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Why does the Minus World exist?

In Super Mario Bros. for the NES and Famicom there exists a secret world, accessible by clipping through a wall to the first warp zone and entering the left-most pipe. This pipe will take you to ...
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Why are the out of bounds areas of doom distorted on MSDOS?

Why do the OOB (out of bounds) areas of doom look so unusual? As seen in the image above, the Doom engine not only incorrectly renders the scene, but also renders slices of other scenes that aren't ...
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How does the “Small fire-Mario” glitch in SMB1 work?

There's a glitch in the original Super Mario Bros., that causes Mario to become an unused sprite(Small Fire-Mario). I'm unsure how the glitch works, but I'll show the instructions on how to pull it ...
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Is screen wrap on the NES a fault of the OAM?

On NES games such as The Legend of Zelda and Metroid, entities that get to close to the edge of the screen, whether that be the top, bottom, left, or right side wrap around to the other side of the ...
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Why do parallel universes exist in Super Mario 64?

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Super Mario 64 is an extremely competitive speed game, and because glitches are allowed on most major leaderboards, many very talented glitch hunters have torn the ...
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What is the cause of Trent's circuit board strategy? [closed]

For those of you who are unaware, professional speedrunner Trent Hall discovered a now banned strategy in Goldeneye 007. This strategy (called Trent's Circuit Board Strategy) consisted of plugging a ...
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What is the first documented instance of video game console “Frying” and was this ever done with computers? [closed]

An early example of this can be seen on the Atari VCS (2600) console. With the "Space Invaders" game, one could hold down reset when powering on the machine and get a two shot mode. As word of that ...