« on: April 30, 2015, 11:15:13 am »
[...] about this topic that I find highly fascinating.I agree, this is absolutely fascinating
I don't know how you can see if there is redundancy in updates, since you cannot see this in a name table viewer. However, I don't think it hurts to have redundant updates, as long as they are correct. Why add extra resources to add logic that skip the update if it was already done, when the result is the same?
Super Mario Bros. 3 [...] The game always uses vertical layout. Each level is always two screens tall.Just to point out, this is not true. There is a couple of cylindrical levels, that scrolls only vertically and where mario can warp from left to right or right to left on the screen. Those use horizontal layout (or vertical mirroring).