1UP Nintendo Mario Bros?

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  1. spadesss

    spadesss Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    In the classic Nintendo Mario Bros game, there is the 1up mushrrom. This meant you got an extra life.
    Does anyone know where the term came from or any real meaning behind it?
    Or just something the creators created out of thin air?
     
  2. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    because you're 1 life up from what you were before? i know 1up and 2up used to be short for 1st and 2nd player on older games. wikipedia has a nice little article about it. i dunno, i never really questioned it, it always made sense to me.
     
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    1up is just the shortest phrase they could have in order to convey that you gained a life, remember in the old days of the NES graphics space was extremely tight. Always seemed to me like they just thought up the shortest and easiest to understand phrase for that reason, if it was +1 or 1 and an up arrow you might not even know what it was talking about.
     
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    spadesss Well-Known Member

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    the wife and i just happened to be talking about getting some"mushroom" theme cloths for the baby. I mentioned the 1UP from Nintendo and they we both questioned why its called "1up".
    thanks for the explanation guys.
     
  5. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    MUSHROOM BABY
     
  6. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax Rooks Gang Leader

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    I've always detested the word "Free Man" or "Extra Man" and "Paddle(s)."

    Gross.
     
  7. spadesss

    spadesss Well-Known Member

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    besides mushoom baby...he is also muffin man jr.
    i love blueberry muffins!
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i always wondered what the mario guys were on. in 'new super mario bros' you eat a 'magic' mushroom that makes you grow about 50 feet. indeeed.
     
  9. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    they were probably reading alice in wonderland at the time.
     
  10. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    The super mushroom represents the red blood of patriots who died for the motherland. The green mushroom of 1up represents cash confiscated from the bourgeoisie for the good of the state.
     
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    You eat a mushroom and feel larger than life. You eat a flower and shoot fire. You eat a star and feel invincible.

    The whole Mario series is based around an Italian stoner, IMO.
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    They stole it from 7up, and put it with their Sprites.

    sry
     
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    I bet Mario thought it was snowing in Amsterdam too.
     

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