I think it took me a few months to beat Super Mario Brothers 3 on Nintendo. Follow the directions in this graphic, and you should be able to beat it in 11 minutes. It’d probably still take me a few months. My video game talents tapped out at Kaboom on Atari. [via]
How to beat Mario Brothers 3 in 11 minutes
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