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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 rescue the Princess Toadstool.

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What decides who dies in case of a collision between Mario and an enemy in "Super Mario Bros."?

Let me please ask a question about the old but still great arcade game, Super Mario Bros.  In case of a collision between Mario and an enemy, what factor decides who dies: Mario or the enemy? E.g., if ...
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How does the original Super Mario Bros. load level data?

I understand how the ‘minus world’ glitch works, and that there are hundreds of other levels. What I can’t find much of is how the game actually loads level data. Where is the information for the 7-2 ...
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Have there been video games for which perfect speedruns were mathematically proven?

Recently, there was posted a video from the YouTube channel Summoning Salt, talking about speedrunning Super Mario Bros and how close humans are to perfectly speedrunning each level. In this video, it ...
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Can you put SNES roms on a Super Mario Bros Game & Watch?

I want to try to put Super Mario All-Stars Super Mario Bros 1 & 2(JPN) on the Game and Watch. I've seen some hacking videos on putting NES roms on it, but can you manipulate it to put SNES roms on ...
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Need help with controls

I'm currently playing Super Mario Frustration on my NES emulator. I'm struggling with some controls. I don't know how to make a jump that looks like this and that. I couldn't replicate it no matter ...
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Why do I turn into super Mario instead of fire Mario when I touch a fire flower AS SMALL Mario in Super Mario Bros 1?

When I was playing Super Mario Bros 1, I - as Super Mario - hit a block containing a fire flower. I then got hit by an enemy, changing me into small Mario, but the fire flower was still on-screen. ...
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What happens when you exceed 999999 points in Super Mario Bros.?

I am implementing a replica of the classic Super Mario Bros. in the Unity game engine. The problem is, I do not have a Nintendo Entertainment System. I somehow found out that getting 100 coins will ...
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Is it possible to do a 'No Looking Right" run in Super Mario Bros?

This is something I found out just casually while playing Super Mario Brothers... (Super Mario All-Stars and NES) "It all began on a dark night in Noah the Spike's bedroom. He was playing Super ...
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Are toad's spots red or white?

I am a bit confused by the color of Toad's hat. I remember it being red with white spots but it seems like all the new Nintendo games have Toad have Toad having red spots.
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original mario on nintendo switch - warp zone to 8?

I've heard that from level 4-2 you can warp to world 8, but when I go up the vine the only tunnel says world 6. Is this because I'm playing on Nintendo Switch?? Does anyone know why its not giving ...
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What is the main difference between Super Mario Bros and The Lost Levels?

I know about the Poison Mushroom and the difficulty of the sequel, but what is the main other difference?
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How do I get fireworks at the end of a Super Mario Bros level? [duplicate]

Every once and a while, I hear a game- like tune different from the usual end level tune and then there are fireworks.
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Where to kill 11+ enemies in a row to get 1UP (without glitch/turtle trick)?

By killing multiple enemies in a row, you can get 100 - 200 - 400 - 500 - 800 - 1000 - 2000 - 4000 - 5000 - 8000 - 1UP - 1UP - 1UP ... (1UPs from the 11th enemy onwards) (source). I know there are ...
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Are Waluigi and Wario brothers?

Are Waluigi and Wario brothers? Are they related to Mario and Luigi?
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If Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 were both released for the NES, how was SMB3 so much more advanced? [closed]

For example, SMB3 has a lot more levels, better graphics, more powerups, among other things. How was this possible if they were released for the same system? Was SMB1 purposefully held back?
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How do I get the Princess?

I'm playing the old Super Mario Bros for the NES for the first time, and I keep getting to the castle with Bowser. However, every time I beat him, I don't get the Princess and instead just get Toad, ...
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Looking for more detailed explanation concerning SMB flagpole glitch

In Super Mario Bros, there is a glitch, where a certain set of frame-perfect presses allow you to jump directly into the bottom block of the flagpole at the end of the level. In this article on the ...
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At what point do the number of lives turn into coins/crown?

It was a long time ago when I was just a little kid, but I remember visiting my Aunt's house where they had an NES. They also had the classic Super Mario Bros. Once while I was playing the game, ...
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Why do certain events in the original Super Mario Bros. cause the music to distort?

In the original Super Mario Bros. NES game from 1985, certain short-term events, and the sounds associated with them, often seem to cause fluctuations and distortions in whatever background music is ...
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How many ways are there to defeat bowser in Super Mario Bros

The Super Mario Bros manual said of Bowser "There are several ways to kill him but you only get points if you use fireballs" To me the word "several" implies more than two but I'm only aware of two ...
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Illustrated list of differences between the arcade and NES versions of Super Mario Bros

In 1986, Nintendo released Vs. Super Mario Bros., an arcade version of its popular Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The two versions are largely identical, the biggest ...
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What is the difference between "Super Mario Advance 4/Super Mario Bros 3" and "Super Mario Advance" on the Game Boy Advance SP?

I am wondering because it seems that some GBA games were released that copied the "concept" of "Super Mario All Stars" on the Super Nintendo, which is to redesign classic games and resell them for a ...
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Is Super Mario Bros. in Nintendo World Championship 1990 the complete game?

In the Nintendo World Championship 1990 game, is it possible to completely play through Super Mario Bros? By this, I mean not collecting 50 coins, but continue playing normally taking warp zones and ...
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Wii Virtual Console -- Black screen

According to Nintendo, when you get a black screen playing Virtual Console games, you can fix it by pressing Z+A+2 on the "Operations Manual" screen. However, I don't have a Wii Nunchuck, only a ...
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How to do a high-jump on springboards?

I have tested and tried to figure out what the secret is to doing a big jump on Springboards in the original Super Mario Bros, but have been unable to figure out what triggers it. The closest theory I ...
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In Super Mario Bros which button is used to run and to jump?

In Super Mario Bros which button is used to run and to jump? I'm asking this question because I heard that most of games use the button A to jump. If my memory is good it is the button B that is used ...
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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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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 Super Mario Bros.?

They always kill me or make me little and I have literally not found a way 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 take them ...
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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?
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