The world lost its shit last year when Mario emerged from the seas topless, his nipples bare and out there. They were thrilling and new to behold, but it turns out they weren’t as new as everyone thought.
The tirelessly excellent Supper Mario Broth have found that Mario’s shirtless debut actually came a year earlier, in 2016, in a game (and form) that nobody gave a shit about:
Contrary to popular belief, Super Mario Odyssey was not the first game to give Mario visible nipples (left). Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which released one year earlier, featured a Miiverse stamp depicting Mario with nipples (right). pic.twitter.com/elPDhJlqgx
— Supper Mario Broth (@MarioBrothBlog) October 17, 2018
Look at those lil’ things. One pixel each, the way Mario’s nipples should be.