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JapanesePeso
10-23-2009, 06:54 AM
Anybody have this on X1 or PC-8801? Pretty interested on how it plays.

blue lander
10-23-2009, 09:09 AM
http://digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83082

I've got Punch Ball Mario, Mario Brothers Special, and Super Mario Brothers Special all for the X1. There's also FM-7 and PC-6601 version of Punch Ball and Mario Brothers Special I believe.

Baloo
10-23-2009, 09:17 AM
That's pretty cool, never heard of Punch-Ball Mario and Mario Bros. Special.

What's Super Mario Bros. Special Like?

blue lander
10-23-2009, 09:31 AM
http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/special.htm

That site has a pretty good description of it. The game's awful and impossibly difficult, but it's still interesting from a historical point of view.

JapanesePeso
10-23-2009, 09:43 AM
http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/special.htm

That site has a pretty good description of it. The game's awful and impossibly difficult, but it's still interesting from a historical point of view.

Yeah, that's Super Mario Brothers Special. I was talking about Mario Brothers Special but a pretty good article regardless. Some small corrections:

1.) It says it ran on the PC-8001, there was no such thing to my knowledge. It was for the PC-8801.
2.) It says the PC-8801 was obscure, it was actually a very popular computer system in Japan.

Regardless, decent artlicle. :)

I wanted to get some advice from people who have played Mario Brothers Special on it's native hardware (preferably X1 since I own one). blue lander, cool stuff. Really helpful. :)

blue lander
10-23-2009, 09:49 AM
There was a PC 8001, it came out right before the pc-8801. Sort of a more primitive version, looked alot like the pc-6001. I've got a couple PC-8001 games on tapes and they run fine on the PC-8801.

Jorpho
10-23-2009, 10:29 AM
As described in that other thread (http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83082), some folks were working on replicating the SMB Special experience in the NES SMB. Too bad duplicating some of the unique enemies proved to be too much of a challenge.

blue lander
10-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Of all the Hudson Mario games, Mario Bros Special is probably the best. If it controlled a little better, it'd be a good game.

Baloo
10-23-2009, 05:14 PM
I can't get the emulator to run the ROM for some reason.

Anyone have any directions on how to?

JapanesePeso
10-23-2009, 06:55 PM
There was a PC 8001, it came out right before the pc-8801.

Can't believe I missed that... My bad.