For the facepalm series.

Mario needs a diet.

There's not enough room to fill up the P meter, all the pipes are out of reach and no shells are coming my way. Am I screwed? (This is in World 7-5.)

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    I don't remember this level but the pic looks like you can crouch while running right to slide under the blocks.
    – Cory J
    Commented Feb 15, 2011 at 0:00
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    I'm ashamed of you, badp. You're lucky I don't rescind my vote for this infraction. Commented Feb 15, 2011 at 0:10
  • @Nick This is my first play through ever of a Mario game! :(
    – badp
    Commented Feb 15, 2011 at 0:11
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    You chose the right one to start with. Mario 3 is the all-time peak of the platformer artform.
    – Brant
    Commented Feb 15, 2011 at 0:22
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    @Brant, that article made my day.
    – Keaanu
    Commented Feb 15, 2011 at 3:52

1 Answer 1


Nope! What you need to do is back up a little, probably to the left edge of the screen against the wall, hold down Right+B in order to start running, then press Down to crouch just before you get to the blocks. Mario should then slide underneath the blocks and come out on the other side.

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    Physics existed in games before Flash. ;-)
    – Synetech
    Commented Apr 6, 2011 at 3:27

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