In a time when video games were fairly basic, it was quite an event to discovering a hidden Easter Egg... I doubt I saw all these myself back in the 1990s... So I decided to finish a Doom Ship wearing each of the special Mario suits, to see the various messages from the King...
(Screenshots taken from Super Mario All-Stars version)
|No longer a secret, but still cool to this day, completing one of the Doom Ships while still wearing one of the special suits results in a different message from the king.|
Avoiding being hit to keep Mario's special suit intact is easier said than done.
|The frog suit may be useful to leap over huge gaps on the Doom Ships,|
but it can be a bit suicidal in tight quarters.
|Do they eat frog's legs in Japan?|
|Hammer Brother Mario tackles a Doom Ship|
|The hammer suit definitely gets an odd reaction from the King...|
Of course, I was curious what would happen if Mario defeated Bowser Koopa while wearing one of the special suits... Luckily, someone's already saved me a bunch of time. God bless the Internet...
YouTube Video: Super Mario Bros 3 - Bowser beaten with Tanooki suit: