Because one 1UP isn’t enough: 99 Mario tricks in SMB3

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Even now, we’re still uncovering hidden things in older videogames. I like this because it gives us another excuse to buy the same game we already own on 3 other formats.

Check out this noisy glitch in Super Mario Bros. 3 that permits players to earn 1UPs by sticking a thrown item into a pipe. The above videos show two examples of how this works.

Both instances involve a Raccoon Mario throwing a shell into a pipe. The shell becomes stuck, and items that subsequently hit the shell earn extra lives. This looks pretty difficult to pull off, especially in the second case.

Have you ever seen this? Can you pull this off? 

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