You Can Play As Luigi In Super Mario Bros. 35 After All

Crafty players have discovered a way to play as Luigi in Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. battle royale game.


Super Mario Bros. 35--a multiplayer battle royale take on the original Super Mario Bros.--is one of the strangest games Nintendo has released in a long time, and it's garnered quite a bit of attention recently. Now, some clever players have discovered that you can play as Luigi in the game, just like in the original Super Mario Bros., though they haven't quite agreed on how to unlock him.

The original Reddit post claimed that you had to reach Star Rank, which is progress level 100 in the game, before you could play as Luigi. Follow-up posts and replies from fans seem to indicate that you have to complete every stage in the game at least once, including the final Bowser in 8-4. It's unclear if Star Rank is also required. Players simply hold L during the matchmaking process, and they'll play as Luigi instead of Mario.

This isn't the first time that fans have tried to find Luigi in a Mario game. For many years, a rumor circulated that Luigi was playable in Super Mario 64, which was seemingly bolstered by a blocky texture on a fountain in the castle courtyard that supposedly read "L is Real 2401." Earlier this year, hackers discovered Luigi in the game's source code following a massive leak, finally confirming that he was indeed hiding in the game all along.

Super Mario Bros. 35 is available to Switch Online subscribers, and it will only be playable until March 31 of next year.

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