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Guy Posts On Craigslist Asking For Help In Super Mario World

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Remember when you were a little kid and needed your friend or older sibling to beat a certain level for you in a video game? A guy in Los Angeles has been stuck for a while in Super Mario World and needs your help! In a post on Craigslist titled "Idiot Needed to beat Vanilla Dome in Super Mario World - SNES", the person is offering compensation to anyone that can help him advance past the third stage of the Super Nintendo game:
Help plz. I can't beat the Vanilla Dome in Super Mario World for SNES.

I've tried 476 times.

I officialy [sic] have "the fear."

Need a random idiot to come over and do it for me.

The wizards are driving me insane. I've almost lost it completely.

Will provide whiskey and donuts.

Plz help me.

OK you're stuck in the Vanilla Dome dude, who's the idiot here? How can anyone who can't even make it past Vanilla Dome think they'll even stand a chance against Bowser, the Forest of Illusion, or even Cheese Bridge—which is the next stage!

The person doesn't specify which level they are stuck on, although "the wizards are driving me insane" and one of the screenshots attached would suggest it's Lemmy's Castle, which can be pretty tricky with all the Magikoopas. There's also a screenshot of a map that shows the player only making it as far as Vanilla Dome 3, which is a suuuuuuuuper easy level. Tellingly, the third photo is of a busted SNES console.

But hey anyone wants to help this guy out, whiskey, donuts, and Super Mario World sure does sound like a good time at least!

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