With the launch of the 25th Anniversary edition
of Super Mario All-Stars
for Wii drawing near (this Sunday!), you may be seriously tempted to buy all those classic Mario
games again for, like -- what? The fourth time? Think again! Not only is the "Limited Edition" Wii game a veritable ROM dump
of the SNES All-Stars
(which features graphically and musically enhanced versions of the NES games, by 16-bit standards), it's also missing a lot of the great
"glitches" from the original games.
has assembled a comprehensive guide to the elite tricks and tactics from the original Super Mario Bros.
games -- with pictures! Animated pictures
. It serves as a stark reminder to us purists why there's really no substitute for the originals, even when said substitute comes in a nifty box