Google Honors Mario Fans with Easter Egg
March 10th is an exciting day for video game enthusiasts as they celebrate the most iconic character in video game history, Shigeru Miyamoto’s Jumpman, also known as Super Mario. Google has something special in store for Mario fans who search for their favorite game characters in the series.
When you search for Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or Bowser on desktop or mobile, you will notice a question mark box at the top of the character’s Knowledge Graph card. You can click or tap the box to get a coin along with the classic sound effect. Collecting 100 coins will make Google play the 1-up sound effect. Toad is also eligible for this Easter egg, but you have to search for “Toad Mario” or “Toad Nintendo” to access it. Otherwise, the Knowledge Graph card will show an actual toad.
Unfortunately, other popular Mario characters, such as Yoshi, Cappy, Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Magikoopa, Lakitu, Bowser Jr., and the Koopalings, are not eligible for this Easter egg. Similarly, Google forgot to include the Broodals from Mario Odyssey.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is set to hit theaters on April 5, and Nintendo’s marketing strategy is gearing up for the upcoming release. Interestingly, searching the movie’s title will also trigger the question mark box Easter egg. However, no new games are expected to be released for the movie’s debut, so existing titles like Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 for the Switch, and Super Mario Run and Mario Kart Tour for mobile will have to suffice.