As a secret diversion from the running and scavenging and scrambling over walls, the designers of Dying Light have hidden a recreation of the iconic Super Mario Bros. world 1-1 within the game. True to the zombie apocalypse setting, the area is a dark and strange version of the original level, with goombas replaced by tiny zombies wearing mushroom costumes. Don’t try jumping on them, though; you’ll just get hurt. YouTuber Alex Noon posted a video of how to find the distinct green warp pipe hidden among the rooftops.
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The famous first level of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a design master class in subtly teaching players what to do. Generations of gamers know it inside-out, and one of the first things anyone does with any sort of game construction kit is to recreate it. Mario 1-1 has been remade in Minecraft, The Sims, LittleBigPlanet, and now Dying Light.
We already shared the Destiny easter egg hidden in Dying Light. Players have also found a hidden reference to another hit zombie game, The Last of Us. There are likely other jokes, references, and secrets tucked away around the map, so let us know what you find!