How do you save in New Super Mario Brothers

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Apr 7, 2007
  1. blade85
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    After i beat world 1-1 and 1-2, i turn it off and then when i turn my ds back on, i have to start over again from 1-1

    When i go to the map screen and press start, i dont see a save option

    Do i have to beat it world by world in order to save? Or is it just a bad rom that i have?

    Help me please [​IMG]
     


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    You don't get to save anywhere you want until after you beat the game. Until then, you must beat a castle/fortress/tower/whatever they are, or pay 5 coins to open a path. When you do that it will ask if you want to save.
     
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    oh i see, thanks man
     
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    and that is, in my oppinion, bad game design....
    In some games, I think it's okay... (like an RPG, it is okay but annoying)
    in action games, I think it's good with a few check points during each level, so one can't save after each enemy... [​IMG]

    but like this... MUST complete a fortress (or unlock path)... that's just bad...
     
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    Yeah i know, its just really annoying, im probably not gonna play it anymore
     
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    you're not going to play it because of that?
     
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    I agree that it's annoying that you can't save at any time, but that hardly seems like a big enough reason to pass up one of the bast platformers on the system.

    Anyway, unless you really suck at the game, you should always have enough big coins to spend on a save.
     
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    I dont like being forced to play a certain amount so that i can save. Ill try it out again some other time maybe but for now, ill play some other game.
     
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    It's fucking annoying when you only have 5mins to play so you put it on quick, complete a level or two and get the big coins then are unable to save.

    One of the reasons I stopped playing it - I was considering just doing the minimum to complete it (warp from world 1 to world 5, from world 5 to world 8) just so I could save anywhere. But I figured: why bother, there are plenty of other games to play where I don't have to go through the shenanigans just to do something as simple as saving.
     
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    Hehe I'm with blade. I bought that game and pushed it probably 80% through or so, but I just stopped. I get time here n' there to play, but the motivation died over the saving routine alone. The game is amazing, but it sucks having to hit a point or get screwed and have to do it over again if it has to be shut off. VERY bad design for a portable game...fair game for a console though. Portables are about portability, quick play, ease of starting and stopping... the save it denies that.
     
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    U can save anywhere after u finish last boss=>Just run to him, kill him and only after that try to beat this game 100%
     
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    Yes that is a work around of sorts, but also unacceptable as you still need to do a speed run or whatever you want to call it through the boss. Someone doing the stages their first time through probably won't in most cases have that luck to finish it so fast.
     
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    U can finish game in few hours with help of big cannon teleport. But of course its hard to find them... I done so when my g6 crashed and i lost all my saves.
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    srr 4 my bad ENG. I realize how bad is it (=
     
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    yeh.. Im not a fan of nsmb, the only way I played it was with a 100% sav file, so I could save when I wanted

    what the hell were they thinking, I remember they actually had to put instructions on how to save in a nintendo power article, they knew they fucked up, someone better have got axed
     
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    ^^You got a valid point there that I forgot about. NP theoretically apologized for that stupidity by explaining how saves work and so on in their comments on how to deal with it.

    I honestly have to say I really do want to finish the game but I have zero motivation to do so thanks to the saving routine ALONE. Just like any Mario game that first time or two through the stages are moderate to hard and need work, and well...when you can't even off a game over freely continue, have an easy access warp zone (smb1->4 all had em), or some more considerate save ability it's just a hassle.
     
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    I find mario to be very slippery in this game i dont like it, reminds me of Mario 2
     
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    when i played the game i just put the DS lite in sleep mode and then returned when i wanted to finish where i started it off, thats the best way to do it imo.

    i've completed the game 100% ages ago now, great game.
     
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    so, conclusion of the above statements:
    This game sucks....
    I hate it so much, I'd rather have a buffalo..... no.. wait.. ah... screw that.

    Haha, no... Well the "no save for you mister" function sucks...
    but the rest is okay... though... i found it rather boring.

    This was boring, Yoshis island DS was too.... advanced.. (I can't stand it when you have to replay levels with different characters to get 100p... and too big levels and hidden stuff... normally i'd like it.. but not in this game)

    and mario vs. donkey kong.. do I need to say it? It's just not fun!

    let's face it... the games were better back in the day... plain and simple.... (Though, it didn't have save at all (the first ones))
     
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    nope, perfect controls, they were just fine, maybe you didn't know how to use them.
     
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    well, I actually said stuff like "Haha, no..." because I was joking.. [​IMG] (and trying to make a cheap poor copycat-thingy of angry video game (nintendo) nerd.. [​IMG])

    But sure, I do hate that you can't save.. especially now, it's the 21st century... or.. to be a tad more specific.. its 2007 (2006 when this came)...

    the old super mario's hadn't really gotten to the phenomena "Saving" yet...

    and my main complaint to this game was, as I stated above, that I found this boring, whilst i dont think the old ones are.. [​IMG]
     

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