‘Super Mario Bros’ Glitch Discovered Decades Later, Or Elaborate Hoax?

A new Super Mario Bros glitch appears to have been discovered decades after the classic Nintendo game was released. This either shows how time-tested the game is, or it could be an elaborate hoax.

In a slight variation on the old internet trope, many of us will need an actual raw streamed gameplay video before we will believe it’s true. In the years since the game was released, Super Mario Bros remains the grandfather of all platformers and essential for all gamers who must own every important piece of gaming history. The sheer number of hours that gamers must have poured into that one game is probably so high it rivals Pi in its number of digits.

You would think that after all of those myriad of gamers put so much time into it, this would have been discovered a long time ago. That is why we are forced to wonder if this wasn’t simply a coder with some time on their hands and an altered version of Nintendo’s classic platformer, or simply an extremely good video edit.

‘Super Mario Bros’ glitch in action, or well edited video?

The Super Mario Bros glitch is allegedly activated as explained on a retro-gamers enthusiast site:

“First, you must first take player one’s Mario to the second level of the game and throw away your first life. With Luigi taking over, player two must traverse all the way to World 5-2 and find the hidden beanstalk block halfway through the stage. Once there, Luigi must start climbing the vines, however, he must await – and take on the chin – an incoming projectile from one of the Hammer Bros. Upon being hit, once player one resumes control of Mario, the beanstalk from World 5-2 will start growing in World 1-2, providing all you need to infinitely kick shells for unlimited bonuses.”

Another problem with the credibility of this Super Mario Bros glitch is that it requires specific action from Luigi, who happens to be a popular character now thanks to Mario Kart 8. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Luigi death stare meme has been instrumental to selling the Wii U to more gamers than ever.

Other naysayers see the short GIF and wonder about the enemies involved in the image. Apparently they’re supposed to be Goombas (the mushroom things with feet), but there are black shells instead. This is an indication that this whole thing is merely a time-consuming attempt to troll classic gamers.

Do you think the new Super Mario Bros glitch is real, or an elaborate hoax?

[images via schmoesknow, kotaku]

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