A pixel-perfect implementation of Super Mario Bros.
is now available for the Commodore 64, a good three decades after that computer’s (and the Nintendo Entertainment System’s) heydey.
This is a Commodore 64 port of the 1985 game SUPER MARIO BROS. for the Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System. It contains the original version that was released in Japan and United States, as well as the European version. It also detects and supports a handful of turbo functionalities, and has 2 SID support.
Home computers of the era typically saw sub-par conversions of console hits, even when there was no real technical reason. Below, see Super Mario Bros. as originally released on 8-bit computer platforms; quite a disaster.
The Great Giana Sisters was a more accurate unofficial port that, for obvious reasons, displeased Nintendo and led to “pressure” that saw it withdrawn from sale (though it did not, per gamer legend, file a lawsuit). It ultimately became a franchise in its own right.
Lazer Walker compiled a list of about 100 iOS game recommendations. They seem to like a lot of the same kinds of games I like (rougelikes, tower defense, civilization sims). I just bought 868-Hack on their recommendation.
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Jason Scott has made the source available for every one of Infocom’s classic and genre-defining text adventure games (previously) for the Apple ][ and its successors, posting it to Github under the historicalsource account.
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