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    Default Super Mario Bros. - Why No Time Bonus Award in the Castle Levels?

    There is a question I hope to get answered to regarding Super Mario Bros. for the NES? Why is there no time bonus for each last level of each world - you know, the castle levels (the x-4 worlds)?

    I'd like to be able to know what to do to change this so I do get a time remaining award to my score in these levels. Thank you! Which code in the game's ROM instructs to leave out the time remaining bonus in the x-4 levels?

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    Wouldn't the obvious answer be because Miyamoto didn't design it that way? You're not being rewarded for a waypoint at the end of a substage, you're clearing a castle and getting the old fake out up until world 8. The reward is to win the princess, or what should have been her at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanooki View Post
    Wouldn't the obvious answer be because Miyamoto didn't design it that way? You're not being rewarded for a waypoint at the end of a substage, you're clearing a castle and getting the old fake out up until world 8. The reward is to win the princess, or what should have been her at least.
    However, such a bonus is given to you in these levels in Super Mario Bros. 2 (Japan) as well as in Vs. Super Mario Bros. and All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. That is why I brought it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColecoFan1981 View Post
    I'd like to be able to know what to do to change this so I do get a time remaining award to my score in these levels. Thank you! Which code in the game's ROM instructs to leave out the time remaining bonus in the x-4 levels?
    Didn't we already cover the existence of third-party documented disassemblies of the SMB ROM in several other threads at this point?
    http://www.romhacking.net/documents/635/
    http://www.romhacking.net/documents/344/
    "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge." --Bertrand Russel (attributed)

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    And however to that, they also came out later. It's just how the game was done. It makes me wonder why some people just can't leave well enough alone.

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