New Super Mario Bros. Glitch Discovered After 30 Years

A new glitch has been uncovered in Super Mario Bros that gifts players with unlimited 1ups.

The glitch in question was unveiled in a recently released YouTube video detailing the complex process required to trigger it. The first step is beating the game. Once that’s done the player must begin a second playthrough and die, allowing player two to take over as Luigi. Once that’s done the player then needs to work their way to World 5-2 and activate the hidden beanstalk located about halfway through the stage. They then have to climb said beanstalk and wait on it until they’re hit by a Hammer Brothers hammer. Once that’s done the first player can take back over as Mario and proceed to World 1-2 where the beanstalk will be growing out of the floor and gifting them with infinite 1ups.

The big question, of course, is how anyone ever figured this out. The steps are just so obscure that they don’t seem like the sort of thing that someone would just think of. Then again, when you consider that Super Mario Bros has been on the market for close to three decades and sold tens of millions of copies, we suppose that there have been more odd coincidences than this.

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1 Comment on New Super Mario Bros. Glitch Discovered After 30 Years


On June 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

It is not unlimited if you only have less than 7 minutes to collect them. ;)