Nintendo has actively demonstrated on numerous occasions just how much it strives for perfection in its games. Just recently, we highlighted a clever easter egg tucked neatly away in the latter potion of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in which an additional scene would play out if you take a photo of a specific in-game map. Now, it's Super Mario Odyssey's turn under the spotlight.
As highlighted by Twitter user Supper Mario Broth, you'll notice that the Toad characters found in the Mushroom Kingdom are all donning hats. If you speak to one of them, it will state that Peach brought them back with her from the Moon as a souvenir. In a rather clever detail, if you zoom in on the Toad characters prior to Peach's return, you'll notice that they're not yet wearing any hats, because they haven't been given them yet!
What a lovely display of Nintendo's eye for detail! Of course, we could also be completely cynical and chalk it up to the hat models not rendering at such a distance, but we've a feeling Nintendo added this little detail into the game on purpose. After all, it narratively makes sense, right?
It's great to be reminded consistently of just how much work Nintendo puts into its games. Details like this could easily have been left out, and we'd wage the vast majority of players probably missed it entirely regardless. Well, now you know!
What do you think of this little Super Mario Odyssey easter egg? Have you found any others that you'd like to highlight? Let us know!
This little detail caps a lovely game.
I think this is more of a case of continuity than more so Easter Egg, like BotW’s detail was. An Easter Egg is a hidden item in the game……
I have a lot in common with these pre-game-beat Toad's: we both have no fashion sense whatsoever.
Become an astronaut, head for the moon, get some hats, and you too can be just like those post-game fashionable toads!
@Magrane Yeah, generally I feel like an easter egg is either some hidden thing or reference to something else.
Ah, Nintendo, making details like this is part of what makes their games so good
@Magrane Agreed, this is more a detail than an easter egg.
Hats off to Nintendo for their detail in games.
I think it’s definitely intentional. And it’s this commitment to their craft that often makes their games so timeless.
I’m replaying Odyssey again at the moment and annoyingly I’m past the point where I could have tried this for myself! Oh well, there’s always the next replay.
I wouldn't call this an Easter egg per se, so much as very good attention to detail.
Yeah, cool detail but it’s not an Easter egg. It’s called ‘continuity’ and films, tv & games employ people to ensure continuity in the mediums they create.
An Easter egg, for example, would be if you zoomed in and one of the hats had a little message.
Apart from Mario odyssey and the bowsers fury add on, both amazing games by the way.
It’s a dam shame after all this time and with staggering Switch sales and no independent hand held console to make games for.
Nintendo can’t manage another new Mario or Donkey Kong AAA platform game from their in house studios
No disrespect but they are also hardly programming a cutting edge 4K monster of a machine like the PS5 or Series X. Come on Nintendo.
It is just a wonderful game. It warms my heart every single time I replay it
“They’re not wearing hats, because in the storyline they haven’t received them yet”?
Yeah, not what I’d call an “Easter Egg”.
Cool attention to continuity details.
Not often you find a Mario Odyssey Easter egg in this day and age.
Nobody found this up to now, really?
Great, but Odyssey 2 when Nintendo?
@Bolt_Strike I have a feeling we won’t be getting Odyssey 2, but if I’m wrong I’ll eat my hat.
I presume Nintendo are developing the next 3D Mario for the next system and it will incorporate Cappy but not necessarily be Odyssey 2 but a brand new title
@BiscuitCrumbsInMyBed Doubtful it plays out that way. If it's a new title, it probably will not feature Cappy or Capturing and will probably feature an entirely new partner character and mechanic. If they want to do more with Cappy and Capturing (and I suspect they do) they'll have been working on Odyssey 2 since 2017. If they want to work on the next gen title now it'll be something new designed around next gen features and be completely unrelated to Odyssey in the same way that Odyssey is unrelated to 64, Sunshine, Galaxy, and 3D Land/3D World. Pick one, it's unlikely to be both.
@Magrane "Super Mario Odyssey Easter Egg" is much more SEO-friendly than "Super Mario Odyssey Continuity".
A sweet little Easter egg I found in Bioshock Infinite-Booker doesn't have any bandages on before he puts the bandages on. Just a li'l Easter egg i thought you guys might not have known.
I think the easter egginess some people are missing about this is that there's not supposed to be any way to get to the Mushroom Kingdom before saving Peach in order for this scenario to exist in the first place, and I'm scratching my head over how this was even done.
Am I missing something here?
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@Chlocean Those are my favorite kind of Easter Eggs.
It's just like that one in Mega Man where Mega Man doesn't have any boss special powers before he beats the bosses because he hasn't beaten them yet!
That's very odyssey ain't it?
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