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    Default 1 Million Points for SMB, Legally?

    Is there a legal way to score 1 million points in the original Super Mario Bros. without having to glitch or lose more than two lives per attempt?

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    The game loops so I'm pretty sure you can just keep playing.
    (at least I'm fairly sure the NES and SNES versions do. Not sure about all versions. I think the GBC version might kick you back out after the ending.)

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    Yep. I've done it. It just takes a long time and a lot of busted bricks.

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    Sure the game itself loops, but the score I thought got stuck at 999,900.

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    The game does not loop, after you beat 8-4 it ends, goes back to the title screen and you start all over at 1-1 in the second quest, the score does not freeze at 999,990 as well,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzwing256 View Post
    The game does not loop, after you beat 8-4 it ends, goes back to the title screen and you start all over at 1-1 in the second quest, the score does not freeze at 999,990 as well,
    The score actually turns over at 10 million points.

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    damnit I left off a number. I remember seeing this stuff in NP magazine back in the day with mailed in scores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzwing256 View Post
    The game does not loop, after you beat 8-4 it ends, goes back to the title screen and you start all over at 1-1 in the second quest, the score does not freeze at 999,990 as well,
    Could've sworn the All-Stars version at least allowed 7 figures. That should be doable within two loops if you don't game over.

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    Like i said the game ENDS at 8-4 thus you have to start a new game with a score of 0. I cannot speak for the millions of remakes, but in the original you do not keep your score when you start the second or third playthrough.

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    BUMP

    I wonder how many times you're allowed to keep stomping on a Koopa Troopa or Buzzy Beetle (if you time it right) in runs like these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColecoFan1981 View Post
    I wonder how many times you're allowed to keep stomping on a Koopa Troopa or Buzzy Beetle (if you time it right) in runs like these?
    I'd think you could max out your score fairly easily using the 1-up trick in world 3-1 until you ran out of time. It'd take a while though, and you'd have to jump off and start over as soon as you started getting 1-ups.

    EDIT: But no, not if you're limiting yourself to two deaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jperryss View Post
    I'd think you could max out your score fairly easily using the 1-up trick in world 3-1 until you ran out of time. It'd take a while though, and you'd have to jump off and start over as soon as you started getting 1-ups.

    EDIT: But no, not if you're limiting yourself to two deaths.
    The stair trick is also doable in Worlds 6-2 and 7-1, as well as in World 4-2 if you manage to get to the Buzzy Beetle in time...

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    Is there an illegal way to get over a million?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    Is there an illegal way to get over a million?
    psssst! HEY! Over here!

    Want to buy some points?
    Mario says "... if you do drugs, you go to hell before you die."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RP2A03 View Post
    psssst! HEY! Over here!

    Want to buy some points?
    Be wary of this seller. I tried to buy points from him, and he demanded that all payment be made in expired Kool-Aid points and a fan fiction story about Rainbow Dash and Leonhard Euler having a daughter named Constance.
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