Have you finished Super Mario Bros. with no world shortcuts?

#1 Posted by JJOR64 (18956 posts) -


#2 Edited by JJOR64 (18956 posts) -

So I was playing some Super Mario Bros. today and playing the game level by level, no world shortcuts like I usually do. This got me thinking how many people have actually beat the game level by level with no world shortcuts what so ever. So my fellow Bombers, have you beaten the original Super Mario Bros. with no world shortcuts?

Have you beaten this game with no world shortcuts?
#3 Posted by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -

I think so. I'm pretty sure.

#4 Edited by jewunit (1056 posts) -

I have not. I don't think I have ever made it through World 8.

#5 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1641 posts) -

Never owned an NES, so I didn't play much of the original. I definitely did it in the Super Mario All-Stars version, but you could save at the beginning of every world. Way easier.

#6 Posted by beepmachine (618 posts) -

I did on the GBA version which was part of the NES classics or whatever, and it was fucking hard as hell. Took a long time but I am glad I did.

#7 Posted by laserbolts (5319 posts) -

Yes I have but I used the infinite lives thing from 3-1 or 2-1 or whatever it was.

#8 Posted by csl316 (8471 posts) -

Nope. I'm pretty sure I made it to the last world, but the only time I beat the final castle was with emulator saves. And yeah, I feel dirty.

#9 Posted by doosmacleod (188 posts) -

I used to be part of a group that played a various amount of video games at a LAN party-ish thing at a church around 2005. In retrospect, it's weird playing a 12-player LAN of Unreal, in a church, and then moving on to a series of old-schoool games through a series of emulators, but yeah. I beat SMB 1-8. In a church. So I have divine proof.

Deal with it.

#10 Posted by TooWalrus (13176 posts) -

Course. I had a dream about that weird gray level once. I don't remember what it was about, but I remember it being weird and probably scary.

#11 Posted by Zidd (1841 posts) -

in super mario bros deluxe and in the NES original

#12 Posted by pyromagnestir (4300 posts) -

Never finished it with or without shortcuts.

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#13 Posted by JackSukeru (5910 posts) -

I...think so? I really don't know, couldn't have been more than once in any case. That game gets hard and, more importantly, when you run out of lives, it's OVER.

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#14 Posted by MaxxS (200 posts) -

@RockmanBionics said:

I...think so? I really don't know, couldn't have been more than once in any case. That game gets hard and, more importantly, when you run out of lives, it's OVER.

You can reload from whichever world you died in in every version of it as far as I know.

Anyways, more on topic, I have beaten it without warps on the SNES version.

#15 Posted by believer258 (11808 posts) -

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I did on the Game Boy Color version.

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (18956 posts) -

@MaxxS said:

@RockmanBionics said:

I...think so? I really don't know, couldn't have been more than once in any case. That game gets hard and, more importantly, when you run out of lives, it's OVER.

You can reload from whichever world you died in in every version of it as far as I know.

Anyways, more on topic, I have beaten it without warps on the SNES version.

You can't start at the beginning of the world in the NES version. Once you get a Game Over you start all over.

#17 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Nope, but I will one day.

#18 Posted by MaxxS (200 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

@MaxxS said:

@RockmanBionics said:

I...think so? I really don't know, couldn't have been more than once in any case. That game gets hard and, more importantly, when you run out of lives, it's OVER.

You can reload from whichever world you died in in every version of it as far as I know.

Anyways, more on topic, I have beaten it without warps on the SNES version.

You can't start at the beginning of the world in the NES version. Once you get a Game Over you start all over.

You can't keep that data if you reset or turn off your NES, but if you hold A and press start, you'll start at the first level of the world you died in.

#19 Posted by JJOR64 (18956 posts) -

@MaxxS said:

@JJOR64 said:

@MaxxS said:

@RockmanBionics said:

I...think so? I really don't know, couldn't have been more than once in any case. That game gets hard and, more importantly, when you run out of lives, it's OVER.

You can reload from whichever world you died in in every version of it as far as I know.

Anyways, more on topic, I have beaten it without warps on the SNES version.

You can't start at the beginning of the world in the NES version. Once you get a Game Over you start all over.

You can't keep that data if you reset or turn off your NES, but if you hold A and press start, you'll start at the first level of the world you died in.

Did not know that you would actually do that. Just tested this myself and it works. Can't believe I've never known this.

#20 Posted by goatofwonder (5 posts) -

I completely played through SMB several times when I was a kid. It was the only game I had for the NES for a few months. Usually I'd keep track of my scores and the amount of time it would take me to complete the game. I really wish I could find the old notebook I kept that stuff in.

#21 Posted by JackSukeru (5910 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

@MaxxS said:

@JJOR64 said:

@MaxxS said:

@RockmanBionics said:

I...think so? I really don't know, couldn't have been more than once in any case. That game gets hard and, more importantly, when you run out of lives, it's OVER.

You can reload from whichever world you died in in every version of it as far as I know.

Anyways, more on topic, I have beaten it without warps on the SNES version.

You can't start at the beginning of the world in the NES version. Once you get a Game Over you start all over.

You can't keep that data if you reset or turn off your NES, but if you hold A and press start, you'll start at the first level of the world you died in.

Did not know that you would actually do that. Just tested this myself and it works. Can't believe I've never known this.

Was that ever in the instruction booklet I wonder. If not then that's almost as far fetched as someone figuring out that you could use the second controller in Zelda 2 to quit and save your game without dying, or that you could exit a level in Bionic Commando.

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#22 Posted by BeachThunder (11854 posts) -

Yep, I used save states :P

#23 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@JJOR64: I beat the All Stars version last week for the first time ever, no shortcuts no infinite lives no nothing. It was one of the hardest things IO've ever done, that last world was just insane, I managed to get past Bowser as small Mario, I couldn't believe it. I even have picture proof!

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