Super Mario Bros 35 May Have A Problem With Cheaters

Not everyone is playing fair in Mario's battle royale.


Super Mario Bros. 35 is available now on Switch, pitting 35 different Marios against each other in a hectic take on the battle royale genre. The only problem is now, like other battle royale games before it, Mario 35 is seeing cheaters emerge, posting impossibly high scores.

As picked up by Polygon, the game's global leaderboard shows a number of players who supposedly collected 99,999 coins in a single match, where most players would be lucky to even pass 1000.

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Another Twitter user found the point in the leaderboard where the scores jumped by a huge margin--rank number 58 has just 4450 coins, while 57 has a huge 24,386.

Other users have pointed to a YouTube video that explains how the exploits for unlimited coins are pulled off. Nintendo has now had the video taken down with a copyright claim--while they're pro-active at getting videos containing hacks and cheats taken off YouTube, it's unclear what action they're taking against cheaters in the game.

Super Mario Bros. 35 sees players running levels from the classic Super Mario Bros. game in tandem with 34 other players. To add a more competitive element, enemies vanquished by one player are then transported to other players' games.

The game is available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers as a celebration of the original Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary. It's only available for a limited time, until March 31, 2021.

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