Mario Party DS

If you were lucky enough to have had a copy of Mario Party DS back in the day, you might well remember Toadette’s Music Room, one of the game's unique boards. What we're willing to bet you didn't know, however, is that the board actually contains a cool little easter egg relating to an older game in the series.

Toadette’s Music Room is, as is probably obvious, a music-themed board that has players running around a room littered with instruments and over the keys of a giant piano. Dotted around the room are several sheets of music, and it's here that this seemingly newly discovered secret lies.

Toadette’s Music Room
Remember this? For today's secret, pay special attention to the sheet music on the piano and all over the floor. — Image: via MarioWiki

As shared by Gaming Reinvented, two fans going by the names of River J and Squish_Pixelz have made an interesting discovery about the sheet music after being able to extract the Music Room's 3D model. By getting a closer look (see below), the pair were able to transcribe the notes and then shared the melody with fellow fans of the series.

Toadette's Music Room
Any ideas? — Image: via Gaming Reinvented

It turns out that the melody is actually taken from the soundtrack of Mario Party 3, a game that launched seven years earlier. We doubt many – if any – fans have ever really been able to see those notes in enough detail to determine the melody before, but it sure is a nice little touch.

So there you have it! Did you ever wonder what melody was written on those sheets? How many more secrets do you think the Mario Party series is hiding? Answer away in the comments.