What are the requirements for making fireworks appear at the end of a level in the original Super Mario Bros.?

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From the Super Mario Wiki:

At the end of every level in Super Mario Bros., with the exception of a castle level, fireworks would go off when Mario or Luigi entered the tiny castle (if the last number of the timer is 1, 3, or 6 at the end of the level). If the last number was 1, one firework would go off; if the last number was 3, three fireworks would go off and so forth. Each explosion would award the player with 500 points.

The page also details the appearance of fireworks in numerous other Mario titles.

  • I thought you had to make both numbers at the end of the timer match? Or is that only in later games?
    – Zibbobz
    Jun 9, 2014 at 19:01
  • @Zibbobz That's in later games.
    – NobodyNada
    Nov 17, 2015 at 5:30

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