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I found the rom here. Don't know it is the same. It says hudsonsoft. So it was going to be a real game looks like.

 

http://www.zophar.ne...ecial--844.html

 

Download the zip. Click where it says patch file. It contains a .nes you can use on nestopia which works for both mac and pc.

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I believe this is a real game, kind of a limited release intended only for Japan. I'm thinking this is either a pirate or a repro, since it was never intended to be released on the US NES.

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Wow, I have two things to say after watching that: 1) That player SUCKS! 2) This port is VASTLY inferior to the NES version.

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The next thing the seller is trying to, er, sell is clearly a repro. Selling for the usual repro price too. I get the feeling he knew being unclear was going to fetch a sucker.

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I believe this is a real game, kind of a limited release intended only for Japan. I'm thinking this is either a pirate or a repro, since it was never intended to be released on the US NES.

 

No. As mentioned, it's an unofficial hack based on the official PC-88 and Sharp X1 game, Super Mario Bros. Special. The only official limited release of SMB in Japan for Famicom was

for Famicom Disk System. Edited by BrianC
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No. As mentioned, it's an unofficial hack based on the official PC-88 and Sharp X1 game, Super Mario Bros. Special. The only official limited release of SMB in Japan for Famicom was

for Famicom Disk System.

 

You're right. I got the two confused. Thanks.

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I am surprised that ebay allows auctions like this on their site. I remember the days when DMCA laws were rigidly enforced by the ebay police.

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The physics look awful.

 

It almost looks like PC-88 games were redefining text characters to look like sprites and graphics: just with more colors than the PC had. That would explain also why their games scrolled with so much choppy choppy.

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It almost looks like PC-88 games were redefining text characters to look like sprites and graphics: just with more colors than the PC had. That would explain also why their games scrolled with so much choppy choppy.

 

So what is PC-88? I don't really know anything about computers (in comparison to most around here), but I can conceptualize the text to sprite trick. Sounds as though it might have been a good way to get things done with a machine that was weak in the graphics department. So if that is the case then this game is kind of cool as a programmig excercise. That being said, I'll stick with my NES. :)

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NEC was more successful in Japan as a PC company. The PC-88 was a CP/M machine that had nice cozy relationships with other Japanese software companies including Nintendo, Square, Konami, etc.. In Japan, corporations were more like bros first and a competitors second (at least at that time).

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I almost bought a cart of that from someone here for dirt. its a repro/hack/pirate/whatever. decided against it because i dont need ANOTHER mario game in the collection.

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