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I vaguely remember as a kid being able to squeeze between the pipe and the bricks at the end of a water world that would take you to another water world that never ended. Does anyone recall this or know exactly how to do it? Or is it just a lie I told all of my friends as a kid that has somehow become a reality in my mind over the years?

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Also known as The Minus World. – Mag Roader Jun 13 '11 at 19:20
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Yes. You use the warp zone at the end of level 1-2, but instead of getting to it the normal way (jumping on top of the bricks at the top of the screen), you crouch, and hop into the pipe just before the warp zone. This video shows the proper technique:

Good luck!

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Oh man, that's the worst video ever. But +1 for the answer. – Matthew Read Jun 13 '11 at 18:35
@Matthew Read Found a much better video. – splattered bits Jun 13 '11 at 18:38
That's awesome. I thought there was another way at the end of a water world that you could squeeze between the final pipe and the brick, but maybe not. – Micah Jun 13 '11 at 18:42
development levels are fun – Xantec Jun 13 '11 at 23:30
@Micah You can do that easily enough. Crouch, start swimming, and then swim into the corner above the pipe; you'll touch down, uncrouch, and get sucked into the wall (and stuck against the right edge of the screen). No endless world there, though, unless you count being stuck until time expires... – Xkeeper Apr 30 '12 at 23:32

If you go to level 1-2 then, you need to go by a pipe at the end of the level...make Mario bend down and make Mario jump into the corner of the wall...and yes, it is a glitch. You will go to a place with three pipes...go in the pipe on the left and you will make it to a never-ending water world...also...the never-ending water world is just a glitch world of level 2-1!!!

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