Mind-blowing Banjo-Kazooie easter egg discovered in Smash Ultimate - Dexerto
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Mind-blowing Banjo-Kazooie easter egg discovered in Smash Ultimate

Published: 24/Sep/2019 0:03 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 0:36

by Bill Cooney

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A new easter egg has been found for Banjo-Kazooie in players to begin to dominate with the duo.

Now, YouTube group imsalt has found a new easter egg that plays on the original Banjo-Kazooie game on Nintendo 64, released in 1998.

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The original Banjo-Kazooie was a popular N64 game in it’s day.

A banjo easter egg for Banjo-Kazooie

Imsalt posted a video to Twitter showing the easter egg, which can be found in Banjo’s rapid jab in Smash.

The cadence of Banjo’s jab, they discovered, matches up exactly with the banjo in the N64 game’s intro music, just take a look.

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“I can not believe no one else has pointed this out (to my knowledge), the most obvious Easter Egg hidden in plain sight,” imsalt wrote. “This syncs up too well to be a coincidence”

It does seem like the rhythm of Banjo’s rapid jab matches exactly to the intro music, which makes for a brilliantly hidden easter egg.

Even though it’s well-hidden in plain sight, it only took the brains at imsalt less than a month after the character’s release to dig it up.

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NintendoThere’s more to Banjo-Kazooie than meets the eye, it seems.

The existence of this easter egg does make you wonder what other secrets Nintendo could have snuck in to Smash Ultimate that people haven’t found yet.

Grant Kirkhope, the man behind the music in Banjo-Kazooie and a lot of other Rare games, has yet to comment on the easter egg or if he had anything to do with it making it in.

In other Smash news, a new hint for the game’s fifth and final Challenger Pack seemingly emerged last week after popular video game voice actor Scott Menville tweeted about a recent NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) for a new job he obviously couldn’t talk about.

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So, until we find out more about the fifth and “final” Smash Ultimate Challenger Pack, the search for hidden easter eggs will have to continue.

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.