The Luigi Code

Discussion in 'Games' started by DevilDog, May 3, 2006.

  1. DevilDog macrumors regular

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    So, I was at Nintendo.com and found this
    article, apparently the capital letters are all some kind of code...
    ubjqlcneqarefjngbgurpbqrohglbhjvyyunrgbjvggbsvaqbgnogjvvbagbh is what i got out of it... Does it make sense to anybody? Maybe there really is something important there but they made it hard to prevent people from trying to find it. Anybody with a background in cryptology?
     
  2. Ayre macrumors member

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    Man, if this doesn't light the internet on fire, I don't know what will.
     
  3. Ayre macrumors member

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    Someone at Gamefaq's already cracked it:

    "Howdy pardners way to crack the code but you will have to wait to find out about wii won't you"
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I love those two plumbers...man, I need a Mario and Luigi fix. :(
     
  5. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Let's hope it not one of those annoying bogus message like "Be Sure to Drink your Ovaltine" ^_^
     
  6. Jeromie macrumors member

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    Yep, I can confirm... it's a super simple cypher. For anyone wanting to try it out themselves, it looks like the OP left out a few letters. You may want to go to the article and find the capitals yourself.
     
  7. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I heard about this a few hours ago.

    Basicly, just replace each letter in the alphabet with one that is 13 letters away, and it is decoded.
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    May 15th for the New Super Mario Bros.

    Also there is Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.

    TEG
     
  9. milo macrumors 604

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    Good old ROT 13? Some text editors even have a function for that.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I know .. this game has definitely caught my attention. Whether or not it did so well enough to get a DS...well.... I really, really want one. But I have anger issues related to WPA vs. WEP that prevent me from buying one right now. :(
     
  11. srobert macrumors 68020

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    OK. The puzzle is solved. Now the only question remaining is: Should I go kick the author in the nuts for playing such a cheap trick on us? :D And to think it's a Nintendo approved trick.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No kicking in the nuts. This is Nintendo...they only produce wholesome, family-oriented games. If you want, you may jump up in the air with your fist raised, slamming into the bricks upon which the author is standing, sending him flying into the air, only to land upside down. Naturally, a second jump on top of him will cause him to go careening forward, destroying blocks and releasing coins in his path.

    :)
     
  13. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Exactly.
     
  14. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Supply me the name, I'll look for him at E3 *evil laugh*
     
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    What you do in the comfort of your own home is your business ;) :D :D
     
  16. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Okay, the full code:

    http://www.infendo.com/2006/05/nintendos-e3-code.html
     
  17. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Anyone consider the fact they might have been clever enough to encrypt two messages in there? A trivial bogus one, and the real one?
     
  18. MacsomJRR macrumors 6502a

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    you may have just opened a huge can of worms...
     
  19. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Ug, I am going to pretend that I didn't read that. I do NOT have time to hunt through that message for hidden clues.

    If anyone needs me I'll be over at Nintendo's site...
     

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