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    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...
    
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    |       Super Mario Brothers Walkthrough For The NES        |
    |       Author: Jdude84                                     |
    |       E-mail Address: Jdude84@hotmail.com                 |
    |       Version: 1.00                                       |
    |       Date: 11/29/99                                      |
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    You probably think i've lost my mind -- writing a faq for one of the
    oldest games on the planet. But, i haven't. There is only one faq for
    this game at gamefaqs.com - so i decided to take a crack at writing a
    guide for the game that started it all. Even if you don't like mario, 
    you have to appreciate this game, and what it's done for people like 
    me that have no life except video games - and the internet. 
    
          T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S
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               I. Version History\Updates
              II. Contact Information
             III. Before You E-Mail...
              IV. Legal Info
               V. Worlds 1-1 to 8-4
              VI. Tips\Game Genie Codes    
             VII. Special Thanks
            VIII. Closing   
    
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    I. Version History\Updates
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    Version 1.00 - 11/29/99
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    Oh how i miss DK64, so i created this - out of boredom. Lucky you eh?
    First(and 99.9% possibility of the last) version. Contains a full 
    walkthrough, tips, and codes. What more do you need for an NES game?
    Uhhh...oh yeah - Nothing.
    
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    II. Contact Information
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    As always, the author of this faq can be found at jdude84@hotmail.com
    You can e-mail any questions, comments, or suggestions to me as well.
    You COULD also find me on ICQ, but i don't talk to every bum that ICQs
    me, oh well. Make sure you read below first, unless you don't want to get
    a reply. Or you could always ignore section 3 as many others do and be
    permanantly filtered!
    
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    III. Before You E-Mail
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    I've tried about 3 different ways to make this clear to people, and yet
    they still don't get it. So here, presenting a format even a first-grader
    would understand:
    
    DO NOT:
    
    _ E-Mail me junk, the defenition of junk would be Chain Letters, Unreadable Mumbo-Jumbo, 
    Incredibly stupid questions.
    _ E-Mail me asking\telling me to update my faq, i update my faqs A.S.A.P., not a second sooner!
    _ E-Mail me asking how to get to a certain level, as this info will be in the FAQ sooner or 
    later.
    _ E-Mail me asking if you can post this faq.
    _ E-Mail me asking if you can sell this FAQ.
    _ E-Mail me asking if i will work for your site\create your site\be affiliated for your 
    site\write FAQs for your site.
    
    DO:
    
    _ E-Mail me questions that haven't been answered in the F.A.Q., or any other reasonable 
    question.
    _ E-Mail me suggestions for the next update
    _ E-Mail me with submissions such as a code i'm missing if you'd like.
    _ E-Mail me with corrections, such as spelling errors, wrong information. When doing this please 
    include the section the error is in, making it easier to find the error.
    
    WEBMASTERS - DO NOT:
    
    _ Post this F.A.Q. on your site.
    _ ASK me if you can post this faq on your site.
    _ Link directly to this FAQ.
    
    WEBMASTERS - DO:
    
    _ Link INDIRECTLY to this FAQ.
    _ Leave me alone.
    
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    IV. Legal Info
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    This document is copyright 1999 Jdude84. All rights reserved.
    Reproduction of this document is prohibited without consent from the author.
    You may not use this faq for profit in any way, shape, or form, you may not
    steal from this faq, you may not link to this faq, and you may not wipe your
    feet on this faq. I am in no way affiliated with the makers of this game, it
    is copyright 1999 Rare\Nintendo.
    
    You May:
    1) Link INDIRECTLY to this FAQ.
    2) Read this FAQ.
    3) Print this FAQ
    4) Worship this FAQ.
    5) Worship Mario.
    6) Worship Jello.
    7) Worship Me.
    
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    V. Worlds 1-1 to 8-4
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    Let the 32 level adventure begin...
    
    - - - World 1-1 - - -
    
    Think of this level as a 'training course'. If you can't beat this easily,
    there is no hope for you. There is a mushroom and a few coins at the start,
    as well as a goomba. After the series of 4 pipes, jump around near the 'bush'
    in the background. You'll find an invisible block containing a 1-up! There is
    also a mushroom\fire flower after the large gap. Moving on throughout the short
    level, you'll find plenty more coins, and a super star! The second you get it, run
    AFAYK, and you'll make it to the exit before you even run out of power! Make sure
    to land at the top of the flagpole!
    
    - - - World 1-2 - - -
    
    Ahh, the underground, there's nothing else like it! Ok, maybe i over-did it a bit,
    but this level is still fun! There are coins and some goombas at the start, followed
    by coins, goombas, and turtles. At one point you can actually break bricks and get on
    the TOP pathway, bypassing the rest of the level! Make it to the end and you'll find the
    warp zone - where you can warp to level 2-1, 3-1, or 4-1! Or you could always take the
    normal exit and progress to level 1-3!
    
