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Glitched-Up Mario Videos For Weirdos

Put down your soldering iron! Drop that Speak 'n' Spell! We've got broken Mario videos for you to watch!

Offworld put me onto this Youtube playlist full of glitched-up Super Mario Bros. videos. Some are the standard, boring ROM hacks that you see all over the place. But the others, they're actually pretty rad. They appear to have been created by someone who is pumping an emulator full of nefarious Game Genie codes, and the results are awesome... if you like the way broken old technology looks and sounds.

Ryan and I spent a significant chunk of time staring at circuit bent instruments on eBay earlier this week, and this sort of falls in the same vein of saying "HEY LOOK, WE BROKE THIS THING IN A WAY THAT YOU MIGHT FIND COOL IF YOU'RE MESSED UP IN THE HEAD."

So... I find these to be pretty cool. Here's my favorite, and while we're at it, here's a video of a circuit bent Speak and Spell to go with it.

  


AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

  

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Posted by Jeff
Offworld put me onto this Youtube playlist full of glitched-up Super Mario Bros. videos. Some are the standard, boring ROM hacks that you see all over the place. But the others, they're actually pretty rad. They appear to have been created by someone who is pumping an emulator full of nefarious Game Genie codes, and the results are awesome... if you like the way broken old technology looks and sounds.

Ryan and I spent a significant chunk of time staring at circuit bent instruments on eBay earlier this week, and this sort of falls in the same vein of saying "HEY LOOK, WE BROKE THIS THING IN A WAY THAT YOU MIGHT FIND COOL IF YOU'RE MESSED UP IN THE HEAD."

So... I find these to be pretty cool. Here's my favorite, and while we're at it, here's a video of a circuit bent Speak and Spell to go with it.

  


AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

  

Edited by OmegaPirate

Who would do this - how would they do this? more importantly WHY! would they do this???? :s

And the select map??!?!?! OMG!!!!!!
Posted by deathfury

That's wild and wacky!

Posted by piecat

It took like 10 minutes to load the videos for some reason, but besides that, this is awesome in a crazy way.

Posted by JoelTGM

haha wow some of those are nuts

Posted by wrecks

That just makes me want to go hook up my nes and play some SMB3, like now!

Posted by MattBodega

Oh man! Those Mario videos are so scary!!!!!

Posted by ArbitraryWater

That video was crazy, but I couldn't watch the last hack because it hurt my eyes.

Posted by ComradeCrash

Cool video!  I think that happened to my Super Mario Bros. 3 once long, long ago...bring back memories...

Posted by dannyodwyer

Oh lord. If that Circuit Bender has a woman in his life, she tied up and gagged in his dungeon with the rest of wacky electronic abortions.

Posted by erinfizz

I think I need to take a couple of advil and go lie down now.

Posted by natetodamax

I got a headache after the first 30 seconds.

Edited by AndrewB

Two things: I love the remixes that the glichted music creates, and I think someone should make an actual Super Mario Bros 3 mod that includes the brick-kicking suit as a power-up.

Edit: how is being able to play the VS, Mario Bros original battle mode a glitch?

Posted by NinjaSquirrel

What the crap?

Posted by JediAutobot

Love the S'n'S!

Posted by Mac

This is indeed a disturbing universe.

Posted by Wright

I can only assume those are made by satan.

Posted by Hector

Wackkkkyyyy!

Posted by Bucketdeth

Thats pretty awesome, always liked videos of people glitching games.

Posted by JJOR64

Awesome video.

Posted by Hughes

Haha i was watching some corruption videos just like last week or so. They're pretty funny

Posted by zityz

After watching half of it, I came to the assessment of WHAT THE FUCKS THE POINT?!?!
It's just a pile full of dumb, it hurts your eyes and its a real waste of a good NES smb3.

The other video, I'm sure that's how he gets all the ladies. "Up now is DJ SPEAK'N'SPELL y'alls"

Posted by DXSSI

That was... odd.  But interesting.

AndrewB
said:

"Two things: I love the remixes that the glichted music creates, and I think someone should make an actual Super Mario Bros 3 mod that includes the brick-kicking suit as a power-up.

Edit: how is being able to play the VS, Mario Bros original battle mode a glitch?"
You normally can't in one-player mode, and I think they were trying to illustrate that no one could control Luigi, thus making the mode worthless.  Also, they were stuck in the far-off corner of the map screen, unable to access any "real" levels.
Posted by Lifestrike

The music in corruption 5 is.... intriguing.

Posted by TomServo

It's sounds like he's torturing poor speak and spell!!!!

Posted by lvl10Wizard

Super Mario 3: Psychedelic Mushroom Feast Edition is where it's at!

Posted by End_Boss

...
Lame.

Posted by Bigbombomb

The mario video is just plain weird, but the speak and spell is pretty interesting.

Posted by Zuul

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!

Posted by DondonIcon

Play both videos together.
ITS MAD!!!

Posted by John1912

Im not sure why I should care about either of these.  The mario game just looks broken, and the speak and spell hurts my ears.

Posted by Scooper

HEY LOL THET WOZ WEERD BUT KL

Posted by CreamyGoodness

sveet

Edited by Cubical
Posted by Brackynews

i Am ImPrEsSed In WaYs I canNoT yEt FaTHom wiThin tHIs mEaTY hUsk.

Posted by KnifeySpoony

Hahaha, after spending much of this evening listening to Boards of Canada, this is right up my alley, thank you Jeff.

Posted by strangeling

@zityz

the last half was the better half.
the music in #s 4 & 5 was cool.

Hey Jeff, where's the damn Nintendo standard " ! WARNING - Seizures" alert at the head of this post?
Edited by FlipperDesert

Corruption type 1-3: Haha what the hell is this?

Corruption type 4: This music *owns*.

Corruption type 5: *vomit*

This video was pretty bad for my head.

Posted by TwoOneFive

not as cool as the article made me think it would be

Posted by KingOfIceland

Everything after 2 just blows my mind

Posted by ahoodedfigure

One of the first things I did with my games, even as a kid, was to see how I could screw them up.  Used to trick out the reset button on my old 2600 so things would mess up, used to skip around the walls in Combat.  Was fun :)

Posted by MrKlorox

Watching both of those in a row gave me a massive headache. ugh.

Posted by Duckbutter

is it safe to say this Jeff guy needs a life yet? but know this: you can make some super dope beats with those glitched out Mario musics. i'm gonna have to yoink some of this off of YouTube and add some booms and ticks if you know what i'm sayin.

Posted by ShiroMe

R2-D2 we found you!

Posted by ShadowDoGG

LAme...

Posted by DeanJParker

I wasted 5 mins of my life watching this... I decided to use the other 5 usefully

Posted by Canberra

corruption type 5. hurts me.

Posted by TheGTAvaccine

Evil. EVIL I TELL YOU.

Posted by Vigorousjammer

that Speak & spell video is pretty crazy awesomeness

Posted by Snail

This is what happens when Mario eats to many shrooms.

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