If you're a Mario 64 obsessive, you might remember that back in 2002 a mythicised coin was discovered and dubbed impossible to collect. That was, until YouTuber Scott Buchanan (best known as pannenkoek2012) managed to capture it.
But now, two years later, the YouTube hacker has discovered another truly impossible development.
According to Buchanan, the game's 2,093rd coin has lain beneath the surface of the ground for 20 years, undetected by even the most skilled of players. He explains the ins and outs of the conundrum in meticulous detail in a lengthy video, but if you don't have 12 years of your life to spare, we've spelt it out in layman's terms below.
Coins in the classic Nintendo game can only spawn in arrangements of five, yet Tiny-Huge Island features an impossible configuration in the form of an enigmatic line of four. The YouTuber explains how this truly impossible coin formation has come to be - and it's a head-scratcher. Basically, the fifth wily little coin is hidden "49 units below the ground." The problem is, in programing terms this leaves the coin in an invalid position, which means that it very quickly despawns and is suddenly irretrievable. The coin briefly exists when there is some distance between it and Mario, but once he moves towards it, it's seemingly gone forever within a single frame of gameplay.
Phew. Get all that?
So there you have it - the mystery of the irretrievable coin continues. Think we'll leave it to pannenkoek2012 to solve, thanks.