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SMB Special - 35th Anniversary Edition

Hack of Super Mario Bros.

Description:

Super Mario Bros. Special is a follow-up to Super Mario Bros, originally released in Japan in 1986 for the home computer market. The game features 32 all new levels, 5 new enemies and 5 new power-ups. Due to limitations of the PC hardware, the game engine was quite poor in comparison to the Famicom/NES original. Most notable was the lack of scrolling; the PC version would instead show each screen one at a time.

This port brings the levels, new enemies and power-ups back to the Famicom/NES engine. Also included are most of the unique background changes and other features not possible with the original SMB engine. The end result is a much more playable game that feels like a legitimate sequel.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Super Mario Bros. (World)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20210216-231042)
  • File SHA-1: EA343F4E445A9050D4B4FBAC2C77D0693B1D0922
  • File CRC32: 3337EC46
  • ROM SHA-1: FACEE9C577A5262DBE33AC4930BB0B58C8C037F7
  • ROM CRC32: D445F698

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
frantikHackingLead programmer
Levi “Karatorian” AhoHackingAdditional programming

User Review Information

This is the best SMB Special Hack yet

Reviewed By: zstandig on 22 Jul 2021

While other SMB Special attempts merely got the levels, this one even put in the exclusive enemies and power ups. The invincibility stars even have smiley faces on them. The enemies from Mario Bros and Donkey Kong are all there. It’s one thing to see screenshots, but playing and seeing how they behave is surreal.

The colors are different and interesting, they make the game feel fresh

Version 1.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A hack many of us had hoped for for a very long timehdofu31 Jul 20211.3Yes
Awesome port!iruden30 Jul 20211.3Yes
Official level of quality for the port of this amazing game!BlueYoshi30 Jul 20211.3Yes
It's like going back to the past. A good pastdiablo66629 Jul 20211.3Yes
Never would have played SMB Special without this port/hackSupergamerguy24 Jul 20211.2Yes
This is the best SMB Special Hack yetzstandig22 Jul 20211.2Yes
Miyamoto GoldPolargames21 Jul 20211.2Yes
I never imagined this oddity in an NES game.Vallenatero201520 Jul 20211.2Yes
A new SMB experiencepleasejust20 Jul 20211.2Yes
Definative version of SMB Special•.~°♪ BEEBO •.~°♪19 Jul 20211.1Yes
Incredible port of this obscure gem!ShadowOne33319 Jul 20211.1Yes