Super Mario Bros. is the first Mario game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Released 1985, it was available as a pack-in for all NESes sold (along with Duck Hunt in some cases). In it, Mario must traverse the 8 Worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom, divided into 4 stages each, and go to the castle to ...

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How can I tell which way mushrooms and powerups travel when hitting a ? block?

Just playing Super Mario on the Virtual Console, and was perplexed by this. Sometimes, when hitting a ? block or secret block that has a mushroom or a 1-up, it is very hard to tell which way the ...
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Super Mario Bros. Cheat [duplicate]

How do you execute the cheat in the Super Mario Bros for NES? The one where you jump on the turtle and get 99 lives.
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How do I jump over the wide area in world 8-2?

Does anybody know how to jump over the wide area in Super Mario Bros. world 8-2? In world 8-1, I managed to jump on the goombas but I can't do this in world 8-2 :( It just doesn't want to jump that ...
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Is it faster to hit the flagpole in the original Mario Bros at the top compared to the bottom, or is there no difference?

I am an amateur speed runner of the original Mario Bros for NES. I have heard it said that the end level cutscene of mario walking into the castle is slightly faster if you hit the flagpole at the ...
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Is there anything past the flagpole in Super Mario Bros?

As we know it is possible to jump over the flagpole in Super Mario Bros, are there any secrets or easter eggs beyond them? Growing up I heard rumors that there was a secret pipe if you ran far enough, ...
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How can you tell which pipe can be entered?

Just curious. Is there a pattern to figure out which pipes lead to another location? I remember trying every one of them.
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Where would I find such Mario stage snapshots? [closed]

I'm a fan of Mario games. I see people posting such of these snapshots and I love them so much. I can see the whole landscape of the level. I want to have more of them. My question is how can we get ...
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Did the original Super Mario Bros. contain a running glitch? [closed]

I've found a version of Super Mario Bros online. However, the game contains a glitch. If you run continuously, Mario's legs will stop moving for half a second or so, while he is still moving forward. ...
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How can I get fireworks?

What are the requirements for making fireworks appear at the end of a level in the original Super Mario Bros.?
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How do you take out the Hammer Brothers in 1985 Super Mario Bros?

They always kill me or make me little. I have literally not found a way to be able to kill them. The ones that are on the blocks like in this picture aren't as bad because you can hit the blocks to ...
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Is there really an endless water world in Super Mario Bros.?

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 ...
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Differences between Mario Bros for the NES and 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros?

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, Nintendo has released a couple of Wii bundles that include some sort of variant of Mario Bros: 25th Anniversary SUPER MARIO BROS is pre-installed, the ...
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Is it possible to jump over the flag-pole in Super Mario Bros?

When I was younger, I remember there was a persistent rumour that claimed that under certain circumstances it was possible to jump completely over the flagpole at the end of each level. Every time I ...
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Purpose of SMB Warp Zones?

What was Nintendo's intention of adding the Warp Zones into the original Super Mario Brothers? Was it meant to be an easter egg for players to find? Was it used by the programmers while debugging?
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Where is the infinite (99) lives staircase in the original Super Mario Bros?

I know there's a staircase at the end of one of the levels where a well-timed jump onto a turtle coming down a staircase will allow me to keep landing on the same shell until I max out my extra lives. ...
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Where are the warp zones?

In which levels are the Warp Zones located in Super Mario Bros. and how do you get to them?