Super Mario Bros. (NES)

Stuck underwater

If you are Super or Fiery Mario, you can pull this off in any water level. Stop right before the pipe in the water that takes you to the flagpole. Press and hold Down to duck, then press A to swim. You can then let go of Down. As long as Mario's feet don't touch down anywhere, you'll notice that his head goes through the bottom of blocks because the game thinks he's still ducking. Swim to the right and keep pounding Mario's head on the blocks above the exit pipe. He will soon be pulled behind the pipe to the right side of the screen. The only way out is to reset the game, or wait for time to expire.

Emulator video files

  • 1 (FCEUX movie)

In other versions...

Fixed in SMAS? Yes. Blocks were added above the pipe.

Fixed in SMBDX? Yes.


  • Stuck