    - - - World 1-3 - - -
    
    This is really - boring. You jump from platform to platform, dodging turtles, goombas,
    and Hillary Clinton. Well ok, not the last one, but it would sure spice up the level a
    bit. Just collect the coins, power-ups, and points, and you'll be fine here.
    
    - - - World 1-4 - - -
    
    Welcome to the first of many castle stages! Here the main enemies are spinning fire
    lines, that can only be avoided. There are goombas, turtles, and of course - bowser!
    Jump over him to pass him, and resuce toad. Or, if you are Super Mario WITH Fireballs,
    you can destroy him with 4-5 hits! Onto the second world...
     
    - - - World 2-1 - - -
    
    No one is reading this so i can type anything i want! Mwahaha! Someone get me some pizza
    and a coke! Oh for those of you that DO care, there is a vine near mid-level here that 
    you can grab onto, leading to a special 'bonus area' with about 50 coins. It also serves
    as a shortcut to near the end of the stage! That's about it, the rest of the level is
    coin\item blocks out in the open. Enemies, Enemies, Platforms, and pipes.
    
    - - - World 2-2 - - -
    
    This level is easy -- if you have fireballs that is. You can only destroy your enemies
    with fire, as this is an underwater stage. No blocks here, only tons of coins, and the 
    occasional current that will try and take you under. Frustrate it's effort by swimming
    rapidly past the current.
    
    - - - World 2-3 - - -
    
    This level is one long stretch of bridge after bridge after - bridge. There are tons
    of those annoying little 'things' that jump up and down. I find the best way to pass
    them is to run AFAYK while jumping over any neccesary obstacles. Basically this is
    level 1-3 with 'things' added.
    
    - - - World 2-4 - - -
    
    The second castle level. Basically level 1-4, only a bit longer, with more enemies, and
    some strange fire creature that rises out of the lava. Again, 5 fireballs will kill Bowser,
    or you could jump past him. Onto the ever-exciting world 3!
    
    - - - World 3-1 - - -
    
    So much to do...First hop down pipe #2 for some coins and a powerup, then when your on
    the bridge with a few enemies hop up and down along the bridge, finding a 1-up near the
    mid-section. There is also a Superstar here, just after the mentioned bridge. Take out
    those baddies, and get major points! Here you'll also meet the nasty hammer brothers!
    Fireballs kill them, or you could run away. At the end of the level, you can execute a
    trick from Section VI. for major lives! Wasn't that fun? Onto a rather boring level we
    go...
    
    - - - World 3-2 - - -
    
    ZZZ...long strech of land, enemies, 1 superstar, coins, items, jumping, blocks, goal...ZZZ.
    Oh wait, i forgot to mention that you can also execute another trick for MAJOR points and
    a couple of lives. It's found in Section VI.
    
    - - - World 3-3 - - -
    
    This is basically the same format as World 1-3, with weight platforms. I need not explain
    them, as they are sad, very sad. Don't get too greedy and this level is easy!
    
    - - - World 3-4 - - -
    
    Take the previous two castles, add them together, multiply it by 7, divide it by the square
    root of 9, add in a few enemies, flames, and bowser, and you have World 3-4. As always, jump
    over the Koopa King, or fire 5 fireballs at him to dethrone him from all his glory. As always,
    toad will inform you the princess is not here - oooh...BIG suprise!
    
    - - - World 4-1 - - -
    
    My favorite level in the entire game. Here you'll meet up with Lakitu, the highly disturbed
    cloud fisherman who has a twisted liking for spiked creatures. He'll try and annoy you by
    droppping 10s of spikes throughout the level. Avoid the pihrana plants, and make a few nice
    jumps and you could come away unharmed, AND with some nice prizes.
    
    - - - World 4-2 - - -
    
    There's nothing much in this level. Only 'hidden' coins in the blocks, which are oh so easy to
    find. The only major thing is this world is the large pipe that you can stand on, break the
    above blocks, and warp to world 5-1. Nothing big - as it is 4-2 you are in...oh well.
    
    - - - World 4-3 - - -
    
    Here you can find more platforms, more bridges, and of course - more goombas. Just make sure
    you don't fall off on those nasty weight platforms and you'll be ok. Proceed to the 'trickiest'
    level in the game...
    
    - - - World 4-4 - - -
    
    Oh they are so smart, nintendo is! Fortunatly i'm here to uhh...'save the day'. Jump the first
    two lava pits, then hop up to the top area, crossing the single gaps by running. When you reach 
    an intersection, hop all the way down and move on. Soon you'll see fire, which can mean only one
    thing - bowser. If you have fireballs you know what to do. If you don't...you know what to do as
    well! This is particually tricky because of the fireball and fire rope! Now it's onto a happier
    place, where your dreams come true - world 5.
    
    - - - World 5-1 - - -
    
    The first row of blocks has a Superstar, which is useful. Here you will meet 'Bullet Bill' - who
    is not related to the Clintons in any way, despite popular rumors. Nothing 'hidden' in this 
    level,
    so it's pretty simple. Oh yah, stand next to the bullet bills and they won't fire - neat huh?
    
    - - - World 5-2 - - -
    
    There's yet another hammer bro here, which is almost impossible to pass without Super, or Fire
    Mario. There is also a pipe after him that leads to an underwater area with coins, for those
    that care. After you re-appear you can find a VERY useful superstar, so run AFAYK to gain lots
    of ground. Aside from coin\item blocks, that's about it in this world, fun eh?
    
    - - - World 5-3 - - -
    
    Take world 1-3, subtract hillary clinton, add 'Bullet Bills', make the platforms a bit smaller
    and faster, and you have World 5-3. I guess nintendo got lazy for world 5 and just decided to
    duplicated earlier levels...
    
    - - - World 5-4 - - -
    
    Take world 2-4, duplicate it, add in more fire chains, fireballs, firepits, and you have this
    level! Just like world 2-4, bowser is waiting for you here. Again, 5 fireballs, or jump, toad,
    princess not here, yada, yada. If only ALL the castles were as fun as 4-4.
    
    - - - World 6-1 - - -
    
    This is just like Level 4-1, and yes, Lakitu is back. Pretty easy, if you had an easy time with
    4-1. There aren't any secrets here, only coin blocks and the like. However, there is one thing 
    that can help alot in the level. You can kill lakitu! Simply jump on him from a high area and
    it's bye-bye Lakitu!
    
    - - - World 6-2 - - -
    
    Pipes, and stars, and secrets - oh my! The first pipe has a secret coin room, and there is a
    secret underwater room in a pipe a bit further as well. After that you can find a vine that
    leads upwards to familiar areas, and if that's not enough there is ANOTHER pipe near the end
    that has more coins. Besides that, there are the usual goombas, coins, powerups, star, and
    of course - tons of blocks. This is a great area to get lots and lots of points, not to 
    mention extra lives...
    
    - - - World 6-3 - - -
    
    This is another replica world - of which previoius level i don't know. The only difference
    being bullet bills start deploying around the midpoint of the level.
    
    - - - World 6-4 - - -
    
    Yet another replica world. This time, of 1-4. Of course there are more fire ropes and fire
    balls to dodge. Bowser throws hammers so you'll need to either gun him down or run under him
    to beat him.
    
    - - - World 7-1 - - -
    
    Pretty simple. Bullet bills fly everywhere in this level, but are easily avoided. Also, there 
    is a coin room in the 2nd pipe you come to. There's powerups in this level so you can get hit
    a few times, if you aren't that good. Keep collecting coins, as later levels will require the
    15-17 extra lives you should have!
    
    - - - World 7-2 - - -
    
    Take world 2-2, add more enemies, and you get world 7-2. Oh if only i had more to write
    about i'd do it. Well there's coins, blocks, and powerups, but, who cares?
    
    - - - World 7-3 - - -
    
    Take world 2-3, add more enemies, and you get world 7-3. Nintendo sure is creative...
    
    - - - World 7-4 - - -
    
    Here is another fun castle world! Unlike all those other boring levels, this one is much
    like 4-4 in that you have to 'find' the correct path. Although this one is much harder to
    figure out, at least it was for me. But you, you get to read my uhh...'expert' directions.
    Cross the first lava pit, and take the bottom route. When you come to a intersection, take
    the middle route. Then take the top route, avoid the fire rope and pit, take the high route
    again, and stroll along. At the end, hop down to the lower path, under the high and low 
    ledges. Jump up to the middle ledge, then up AGAIN to the high ledge, then jump on the skinny
    ledge you will see, and walk along it to find bowser. Are YOU as confused as i was? Good, now
    that the easy(yes, easy) part is over, it's time to face bowser and his hammers. If you have 
    fireballs, just blast him away, if not, this could be hard because of the hammers. But you know
    what to do. A couple of tries ought to be enough, and it's onto the final world in the game!
    (Side Note: Are you as suprised as i was to find out i actually wrote a few paragraphs for the
    level walkthrough? This IS the NES still, right?)
    
    - - - World 8-1 - - -
     
    I'm getting lazy, and the levels just keep getting easier. Therefore, you get a really short
    strategy. All you have to worry about is time and surviving this LONG level. If your fast, 
    then you only need to worry about the baddies, which are pretty easy. There is a superstar
    SOMEWHERE in the huge area, which means you can run, run, run. Other than that, nothing much
    here. Just don't die...
    
    - - - World 8-2 - - -
    
    I'm tired of playing this game just to write this up, and i'm coming down with a lazy spell,
    don't worry, the last level will have a great walkthrough. make sure to get rid of Lakitu
    at the start, this makes the level 99% easier. There's some bullet bills, 1-ups, and other
    blocks. There is a hard jump at the end, but not too hard, other than that, pretty simple.
     
    - - - World 8-3 - - -
    
    This level is either impossible, or extremly easy. Here the main enemy is Hammer Bros., and
    if you have fireballs, the little buggers are no problem. However, if you are super, or tiny
    mario, then you are in for a challenge. There isn't much i can offer, as it is all skill. Don't
    waste time getting coins and the like, concentrate on killing\avoiding the hammer brothers. If
    you get greedy here, you will most assuradly lose many many times. If this is simply too hard
    for you, there is always game genie - the oldest cheat device on earth.
    
    - - - World 8-4 - - -
    
    The final level is a gem. Here you must go through one final maze, this time using pipes. As
    always, i am here to provide assistance. You should see two pipes, pass them, pass the lava pit
    and you should see another pipe. Hop down it. Continue on until you come to a pipe in mid-air.
    There is a secret block you need to hit to the left of it to make a step-ladder up to the pipe,
    obvisouly you need to go down it. Progress through the level until you come upon a lava pit, 
    cross
    it and take the pipe after it. Here you will find a STRANGE sight - Fire Ropes underwater! Is it
    just me or is this a bit strange, even for a video game. Anyway, pass through that and your 
    almost
    there...just two final obstacles. You will not need to enter any more pipes, only get past a 
    HAMMER
    BROTHER. This is all skill, but is easy with fireballs. If you don't have them, do the best you 
    can
    or just hope your lucky. You will then face bowser, who is, well, easy to say the least. Kinda 
    sad,
    but it's only the NES remember. Destroy him one final time and you've saved Princess Toadstool!
    
    - - - I Don't Think So... - - -
    
    Yes, there is a second quest, which is the same, with harder, better enemies. Will i write up
    any sort of guide for that? No. Why? For one thing i'm too lazy, and for another it's just as
    easy as the first quest in my humble opinion. There is also a level select that you can access
    from the main screen, which is really cool, as you can play your favorite levels over and over
    again! This is more fun than the second quest if you ask me...
    
    Congratulations! You've won! Now try your skill at Super Mario Brothers 2 and 3...Or you could 
    go for a new high score. My personal best is around 1,000,000. Not too good eh?
    
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    VI. Tips\Game Genie Codes
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    Here's some neat tricks, hints, glitches, and just plain pointless, fun
    stuff.
    
    - - - Tips Tricks And Other Junk - - -
    
    Continue
    At the "Game Over" screen, hold A. When the "1 Player\2 Player" screen appears, press start.
    
    Extra Lives
    When you stomp on a turtle, kick it to the right and follow it. If it hits eight other turtles 
    then you'll win an extra life. 
    
    Extra Lives On World 3
    At the end of the third world you will see two turtles coming down. Let the first turtle go then 
    jump lightly on the second turtle so that it is standing still on the steps (this will take 
    practice.) 
    Jump on the turtle again, if you do this right it will keep bouncing into the other turtle and 
    give you points. After a while it will give you free men. Get as many as you wish, but be 
    careful not to get more than 100 men because if you do when you die the game is over. 
    
    Extra Points
    When you touch the flag pole, take note of what the time left is. If you touch the flag pole 
    when the time left has the last digit 1,3,6, then you will get 1, 3 or 6 fireworks. every 
    firework will give you more points 
    
    Fire Power When Small
    To do this you need to be big or have fire power. First you must be in the last level of any 
    world except for 8. Then you must jump on the little koopa and the hammer that retracts the 
    bridge. You have to touch the hammer and koopa at the same time for it to work. You will start 
    flashing like you have been hit but you will stay big. When you get a mushroom in the next world 
    it wil make you small now go find a flower and you'll have Small Fire Power untill you die
    
