>> Saturday, September 22, 2007
I love this game if you hadn't noticed from the Trici Venola Interview! Much like The Apprentice it's full of secrets. One however eludes me and it's that of a missing 8th hotel. Apparently rumor has it that this hotel is accessible only by completing the game in under an hour. Now I'm good but not THAT good! Can anyone confirm this hotel exists?
Polas unveils some evidence: "Yes, I'm aware of the rumor of an eighth hotel, as well as the entry on GameFAQs that outlines how to reach it. I have reason to believe it may exist. Number 1, there's a small space on the map screen to the right of Bowser's Hotel where an eighth one could ostensibly fit. Two, the other trick listed on the GameFAQs page does work; there really is a warp zone in 3-5!
Going through the ISO files, not one I found on the net but my actual Hotel Mario disc, that's what I found. Unfortunately, my obscure early-90's fringe system hacking skills aren't what they used to be, and I was unable to get any further after a few dead ends. Now, you might say, "Polas! Why don't you just try to beat the game in under an hour?!" To which I would ask you to please press your face firmly against the monitor. If you feel a sharp stinging sensation, my AIM Transfer Slap-o-matic is finally operational. I've done many maddening things in the name of bringing you to corners of gamedom you would otherwise never dare to travel, but even Polas has his limits. Not only is the task itself daunting, but there's no in-game clock that actually informs you if you're beating this damn game in the time required."
If anyone figures out how to access the fabled 8th Hotel, or can disprove its existence, by any means, post it here!
Thanks to: Polas