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Super Mario Bros. 2 - Disable Bomb Flashing

Hack of Super Mario Bros. 2


This is a simple patch for Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) that disables the flashing effect when a bomb explodes, making the sky turn a static orange during the explosion instead. Intended for players with photosensitive epilepsy or those sensitive to flashing effects.

Compatible with all versions of SMB2U and all standard SMB2U hacks.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20210216-231042)
  • File SHA-1: 26639636EF7B2E339B745959ECFD679AA7C640DE
  • File CRC32: 8AA4ACE0
  • ROM SHA-1: 43AC7C7AAF1846EAD7B544302BB9131E4964FD32
  • ROM CRC32: 57AC67AF



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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Macobra52Original Hacking

User Review Information

We need more hacks like this!

Reviewed By: FrigginNeato on 10 Jun 2023

As someone who is photosensitive, I’m always appreciative when anyone takes the time to change or remove flashing effects from games. This was one of my favorite games as a kid, but my parents would rarely let me play it because of some of the different effects in the game which could have an affect on me due to my condition. I largely spent time watching my brother play it while I was far away in the doorway to the room.

As an adult, I’ve risked it of my own volition a few times because I knew what to expect, and it sounds insane, but I’ve had to shut my eyes tight and look away from the screen in a well-lit room just to play it so that the extreme light/dark contrast from bombs wouldn’t trigger an episode.

Be able to play this without the anxiety of squinting and shying away from the bomb effect is a blessing. Full marks all around to the hack developer.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
We need more hacks like this!FrigginNeato10 Jun 20231.0Yes