Much like every other battle royale game before Super Mario Bros. 35, cheaters are starting to make an appearance, posting impossible high scores and distorting leader boards. For those who don’t know, the Super Mario battle royale pins 35 players against each other in levels from the classic Super Mario Bros.
These players rack up coins to during a match, with most players not passing 1,000 coins. As spotted by Polygon, the global leaderboards are showing a number of players who have collected 99,999 coins in a single match.
Another Twitter user pointed out a large leap in scores on the leaderboard — by a huge margin– with rank 58 having collected 4,450 coins and rank 57 with 24,386.
Others have pointed to a YouTube video that explains how the exploits for unlimited coins are pulled off. Of course, Nintendo has had that video removed with a copyright claim. Although the gaming giant is taking action against such videos, it’s unclear what they are doing to mitigate cheaters in the game.
The game is currently available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers exclusively, celebrating the original Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary.