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Unique Mario 64 glitch warrants a $1,000 bounty for a how-to

YouTube user Pannenkoek2012 is offering a $1000 bounty for a glitch to be replicated.

There are many gamers out there who enjoy playing a game the right way, and then there are some who want to find every glitch they can; and glitch hunter Pannenkoek2012 is one of them.

Glitch Hunters and the Bounty

User Pannenkoek2012 represents a section of the gaming community that loves finding glitches in games, especially since many glitches are very useful on the growing-in-popularity speedruns. Speedruns are actually becoming so acclaimed, the speedrun festival Summer Games Done Quick just raised $1.2 million for charity.

When Pannenkoek2012 viewed a Twitch feed from DOTA_TeaBag playing Mario 64 he saw a miraculous glitch during Mario's run of the "Tick Tock Clock" world, which has lead Pannenkoek2012 to offer a bounty of $1,000 to someone if they can replicate the glitch in a video and post it to him.

While there may be multiple entries to this bounty reward, only the first person to prove how the glitch works will receive the money.

This glitch, which might have been done by accident involves Mario going upward in a zone where he would have been unable to perform a large jump. Whether the glitch was on purpose or not, Pannenkoek2012 wants to know how it's done and how to do it themselves.

"The submission should be a .m64 and .st file, which when played perform the glitch. To submit, you can zip up these files, upload to TinyUpload.com, and then send me the link in a comment or private message. The bounty will hold until the first person successfully submits a recreation of the glitch, at which point I will add the word [CLAIMED] to the end of this video’s title, and then no one else will be eligible for the prize." - Pannenkoek2012, YouTube

If you think you know how the glitch works and can replicate it, feel free to comment on Pannenkoek2012's YouTube video or message them personally.

Published Aug. 5th 2015

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