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Submission #6336: lexikiq's Linux Super Mario Bros. "acid trip" in 01:13.28

Console: Linux
Game name: Super Mario Bros.
Game version: JPN/USA PRG0
ROM filename: Super Mario Bros. (JU) [!].nes
Branch: acid trip
Emulator: libTAS 1.3.3
Movie length: 01:13.28
FrameCount: 4397
Re-record count: 1318
Author's real name: Lexi Larkin
Author's nickname: lexikiq
Submitter: lexikiq
Submitted at: 2019-04-01 00:41:45
Text last edited at: 2020-07-12 19:30:15
Text last edited by: lexikiq
Download: Download (4223 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Version info:

libTAS version: 1.3.3
Author's comments and explanations:
Super Mario Bros. contains a very secret debug menu which the developers used for testing the physics and behavior of the game, as well as add fun options while they were bored. One of these options includes an "acid trip" mode which is the first known example of procedural generation in video games and the first usage of the "portal gun", popularized later by Valve's Portal series, and served as the inspiration for the completely unrelated fangame Mari0 (of which this is definitely not a TAS of). The mode is a joke on Mario's famous powerup mushrooms.

(Link to video)

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: libTAS 1.3.3 i mean uh FCEUX 2.2.2
  • Beats the game I think
  • Gets high
  • not for all audiences


isn't it crazy how this game predicted portals

Stage by stage comments


mario gets high




this level is guranteed to be water but the procedural generation is manipulated to get the optimal level layout

also pipes don't work good


shoutouts to masterjun for the beginning movement strats, anyway mario builds up speed and them zooms through the randomised 1-1 which was manipulated to contain bowser for maximum entertainment

bullet land

cannons lack collision above the screen which can be used to fling over the entire level




it's castle time!! except the game randomly decided that mario's a perv which is the bad(?) ending oops

Other comments

thanks for watching my lets play

sorry for ruining your game happy lee (because this is definitely not mari0)

thanks for figuring out 6-1 masterjun ily

suggested screenshot: 2130

april 2nd edit: i want to fix the name but i also don't want to

Masterjun: Hey you took my super important input without asking. Now prepare for the wrath of a judge!

Masterjun: What is this

I am thoroughly confused, feel bad, but I'm also entertained. That does sound like a reaction to doing drugs. Fortunately, this game teaches us important life lessons such as:

  • Pipes are not for smoking but for warping.
  • If you feel yourself getting high, don't worry, gravity still works so your jump will terminate at some point and you will get low again.
  • A mushroom person telling you to do drugs is generally a sign that it's already too late.

Rejecting due to including dangerous weaponry such as a gun.

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