Waluigi’s Taco Stand refers to a nonexistent joke videogame, featuring the Nintendo character from the Mario series; Waluigi.
The hoax game is said to allow players to take control of Waluigi, running a taco stand.
“Waluigi’s Taco Stand” has spawned numerous fan art, fake advertisements and memes about its hidden and unlockable existence.
Discussions about a Waluigi game started emerging on a long deleted GameFAQs forum back in 2002, where the concept of “Waluigi’s Taco Stand” is said to have first emerged.
The title also appeared in a 2006 smashboards discussion, where users were talking about Waluigi deserving his own video game titles.
The first fanfiction about the concept was posted to FanFiction.net by Yoshizilla-Rhedosaurus on April 13th, 2012, amassing a large amount of appreciation from other users.
The meme was relatively inactive in the following years, until 2018, when on August 8th, Kaze Emanuar uploaded a fake “LOST N64 COMMERCIAL” to YouTube.
A few days later, the same user uploaded an unboxing video for “Waluigi’s Taco Stand”.
The same day, eBay user kaze_11 posted an ad of the game, which eventually sold for $605.
Since then, various contents have been emerging online, including YouTube gameplays as well as trailers and fan art.
- Eurogamer.net – Someone made the Waluigi’s Taco Stand 64 meme into a real game
- Fandom – Super Mario 64 Hacks Wiki
- Denofgeek.com – Waluigi’s Taco Stand Goes From Nintendo 64 Meme to Real