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The Glitch Gremlin Visits Super Mario All-Stars Wii!

by Pedro Hernandez - December 18, 2010, 6:03 pm PST
Total comments: 6

With video!

The other night while I was playing Super Mario All-Stars Wii (you can read my review here), I noticed that something was going on in Super Mario Bros. 2. While playing level 4-1, the characters started to jump around, the scenery disappeared, and everything went crazy. That's when I realized... I GOT A VISIT FROM THE GLITCH GREMLIN! It was a very odd event. I hadn't experienced a game glitch in ages, much less old-school glitches like the one I just saw. I did get video, but only of a part of it. By the time I started recording, the glitch gremlin had gone home. Still it was an interesting event!

Here is the video, please excuse the video and audio quality:

Talkback

FZeroBoyoDecember 18, 2010

A glitch? So porting a SNES game brought SNES-style problems with it, it seems.

If this was on Virtual Console, Nintendo could send out an update (patch) to fix it.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterDecember 19, 2010

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

If this was on Virtual Console, Nintendo could send out an update (patch) to fix it.

It seems to be a very rare event, though. Been replaying the level and it hasn't happened again.

ThomasODecember 20, 2010

When I was playing DKC3 on VC last month, one of the BG layers disappeared out of nowhere and left all the bodies of water on the world maps as dark holes. It went away after resetting the game,  though.

the asylumDecember 22, 2010

I have the original SNES cart, and this had never happened to me.

Quote from: ThomasO

When I was playing DKC3 on VC last month, one of the BG layers disappeared out of nowhere and left all the bodies of water on the world maps as dark holes. It went away after resetting the game,  though.

Reminds me of the old days of imperfect emulation.  I wonder whether that was a game glitch or an emulation glitch.

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