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What happens when you exceed 999999 points in Super Mario Bros.?

I quickly checked in an emulator since I didn't know either. SMB1 stores the score in BCD encoding, using 6 bytes, one for each digit - excluding the units, since score granularity does not go below ...
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What happens when you exceed 999999 points in Super Mario Bros.?

Nothing special happens when going past 999,999 other than it just displays 7 digits instead. Source
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Are Waluigi and Wario brothers?

It's not really known, there are conflicting sources. According to the Super Mario Wiki, Waluigi and Wario's relationship has jumped between "brothers" to "just friends" and everything in between. ...
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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?

For a technical explanation, if we look at the disassembled code for Super Mario Bros, we can see that the routine for collecting fire flowers and super mushrooms is exactly the same. ...
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How many ways are there to defeat bowser in Super Mario Bros

No. Basically there are limited things you can do to enemies in the game; restricted to jumping on them, using fireballs, or colliding with them while using invincibility. Now since there is no ...
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Looking for more detailed explanation concerning SMB flagpole glitch

I've found a pretty good explanation of how to pull off this glitch in this thread: Okay so, to start off with, you need to have as close as possible to a perfect room 1 and room 2, you can still get ...
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At what point do the number of lives turn into coins/crown?

The crown is a placeholder for a 1 in the tens digit place. From The Mushroom Kingdom, The WORLD x-x screen shown before starting a level shows Mario's extra life total. If you get more than 9 extra ...
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Why do certain events in the original Super Mario Bros. cause the music to distort?

What's causing the modulation is a bit difficult to explain. There's a whole mess of different ways for music/sound to fail during playback, but modulation usually happens when a group of notes is ...
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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 know I'm really late to answering this question, but both of the answers here are wrong. Its not actually faster to grab the bottom, its faster to grab it at the top. It turns out that mario spends ...
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What is the main difference between Super Mario Bros and The Lost Levels?

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels was originally called Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan. The game was deemed to be 'Too hard' for US audiences, so Nintendo took another game named Doki Doki Panic, ...
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Have there been video games for which perfect speedruns were mathematically proven?

SMB best time was not proven - even small, simple, and scrutinized as it is, while a new discovery is unlikely, it's not impossible - the code is complex enough that unexpected emergent behaviors ...
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Are toad's spots red or white?

Toad has always had a white hat with red spots in the games, and this is his canonical look. However, adaptations have occasionally shown Toad with a red hat and white spots (which may be the source ...
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Have there been video games for which perfect speedruns were mathematically proven?

SMB is a very 'solved' game. Its an old game, short, that is run by a lot of runners. So there is no new strats that are found often. Also, SMB is a 'simple' game. There is no perfect routing for ...
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How do I get the Princess?

If you look carefully, you'll notice Toad talking to you (Mario), telling you that the Princess is, in fact, located in another castle. Thank you Mario! But our Princess is in another castle! There ...
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original mario on nintendo switch - warp zone to 8?

It seems that the version of Super Mario Bros. you are playing isn't the beloved 1985 NES version, but a 1986 arcade version called VS. Super Mario Bros. Most likely because the NES version is only ...
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Is there really an endless water world in Super Mario Bros.?

Yes, there is. It can be reached by clipping through the wall to the warp zone at the end of level 1-2. While this level is known as The Minus World, it's actually level 36-1. It is an endless loop of ...
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What decides who dies in case of a collision between Mario and an enemy in "Super Mario Bros."?

SMB1 uses a programming shortcut where Mario counts as "stomping" on an enemy as long as he is moving downward, even if his head hits the bottom of the enemy. This has been known for a very ...
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Can you put SNES roms on a Super Mario Bros Game & Watch?

This question was downvoted mostly because we do not help with modding, and that is very probably against the TOS of that collectible. My personal guess? Well you can't usually use the exact same ...
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Need help with controls

As each romhack is more and more unique (Super Orb Bros is a standout SMB3 romhack that does new VERY well), it takes very fine-grained understanding of the height of jumps and running. Some pointers ...
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Is it possible to do a 'No Looking Right" run in Super Mario Bros?

I found out it is NOT possible to beat it this way, there is a livestream I made on YouTube for this and found a hole/abyss that I couldn't jump over and ended it. I think it was in 8-1 or 8-2.
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Where to kill 11+ enemies in a row to get 1UP (without glitch/turtle trick)?

The 4-1 example you gave looks like a place where this is possible. Use the green shell to box in the spinies, wait for Lakitu to generate 11+ spinies, then use the green shell to kill them all at ...
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How do you take out the Hammer Brothers in Super Mario Bros.?

I was stumped for a while in 8-4 of super mario bros game and watch... I got to close to the end and then the hammer bro killed me every time. However, finally figure out how to defeat it. Wait for it ...
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