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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
« on: February 22, 2013, 01:29:16 AM »
Alright, so this is actually a Game Boy Color game, but being as there's no Game Boy Color board (and I don't necessarily see a reason to create one), I'll post this here.

So I recently bought a couple used Game Boy games, which has caused me to break out my old Gameboy to play them.  After playing them a bit, I decided to pop in an old game of mine: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe.  Now, at first site, many might just pass this off as just another port of the classic NES game, but they'd be wrong.  Not only does it contain the original SMB, it also contains the the entirety of the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 (more commonly known as "The Lost Levels" in the US, this is NOT the same version as the SMB2 we got, which was a re-skinned Doki Doki Panic).  But that's not all.  It also added a "Challenge Mode", which is what I've really been getting into.  This mode allows you to play individual levels with the goals of finding 5 red coins (which have been added in hard to see/get to spots), finding Yoshi's Egg (these are hidden VERY well... they're always in hidden blocks), and probably the thing that's most piqued my interest: a high score mode.  Now, I'd kind of forgotten about this mode, but previously (when I first got this, whenever that was) I'd gotten all the red stars and beaten the goal high scores they have set.  However, I'd missed most of the Yoshi's, so I first went back and found all of those, thus completing the mode... or so I thought.  Despite having all the high score medals, there is a "total high score" meter at the bottom that's only about 9/10s full.  I HAD to fill that bad boy up.  Of course, there's also the challenge of setting THE HIGHEST SCORE EVAR on each course.

Now, after looking around on the internet, I couldn't really find much for other high scores.  Really, the only high scores I could find were in a FAQ over at gameFAQs where the author listed his personal bests, along with the best scores he'd recieved from readers, in with his strategies.  As such, I've began to work on beating these records.  I've succeed in some cases but there's still plenty to go.  However, this has really been scratching an itch I didn't even know I had.  Because to get these high scores, you have to book it through level like nobody's business, quickly racking up as many points as possible, although leaving behind some of the slower to get stuff, because every tick left on the clock when you finish is more points to your high score.  The level of precision needed is easily on the order of what we do in Excitebots, but it's different in that, well, it's a 2D Mario game (the original one at that).  Now, that game has always been near and dear to my heart as really the first game I ever really played seriously.  I basically knew every secret there is in it (without ever looking at a FAQ... I was mastering this game back before the internet was even something to get excited about).  Still, this mode is challenging me to do things I've never done before or find new ways to do thing more efficiently.

The only issue I have is that, well, it's on the Game Boy Color which has a tiny, not-back-lit screen which kinda sucks.  It's really making me want to track down a SNES and a Super Game Boy, which would allow me to play Game Boy games on the TV.

Anybody else here ever play their old Gameboy, or is it 3DSs and Vitas these days?
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Re: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 01:47:20 AM »
I've been playing my Gameboy Advance lately, playing the 3rd generation Pokemon games in prep for the release of the 6th generation later in the year. I don't have a 3DS now but will before the year is finished. :P

Never had a Gameboy color myself. Didn't start playing handheld until 2005 and I can still remember playing FireRed for hours that first day. :D