    Game Genie Codes
    YYTOZA     Start with over 155 lives
    AAZUAG     Jump as high as you want by holding down the A button.
               When you want to come back down, let go of the A button.
               This only works on turbo running.
    AAOPAK     No back ground
    YYOPAK     Only clouds in back ground
    GGOPAK     Back Ground all mixed up
    EAKKPO     No enemies (weird)
    KIIOZV     Distortion of level one
    aatoza     1&2 players have 1 life
    iatoza     1&2 players have 6 lives
    aatoze     1&2 players have 9 lives
    vatole     1 has 8 lives 2has 3 lives
    sxiopo     infinite lives for 1&2
    apzlgk     super jump from standing
    tpzltg     super jump from run start
    gpzuag     super jump from turbo run
    apzlgg     mega jump from standing
    apzltg     mega jump from running
    gazuag     mega jump from turbo running
    
    Minus World
    To get to the never ending water level go to world 1-2. At the part at the end where there's a 
    pipe going to the next level. Break two blocks so there's one at the end touching the pipe. Now 
    duck and jump backward toward the brick (don't break it!) If you did this right you should go 
    through the wall and pipe into a warp zone. Jump down the 1st pipe you see and you will be in 
    the Negative World (-1) 
    
    Moon Walk
    On level 4-2 at he begining you have to jump two things. One is big, the other is narrow. On the 
    narrow one jump and hold down. (If you did this right you should be under some bricks.) Let go 
    of down and keep holding left. Mario then will moon walk. 
    
    Save Your Place
    Try holding start when you die, just after it's too late to pause. You should begin the level 
    where you died. 
    
    Warp To World 5
    Make your way to the end of World 1-2 at the place where there's a pipe going to the next level. 
    Break two blocks so there's one at the end touching the pipe. Now duck and jump backward toward 
    the brick (don't break it!) If you did this right you should go through the wall and pipe into a 
    warp zone. Ignore the first pipe, then jump down the second pipe and you warp to World 5-1. 
    
    Warp To World 6,7, or 8
    When you get to world 4-2, go past the first set of ? blocks and the elevator. Jump the hole and 
    you will see a small staircase made of bricks. Break the brick underneath the top-left brick, 
    then hit the top-left brick and a beanstalk will appear. Climb it to reach a special area where 
    you can warp to worlds 6, 7 or 8. 
    
    - - - Game Genie Codes - - -
    
    AATOZA Start players 1 & 2 with 1 life
    IATOZA Start players 1 & 2 with 6 lives
    AATOZE Start players 1 & 2 with 9 lives 
    VATOLE Start player 1 with 8 lives and player 2 with 3 lives 
    SXIOPO Infinite lives for both players 
    APZLGK Super jump from a standing start only 
    TPZLTG Super jump from running only 
    GPZUAG Super jump from turbo running only 
    APZLGG Mega-jump from a standing start only 
    APZLTG Mega-jump from running only 
    GAZUAG Mega-jump from turbo running only 
    YAZULG Moon Gravity from a standing start 
    YAZUIG Moon Gravity from a running start 
    YAZUYG Moon Gravity from turbo running only 
    OZTLLX + AATLGZ + SZLIVO Always stay big 
    YSAOPE + YEAOZA + PEAPYA Start on World 2 
    YSAOPE + YEAOZA + ZEAPYA Start on World 3 
    YSAOPE + YEAOZA + LEAPYA Start on World 4 
    YSAOPE + YEAOZA + GEAPYA Start on World 5 
    YSAOPE + YEAOZA + IEAPYA  Start on World 6 
    YSAOPE + YEAOZA + TEAPYA Start on World 7 
    YSAOPE + YEAOZA + YEAPYA Start on World 8 
    
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    VII. Special Thanks
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    I'd like to thank all the websites, companies, people, and things that made
    this FAQ possible and\or contributed to this FAQ.
    
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    Companies\Websites
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    Nintendo - For making the first game of a AAA series.
    
    Nintendo.com - Who knows what they did to help, i just feel generous today :)
    
    World-Of-Nintendo.com - Found Game Genie Codes There.
    
    Gamesages.com - Found tips there - duh.
    
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    People\Italian Plumbers
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    Jdude84 - What did i do again? Where am i? WHO am i?
    
    Jeff "CJayC" Veasy - Not only for posting all of my faqs, but for running,
    operating, and updating the best video game site around!
    
    You - For taking the time to read a new faq for an OLD game. Reading the 
    credits is amazing, however.
    
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    VIII. Closing
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    I hope you've enjoyed this FAQ as i start to wind down from this high on
    old games. At this rate, i'm bound to do an atari FAQ soon...
    
    "Things you didn't know about Pokémon #6 - In every pack of cards there is a fake ID."
    - The Late Show With David Letterman
    
    *J*d*u*d*e*8*4*
    
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