• This insane hack puts Pong and Snake inside Super Mario World. Really.
01.14.14

This insane hack puts Pong and Snake inside Super Mario World. Really.

There’s insanity and then there’s insanity, and this qualifies as the “and then there’s insanity” variety. A speed-runner on YouTube has hacked Super Mario World so that Mario’s noggin takes a metaphysical leap to a game of Pong, where it is batted around between two wood platforms. Next, it moonlights as the front-end of the snake in Snake. My reaction was tickled amusement, followed by terrible confusion, following by the realization that I may have just witnessed the most awesome glitch known to man. See if yours is the same.

What the blazes just happened? We thought it was a glitch, then a hack, and though we’re not 100% certain, we know think it's a glitch/hack, judging from the talk in the comments section. It sounds like Masterjun3 has used tool-assisted speed-running techniques to hack the game, reprogramming it while simultaneously playing! This was done by entering outrageous button combinations with the assistance of a computer, which gets a tad technical. This will not, in other words, work on your old Super Nintendo. But that shouldn't stop you from training.