As you may have heard, the demo for Yoshi’s Crafted World is quite excellent. The game is shaping up to be a storybook come to life, and it’s a blast to play with a friend. Did you catch a few easter egg nods during your playthrough, though? GameXplain did, and these references tie to other titles in the Mario universe.
I love me a good allusion
First, check out GameXplain’s easter egg video below:
Detective work for the win!
As you can see, one easter egg is a pop-up milk carton with the words “MooMoo Meadows Milk” on it. MooMoo Meadows is a track in Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It brings back terrible memories of cows impeding my progress as a Blue Shell blows me to oblivion. Therefore, let’s move on.
In addition, another clever nod comes in the form of a cookie box that reads “Yo’ster Cookies.” This brings Yo’ster Isle and its speed up cookies to mind, a location featured in Super Mario RPG. Ah, Yo’ster Isle. Where a younger version of me had to figure out a rhythm racing game while dealing with Boshi’s cheating ways. Remember Yoshi’s rival, Boshi? He had cool shades. In other words, it was the 90’s, dammit.
Have any players found more easter egg nods in the Crafted World demo? Is anyone else sickened by how everything looks TOO adorably cute? Give us a holler down below!
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.