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How to reach the top of the flagpole in super mario bros?

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Hey guys

How come when I perform a long jump forward from the ledge I can never reach the top and land at the very bottom instead?

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When you get to the top of the blocks that are before the flag, hold down the run button, then jump at the last second before you fall. You'll reach the top of the flag. Oh, I guess I should mention that it's probably harder to do if you're not mushroom enhanced.

You can also completely jump over it.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlmNdP-ApU[/ame]
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old school game... i always jumped to the top and some times over it.... i was a master at this game...

i also had a friend called derek holt... he was even better than me... this was all in junior school (primary)
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I used to speed run through ROMs of the SMB games in high school when we had time off. People become so amazed at the dumbest thing lol...
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When you get to the top of the blocks that are before the flag, hold down the run button, then jump at the last second before you fall. You'll reach the top of the flag. Oh, I guess I should mention that it's probably harder to do if you're not mushroom enhanced.

You can also completely jump over it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlmNdP-ApU

That's what I keep on doing but the jump just doesn't go far enough!

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I just figured it out: I had to press "B" whilst going forward to perform a run,
now I move super fast!
Edited by Heret|c - 4/15/11 at 10:12pm
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