[nes] playing the real smb2

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Aug 4, 2006

[nes] playing the real smb2 by Jeda at 7:05 AM (1,454 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. Jeda
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    Well, as most will probably know: Super Mario Bros2 for nes is actually super doki doki panic (sp?) with mario sprites, and the real smb2 never left Japan.

    So I finally decided to give it a try. From the 6 roms mentioned in GoodNes only 2 can actually be started in the emulators, and only one is without sprite errors.

    So far so good, however in that sole working version, the game freezes after the 4th level [​IMG]

    Guess I could switch to Lost Levels on the SNES, but I've heard it is easier (you can load for example), so I wonder if anyone managed to play the true smb2 on a NES emu. If so what version of the rom did you use? What Emu?
     
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    I've never got it to work on an emulator, sucks since I would really like to play the original, old school style!
     
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    The original SMB2j was only released for the Famicom Disk System (AKA FDS), so it's not in GoodNES. All the ROMs in GoodNES are hacked pirate ROMs which aren't necessarily true to the original. You'll have to find an FDS Image of SMB2j together with the Famicom Disk System BIOS, then you can play it on the PC with NESTopia or on the GBA with HVCA.
     
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    First of all...

    If you need to emulate the actual Famicom version of SMB2, stop thinking in roms. Instead, get the disk image of the Famicom Disk System version of SMB2j which should be an fds file. Many of the better NES emulators can do FDS emulation and it seems to work better than the strange rom copies of SMB2j floating around.

    P.S.
    The Gameboy Color game Mario DX has SMB2j unlockable too.
     
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    Thanks @ all.
    It took a while, as the old http sources seem to have all died over the years, and those on irc who have it, were currently offline. Google was very helpfull... not. But i've finally found it [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Compared to the working hack I've seen some different sprites... Haven't made it to level 5 yet but I guess it will work as planned...

    Looks like I have a somewhat complete set (some 180 images). Any other Famicom only games worth playing?
     

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