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Recent Updates

  • Translations
    V1.2: Fixed level selection.
  • Translations
    Updated readme (removed mention of real hardware compatibility as the original patch already was compatible)
  • Hacks
    -Reverted the starting continues from 4 back to 3. -Goomba and Koopa heads are now pasted over Galsia and Donovan. -Inserted A.J. Nitro, Ridge Troopa and Yawackhary's names in the ending credits. -Inserted Dcat and Monfriez's names in the ending credits. -Lengthened Peach's Defense Special Animation by 8 frames. -Updated a few enemy palettes. -Edited which enemies appear in Survival Mode. -Peach's Pipe/Sword attack can now hit from behind. -Made modifications to enemy groups. -Changed Hakuyo to Garnet (as in Streets of Rage 2: Girls' Paradise). -Changed Electra's Jump Kick voice clip. -Changed Shiva to Karai from TMNT: Tournament Fighters (Genesis). -Edited the intro text. -The apple is now a pizza. -Changed Fog (Biker) to a Foot Soldier. -Can break out of back grabs at the press of attack. -Bowser now does an uppercut during his melee attack to make it work better as an anti-air. -Inserted block voice clip.
  • Games
    Replacing washed-out title screen image with higher quality screen capture

Super Mario Bros. Special for NES

Hack of Super Mario Bros.

Description:

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.

The archive contains two versions of the patch:

- v2017114, is the original release

- v2017325, is the latest revision containing a few minor additional tiles from “All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros.” and “Super Mario Maker”

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Mario Bros. (Japan, USA).nes
  • MD5: 811b027eaf99c2def7b933c5208636de

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
Great slight improvements... but not fullyEden.GT15 Jan 20172017114Yes