Help identifying an odd SMB3 rom

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  1. Covarr
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    Okay, my Super Mario Bros 3 rom on NES seems to be an odd one, and I was wondering if anybody knows what version of SMB3 it is, if it's a hack or a beta or just corrupted. If anybody recognizes these "symptoms", I'd be quite interested in knowing what's going on.

    My rom seemed just fine at first, playing through stage 1-1 as normal.

    About 1/3 of the way through 1-2, however, and I noticed that things were drastically different from how I remembered the game (flying buzzy beetles, no p-switch underneath a pipe with a pirhana plant, etc), but it seemed recognizable again at the end of the level.

    I noticed some inconsistancies on the world 1 map when I checked, after having seen 1-2.

    1-3 through 1-fortress were just as I recalled.

    1-5 was pretty much the same but with a small chunk of the level missing and a few extra pipes at the end.

    1-6 was nothing at all like I remembered, with a horrendously screwy layout and some stupid hard jumps.

    I seem to recall the airship being as it should be, but I was so disoriented after 1-6 that I wouldn't have noticed any oddities.

    I quit before starting world 2, because I got bored.
     
  2. The Teej

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    What's the goodname/filename of the ROM?
     
  3. Covarr
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    I seem to have renamed it, so it's filename is currently "SMB3.nes", and I can't seem to get goodnes to recognize it.
     
  4. Dirtie

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    Might be some sort of user-made hack.
     
  5. Covarr
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    I am with dirtie on this one: SMB and zelda titles are usually the first titles anyone hacks and there countless hacks ranging from simple sprite/text hacks to full blown remakes.
    I do not suppose you could provide a CRC32 value for it please?
     
  7. Covarr
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    I don't know how to check the CRC32. I'm pretty sure though, that the purpose behind this hack was to make it more like a prototype by replacing levels with unused ones that have been found in the game.
     
  8. thegame07

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    its a hack for sure
     
  9. ajjav924

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    I don't really like playing all the way through on the hacks.