now you should have already heard of several mysteries by Nintendo - such as the star status in Super Mario 64 (Not sure about DS), or the dog bone in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.
Here is one of them: The Mario Sunshine mystery.
Go to Noki Bay (Mare Bay in Japanese) Shine #3. You'll go into a bottle automatically, and in the bottom of the bottle, there're some sort of premises (maybr some ruins) in the bottom. On one side of it, you can see 2 holes you can go in, with one of them has a door at the end:
Now go into the passage and reach the end. You cannot open the door by any mean, but if you press Y (C would not work) and zoom it to certain position, you'll find a book inside. You can't get the book, but it's there!
Nobody is sure about what this book is. (In my viewpoint, Nintendo will, once again, refuse to answer.)
Post by Dances in Undergarments on Sept 22, 2005 4:54:30 GMT -5
The entire storyline, or lack of, in Sunshine is a Nintendo mystery - how did Boswer Jr. get E. Gadd's paintbrush? How did he get a magical hankerchief-type thing the turns him into Shadow Mario? How did Boswer get so big at the end? And what is FLUDD doing there? All questions that will never have an answer because nobody will ever really care enough, aside from a few bad fan-fiction writers and a bunch of people who will blame it all on the existence of Petey Pirahna.
The biggest mystery is why Nintendo keeps on making "Mario Party" games...
Solved! Because people keep buying them. However... that opens up another mystery... WHY do people keep buying them? (Answer: for my collection, of course! But why everyone else!?)
There's the glass bottles on top of the pipe in Goldeneye, not to mention the briefcase you can collect but not use, and the island you can see but not reach. Many of them may have had something to do with parts of the game that were since taken out... but not all of them.
The star statue in SM64 doesn't seem like a mystery to me. I am now convinced that the plaque says "Eternal Star" rather than "L is real Star"... but quite why it then appears in Ocarina of Time as well is beyond me.
I want to hear more of these, though. I love this kind of thing. They're as fun to find as a really obscure cameo
Post by Andronicus on Sept 24, 2005 0:28:29 GMT -5
The mysteries from the original "Banjo-Kazooie" were suposed to originally be unlockable thingies when some sort of password link-up thing would occur with "Banjo-Tooie" - never quite happened as planned.
Some of those mysterious items appeared in the sequel, if you were willing to look, and they could be used for some little power-ups if I remember correctly.
Still, they were very bizarre before the sequel came out.
Post by Old Man Rupee on Sept 24, 2005 4:28:17 GMT -5
I love these little mysteries, but they can be a bit annoying if there's no logical explanation.
Here's my favourite one: Although I don't have the game, everyone has heard of the infamous cheeses in Perfect Dark. Apparently there was chunks of cheddar hidden all over the place. Gotta Smell Em All!
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Yes, cheese blocks are hidden in practically every stage in Perfect Dark. One in each stage. I hear that Rare was planning to use those as cheats, but ran out of time and blocked them all off. Some are pretty hard to find, too...may try that again, someday.
Personally, one of my favorite mysteries is where in the world Bowser Jr. came from. He magically popped up for SMS. I think he was in Lemmy's bouncy balls in SMB3. lol And of course, why Nintendo rarely uses the 7 Koopa kids now. I like them far more than Bowser Jr. And hey, who's the mom of these 8 Koopalings, eh? Bowser? Who? lol Ah, too much fun. I didn't know about the book in SMS...quite interesting. I may have to dig around in some other games to see what I can find.
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