Waluigi’s Taco Stand


What does Waluigi’s Taco Stand mean?

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.


What's the origin of Waluigi’s Taco Stand?

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.

Spread & Usage

How did Waluigi’s Taco Stand spread?

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.

Hi Buddy! I'm the DigitalCultures Lab professor. Is there anything else you want to know? I'll answer immediately 🤓

External resources

More interesting stuff