Google, Microsoft recognize Super Mario Bros. anniversary with Easter eggs

By Shawn Knight
Sep 14, 2015
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  1. Google has a brand new Easter egg to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. (which was technically yesterday, the 13th, but nevertheless).

    To view it, simply query the term “Super Mario Bros” (or Super Mario Brothers). On the results page, you’ll see an info card on the right and a glowing question mark block like the ones featured in the game. Click it (make sure your speakers are on) and enjoy! Keep clicking away and once you reach 100 coins, you’ll get a familiar bonus.

    Microsoft also has a nifty trick on its site once you grow tired of collecting coins. Simply visit its homepage and press up, up, down, down, left, right, left right then B and finally A on your keyboard… you know, the Konami code. I’ll leave the rest for you to explore.

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Konami code not working :(
    MID.AS likes this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,054

    Are you bored?
  4. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Booster Posts: 166   +41

    Worked fine for me just now.
  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Thanks. Not working for me with Chrome or Edge. Oh well.
  6. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Booster Posts: 166   +41

    I couldn't get it to work on IE 10 (win 7) either.
  7. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 510   +46

    Code worked for me in chrome, this is what appeared after doing the key combo


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