3. Super Mario 64
Contain yourselves, ladies and gentleman, I know this disappointment cuts deep. Super Mario 64 has always been a goldmine for fans of easter eggs, like finding Yoshi on top of the castle or uncovering the secret area in Tall, Tall Mountain. But sadly, oh so sadly, a naked Mario code is not amongst them.
Circulated in the early days of Super Mario 64 because why not, it was believed that some combination of button presses and adolescent wishes would end with Mario going au naturel. While videos have emerged showing our intrepid plumber exploring Peach’s Castle in the buff, they aren’t the result of Nintendo’s programming, but of Gameshark recolors. (The chest buttons are a dead giveaway… I hope.) Most replicators have been open about their tools so this rumor never reached “L is Real” levels of fanaticism, but some trolls breathed life into it nonetheless. However, punching in a code sadly won’t cut it here, so those without Gameshark mods won’t get to see Mario’s birthday suit. And yes, that goes for Peach too.