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The Super Mario Bros. Moment That Will Live With You Forever

Just when fans of the original Super Mario Bros. thought they knew all there was to know about the game, they discovered the power of teleportation through the magic of the World 1-2 Warp Zone.

Whether you originally arrived at the first of the Super Mario Bros. Warp Zones through a series of happy accidents or sought it out on purpose thanks to the advice of a fellow Nintendo-loving pal, you likely jumped for joy once you discovered that you could leap forward in time through the game. Breaking free of the linear flow of Super Mario Bros. can be exciting, not to mention the chance to dive right into harder levels, all thanks to the World 1-2 Warp Zone.


Getting to the Warp Zone located in World 1-2 meant players got early access to Worlds 2, 3, and 4 for the first time. Gamers who discover this Warp Zone get to take Mario underwater, on jumping boards, and by the sea, all for the first time, way before they normally would without using the Warp Zones.

More Mario Mysteries

If you can't get enough of Mario and Luigi's antics, there's good news: beyond the iconic World 1-2 Warp Zone, there are plenty more secrets to uncover that you might've missed when you played back in the day. For those who want another chance to warp through levels as they please, World 4-2 is where you can get connected to Worlds 5, 6, 7, 8 via Warp Zone. If that's not enough action, you can also check out the mysterious "Minus World" glitch, which deposits you in an unbeatable underwater level.


Gamers who believe Super Mario Bros. is a simple game should think twice. Finding a secret Warp Zone underground and transporting to different worlds completely opens up the universe of Mario and Luigi and helps ambitious players to get right to the end of the game.

So, what are you waiting for? Fire up the original Super Mario Bros. and relive the joy of discovering the World 1-2 Warp Zone, and maybe you'll even find some new mysteries along the way.