In the grand scheme of über nerdery, few activities surpass spending countless hours playing retro games on an original Nintendo. Also, few things are as awesome. Some Grand Maester of the House Of Dorkanus discovered, decades later, a glitch that allows players of Super Mario Bros. to receive infinite 1 Ups in a complicated scheme worthy of Edward Snowden (or the creators of Ikari Warriors, amirite?). As described on the site RetroCollect – 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.
A few things to consider. First, whoever is controlling Luigi in the video below is a stone cold Mario pimp. This dude cruises through obstacles like a mythical flying beast on meth. I’ve never seen someone play so well. Second, the hours of game play and complete random luck required to discover the glitch are mind boggling. Third, and perhaps most importantly, Mario looks like he is twerking, backin’ that ass up, dropping it low, or whatever hip-hop-ism you find appropriate. I may have to put this video to music.
Also, this gives me the perfect opportunity to share this throwback gem of mine, sampling the Mario Bros. theme song.