Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Random: Mario has been hiding in this Sega Saturn game since 1995

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Sega and Nintendo are my best friends these days, but that’s not always the case. Once upon a time, the two companies were vying for control of the living room through the scope of their respective home systems, and their mascots-Mario and Sonic-bitterly wouldn’t be seen dead in the same game. It was an enemy (strange, eh?).

Given the rivalry that existed at some point, it’s not surprising that the developers of these two companies find a way to secretly make fun of each other, and one such example is fairly average (one of such cases). But hidden in Sega’s files (very attractive) Saturn 2D platformer Astal, Released in 1995.

As you can see in the image below, someone on the development team had a hard time creating Mario with a pretty ominous look and hid him in a data file.

The description is as follows:

“Astar” released on Saturn. It was discovered that a Mario-like image was hidden in 0xFE90 of APT.BIN on the disc.

Not long ago, I reported that Mario was also found in the original. Sonic the hedgehog – But we think it may still be a coincidence.