Video games are a sort of virtual uncharted territory, with accomplishments that only present themselves after years, decades, of play. Sometimes those accomplishments could be a speed run of a game never thought possible. Sometimes a glitch that enables hilarious results. This time it’s Mario sliding down some stairs to kill a ghost in Super Mario World. If you’re thinking ‘What’s the big deal,’ that only tells us that you haven’t gotten taken out by the Big Boo countless times.
Twitter user @somecallmejon discovered this maneuver, which everyone wishes they had 20 years ago.
You…can kill Big Boos with a slide…wha…all this time…— SomecallmeJohnny (@Somecallmejon) January 10, 2017
(Credit to Supper Mario Broth) pic.twitter.com/uCi0GsT66x
Beyond just the Big Boo, the maneuver can also be employed to take out other heretofore indestructible enemies.
No challenge is unbeatable. pic.twitter.com/Lcw0QDMlBN— Fellipe (@fell_martins) January 10, 2017
As an added element, you can actually kill the element of fire by using Mario’s squirrel suit. Only in videogames is a sentence like the one previous possible.
using the tanooki statue transformation to kill fire is still the best pic.twitter.com/uqmwWGvP6s— creme egg (@mopinks) January 10, 2017
This whole development just goes to show how complex and deep the video game experience is. For even as simple a game as Super Mario World is, it possesses a few hidden surprises. Whether intended or not, it doesn’t matter; it’s just the magic of video games at work.