Back in the day, I lied to my older brother about a haunted level in Super Mario 64 that didn’t exist. In this level I made up, Wario would appear if you ran three times in the reverse direction on a merry-go-round. Once you found him, I said, the game cartridge would become cursed.
Of course my brother never found the secret Wario level. I was a needy younger sibling; I’d churn up all sorts of superstition for attention and never think of it again. That is, until earlier this month, when Nintendo announced the game would be, at long last, coming to the Nintendo Switch as part of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a trio of remasters