Luigi being hidden somewhere in Super Mario 64 has long been an urban legend. It was something I remember hearing about at school, reading on old forums. If only you did this, I was told, Mario’s missing brother might finally appear.
Well, it’s been 25 years, but Luigi has finally been found. Not within the inner workings of any Mario 64 copy you might own, mind, but in the source code of the game uncovered as part of this weekend’s so-called “gigaleak” of secret Nintendo development information.
Within the leak are Super Mario 64 development files for Luigi’s model, which fans have now pulled apart, stuck together and showcased for the first time.