You were nobody in the '90s if you didn’t have a Nintendo. Not only did every kid play it everyday for hours, but everyone’s parents fought them for the controller more than once for a chance to save the Princess.
Hidden secrets in video games go back to the days of Super Mario Bros and Super Mario World, but how did you find them? These were the olden days of having only AOL, and that is only if you parents were hip and cool. This was way before the internet was what the internet is today.
Before we could google the words, “Super Mario Cheats and Secrets” we relied on chance or siblings and friends that had way too much time on their hands to find out about secrets and cheats in our favorite games. Or perhaps it was you that were that friend?
Remember the days of head-butting every single brick and black space on the screen to find out if there would possibly be a hidden 1-Up? You couldn’t move forward before you tried every single inch of the screen to find that extra life.
Or remember the day that you found out that the row of bricks that was the ceiling was not just a ceiling and there was a hidden 1-Up there? That was like hitting a gold mine. A true victory and you couldn’t wait to get to school the next day to tell everyone what you found.
Super Mario World introduced us to Yoshi, Wigglers, Monty Moles, Banzai Bills, Swoopers and Magikoopas. And remember the giant ghost in the Donut Ghost House that would follow you and were super hard to get rid of? Well, that ghost was called Big Boo.
Big Boo would follow you unless you looked at him. You constantly had to run run run and quickly turn back around before he touched and killed you. He was the absolute worst and you couldn’t kill them. Or could you?
Over the years there have been many websites and Youtube videos revealing different secrets from all your favorite video games that you played growing up. Well, after 26 years, gamers uncovered new information and recently revealed that you actually can kill Big Boo.
It turns out that when you are in the haunted mansion levels, you can kill Big Boo by sliding down the stairs and wiping them out. If only you had this information 26 years ago! You would have been the coolest kid in class.
So if you are itching to kill Big Boo, go ahead. There are many websites that sell old gaming systems and games so you can sleep well tonight knowing that you will someday get your revenge on that pesky, oversized ghost!