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Some 20 years after it first transformed our living rooms, secrets are still being unearthed in the greatest platform game ever created, Super Mario 64.
Super Mario 64 super fan pannenkoek2012 has discovered a coin hidden in the depths of the game – literally, sitting beneath the surface of Tiny-Huge Island.
Now, pannenkoek2012 hasn’t just run around the game world for hours on end, attempting double jumps and tricky platforming moves to find new secrets. This gamer has taken his investigation to new extreme levels, digging into the programming of the game to find secrets hidden within its code. He’s the Neo of Super Mario 64.
In this nine minute YouTube video, pannenkoek2012 demonstrates how a coin that’s supposed to sit in line with four other coins on Tiny-Huge Island ends up appearing underground, before unloading itself from the game. Sounds confusing? Let the expert explain, and look at Super Mario 64 in quite the same way ever again.