Update: As it turns out, you actually need to unlock all levels, not reach level star in game. Thanks to Meester Tweester on Twitter for pointing this out.
Ever since its release earlier this year, Super Mario Bros 35 has been a smash hit on Nintendo Switch. Available for free with a Nintendo Switch Online membership until [date], the game pits the player against 34 others in a competitive, battle royale esque version of Super Mario Bros 1.
It’s a fun little game, and one which can indeed be rather addicting in short bursts.
Yet it’s also one that left many wondering something. Namely, where’s Luigi in this game?
After all, it’s Super Mario Bros 35, not Super Mario Bro 35. So logically you’d think Luigi would be available in said game.
And as it turns out, that’s exactly the case. Yep, as Twitter user CombotronRobot demonstrates, you can indeed play as Luigi in the game by reaching the star rank, and holding L as the level loads.
Here’s his video showing Luigi in action:
— Combo @ Open Commissions (@CombotronRobot) October 20, 2020
As you can see, it’s exactly what you’d expect here.
However, there’s a catch. One that makes playing as everyone’s favourite green capped plumber that much more of a chore than it needs to be.
That being, you need to be at star rank to do so.
And reaching that is an absolute nightmare of biblical proportions. Why? Because here’s the thing with levels in Super Mario Bros 35:
Like in an RPG or other type of game with a level up system, the amount of EXP needed increases exponentially as you get more powerful. So the exp required to reach level 99 from level 98 is significantly greater than that needed to reach level 5, 10 or 20.
You need to be level 100 to reach star rank and unlock Luigi.
That’s a lot of Super Mario Bros 35 needed here. So much so in fact, that it’s likely you’ll be sick to death of the game by the point you actually get Luigi, especially if you try and brute force it like we did earlier.
Hence unless you’re an absolute fanatic who loves the game more than anything else in the world (or are willing to play a couple of sessions a day every day for the next three years), it’s probably not worth going for this one. Certainly not if you want to keep your sanity intact at any rate!
Still, what do you think? Are you happy to see Luigi as a playable character in Super Mario Bros 35? What do you think of his unlock method anyway?
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