Marvel's Spider-Man Has A Nintendo Easter Egg, Featuring Donkey Kong and Yoshi

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It has been exactly two weeks since Marvel's Spider-Man released onto PlayStation 4, yet, players are still unearthing easter egg after easter egg. The latest: a little nod to Nintendo, specifically to the original bad guy, Donkey Kong, and to Mario's favorite sacrifice, Yoshi.

The easter egg was discovered by Reddit user "jakekert" and features two in-game stores called "dkmobile" and "Yoshio." The former is an alternate universe version of T-Mobile, where the founder was a huge Donkey Kong fan, while the latter simply sounds like some seriously good froyo.

Is this a nod at Nintendo? (DK and Yoshi) from r/SpidermanPS4

Some may say this isn't an easter egg, but what are the chances there's a DK and Yoshi shop right next to each other? Almost zero.

Unfortunately, the Reddit user doesn't disclose where this easter egg is, but now that you know it exists it shouldn't be too challenging to find.

I personally explored Insomniac's rendition of Manhattan for countless hours, but never came across this easter egg, which is a testament to how many easter eggs the game has and how dense with content and references its world is. However -- like many -- I mostly explored Manhattan well above street level, which perhaps explains why I and so many others may have missed this one.

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After eight years behind the mask, Peter Parker is a crime-fighting master. Feel the full power of a more experienced Spider-Man with improvisational combat, dynamic acrobatics, fluid urban traversal, and environmental interactions. A rookie no longer, this is the most masterful Spider-Man you’ve ever played.


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The worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in an original action-packed story. In this new Spider-Man universe, iconic characters from Peter and Spider-Man’s lives have been reimagined, placing familiar characters in unique roles.

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The Big Apple comes to life as Insomniac’s most expansive and interactive world yet. Swing through vibrant neighborhoods and catch breathtaking views of iconic Marvel and Manhattan landmarks. Use the environment to defeat villains with epic takedowns in true blockbuster action.