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Super Mario Bros. Special for NES

Hack of Super Mario Bros.

Description:

==Removed at request of Author==

This started off as a palette restoration of Messatu’s X1 hack. It is a combination of Messatu’s enjoyable new minor features and lovely title screen, but with how Levi “Karatorian” Aho and frantik’s hack actually looked like a NES game. Once the palettes and flash effect cycles were restored to that of their version, sprites were then also restored and a few small tweaks made.

SMB Special should be… special. So, inspiration was taken from All Night Nippon SMB. That game had a mix of tiles from SMB and SMB2j. So, the same was applied here. There are some tiles here from SMB2j as a result, but not all of them are. The intention was to make SMB Special feel like an in-between-quel for SMB and SMB2j and this seemed like a solution.

The beta ground tile from SMB2j is used here for the same purpose as well.

The end-game text was also modified to remove the Hudson thanks Messatu added and changed it be more like a traditional Mario ending. Starman also smiles now like he does in the actual SMB Special game by Hudson.

This has been play-tested. Applies to a bare SMB rom.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Mario Bros. (World) (HVC-SM).nes
  • MD5: b6fa79abf0aa1bce8831c7c5ad8ab1f2

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Levi “Karatorian” AhoOriginal HackingOriginal Release: Engine Hacking, Tool Programming, Packaging
frantikOriginal HackingOriginal Release: Engine Hacking, Level Editing, Graphic Design
MessatuOriginal HackingX1 Release
TRIFORCE89HackingNES visual restoration and improvement

User Review Information

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Not sure about the SMB2j and other tile changesfrantik22 Mar 2021v03-04-202Yes
The Best Version of Super Mario Bros SpecialPowerPanda15 Oct 2020v03-04-202Yes
Great slight improvements... but not fullyEden.GT15 Jan 20172017114Yes