Double Cherry Super Mario 3D World
Image: Nintendo, via Super Mario Wiki

The original Super Mario 3D World on Wii U introduced the Double Cherry, a brand new power-up that creates a clone of your character, essentially allowing players to control two or more versions of themselves at the same time. Naturally, the item is present once again in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch.

Interestingly enough, it seems that to this day, plenty of players don't know about a cool little trick you can pull while you and your friends have Double Cherries in multiplayer mode. As demonstrated in Nintendo's tweet below, ground-pounding one of your friends' clones will let you 'steal' that clone for yourself – a great way to score more points when you reach the flag pole.

We're going to be all smug here and say that we did know about this – although we only discovered it very recently ourselves – but judging by reactions we've seen online and from one or two NL staff members, it's certainly not common knowledge.

So, did you know about this trick? Do you know of any other little secrets in the game that aren't ever spelled out to you? Let us know in the comments, and have fun messing with your friends next time you play!