Super Mario Brothers 1985

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  1. KrangPrime

    KrangPrime Master Member

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    Just as a side note, how many fellow geeks still have not beaten this game? Zelda I can understand, but I'm amazed at how many still have not beaten the original SMB!
     
  2. GotWookiee

    GotWookiee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I haven't.

    Beat World Class Track Meet, though.
     
  3. hansicle

    hansicle Sr Member

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    Even though I had a NES, never played Super Mario Brothers all the way through.
     
  4. Master Dahark

    Master Dahark Well-Known Member

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    I too have not beaten that * game. I CANNOT get past 8-2
     
  5. Paul Andrew

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    Seriously? Out of curiousity, do you guys play current games at all? SMB is pretty rudimentary, especially if you can hack newer 3D platformers.
     
  6. BlobVanDam

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    I've finished the game, but only once, I believe. I've certainly played the game enough times over the years!

    The real challenge is beating SMB2, and I mean the real SMB2, not the watered down US version. :p
     
  7. Wes R

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    I never knew what difficult was until I played that as part of the Super Mario All Stars cartridge.
     
  8. KrangPrime

    KrangPrime Master Member

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    The second game everyone has a right to not finish. It's no wonder they decided to replace it with something a little easier, but * if it wasn't a fun thing to try and conquer! I believe I've only gotten all through it once!

    But the first one is almost like video game training wheels designed to hone your reflexes :). I'm also curious if those who haven't beaten it arn't casual gamers of today...or just never really gotten into games..
     
  9. aeonpulse

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    I beat SMB a few times when I was seven. Granted, that was the year I got my NES (my first video game console ever), so I was pretty entranced by it all and didn't do much else that summer. I haven't beaten it since.

    But I HAVE managed to beat A Boy And His Blob, Ninja Gaiden, and Star Tropics. I'm pretty proud of that. Those games tortured me as a child.

    And yes, I am still an avid gamer, I keep up to date with the current gen releases, and I still play the older games. In fact I just replayed through Super Mario RPG, and I finished A Link to the Past for the millionth time.
     
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  10. Monster Dave

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    I've gotten to the point where I can beat it with 1 life. And pickup infinite lives on the way the the end!! I love the original Mario!!
     
  11. EyeofSauron

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  12. Contec

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    How many have beaten Ghost and Goblins?....i hate that game.
     
  13. Monster Dave

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    Know which one took me FOREVER to beat? Ninja Gaiden.

    That game was impossible.
     
  14. AdamNightmare

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    I still find it difficult to believe ANYONE beat Master Blaster before ROMs were invented. Having to beat that whole game without being able to save was torture.
     
  15. micdavis

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    When SMB3 came out, I played the game from start to finish in ONE sitting.

    My wife thought I had lost my mind.

    It took me about 36 hours straight to do it.
     
  16. Contec

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    todays kids are p####'s with all their quick saves...:darnkids
     
  17. kxazbug

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    i used to be able to beat the console version of SMB in no time flat, now i have a real fullsize arcade version of it and its waaaay harder, designed to gobble up quarters..even though i can always hit the quarter button its so much harder standing in front and using the buttons and joystick..im used to the NES controller and my thumbs..making the controller jump when Mario did..ive even told my son and friends you show me you beating this arcade game and ill give you 20 dollars...
     
  18. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Used to be able to beat the original in under 10 mins (using warps). I must admit my favourite "new" console game is New Super Mario Brothers Wii. LOVE that old school gaming experience. :D
     
  19. Master Boda

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    I did once out of 100 tries that game was a hard mother ...I have beat all 3 Mario's for the NES,back in the old days when we had winter for 6 months out of the year it was easy to stay inside and game all day.
     
  20. epilepticsquirl

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    Oddly enough, I've beaten #2 and #3 but never the original. I never liked the game play of the 1st one so I could never go very far without getting annoyed. I love playing #3 though, can't tell you how many times I've played through it; with and without all the whistles. Same goes for Legend of Zelda; I'll get the hankering to play and next thing you know I'll be on an all night bender to finish the * thing.

    If I ever wanted to beat Mario Bro's, I'll just program a robot to do it for me. Like this one:

    NESBot - NES playing robot beating Super Mario Bros. - YouTube

    :lol
     
  21. JoMamma_Smurf

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    I can beat SMB and Contra with 1 life... Even now.
     
  22. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Used to be able to do Contra with one life, my recent best is three though. ;)
     
  23. KrangPrime

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    as a side note for tough games... I can make it through the original NES Turtles game with no deaths, and no saves, and i've got the video to prove it ;o)...
     
  24. JoMamma_Smurf

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    Oh *... I cant even do that... I wanna see the vid!!!
     
  25. Darth Detori

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    First game I ever beat
     
  26. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It took me YEARS to finally beat that game! I too wish to see this video...
     
  27. BlobVanDam

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    I'm not convinced that anyone ever beat the first level of Bart vs The Space Mutants either. Everyone seemed to have that game, and played it a fair bit, but I've never known anyone who got past the first level.
    Even with ROMs and a walkthrough, I wasn't able to beat the first level.
     
  28. KrangPrime

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    <youtube>4UO4HQwA1VA</youtube>

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UO4HQwA1VA

    here ya go :).... It took me a few run through before this video to get something good going :)
     
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  29. Michael Bergeron

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    WOW...

    After years of trying I beat it by the skin of my teeth (one turtle left, Leonardo IIRC). I remember being * off that Splinter became human.
     
  30. KrangPrime

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    is that the one with the skateboarding and spraypaint? ugh!
     
  31. KrangPrime

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    yep, that's the one.. I remember getting up to the museum stage... but not past it.. will have to check the rest of the videos to jog memory :)
     
  32. aeonpulse

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    Jeez, I didn't even think that was possible. Once you get to the Tecnodrome there's so much crap on the screen, the flickering gets so bad the game is practically unplayable.

    When I was a kid I made it to the Technodrome a handful of times, and as far as I was concerned, that equaled beating the game. I'd tell my friends, "Hey, I made it to the Technodrome, ok? I beat the game." Now it looks like I'll have to pull it back out and ACTUALLY beat it. Getting started shouldn't be hard since I recently dug up my NES and hooked it up in my living room! :)
     
  33. OldKen

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    Lmk when you guys beat blaster master or ninja gaiden...

    Smb1? Child's play.
     
  34. aeonpulse

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    As I mentioned above, I've beaten Ninja Gaiden. It took years. Blaster Master though? Pssshhh, not a chance!
     
  35. KrangPrime

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    speaking of games, has anyone been vehemently against playing a game, wound up getting it anyway, and it turns out it's one of your favorites?

    I think it was my mother who got me legend of Zelda NES on a whim. I didn't care for it, but once I understood where to go, it turned into my favorite series.

    years later, a game store guy talked her into pre-registering final fantasy, but I talked her out of that one. from what I understand, you don't really control characters, it's set up more like Mario and Luigi Superstar..plus it's long as hell :)
     

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