Downgrading Super Mario All-Stars To Play On The Nintendo NES

Not too long ago Callan Brown released a comprehensive guide on building your own Nintendo NES cartridges from scratch. This month he returns with another detailed guide on how to combine the early Super Mario games onto one cartridge, Super Mario All-Stars for the NES.

While you could argue that the selection of Mario games are already available on other cartridges (and even the Super Nintendo version of Super Mario All-Stars), there is something magical about crafting your own games and creating a unique selection of never seen before cartridges.

Callan's homemade Super Mario All-Stars for the NES features most of the original offering, but with one slight change. As the original Super Mario Bros game requires a different chip to Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 2J (The Lost Levels) and Super Mario Bros 3, an all new ROM hack of Super Mario Bros 3 called Collision Control had been included instead.

If you attempted to create your own cartridge by using the previous guide Callan released, you'll be more than ready for this latest tutorial. Those yet to enter the world of reproduction cartridges can make a start by looking at his earlier guide, covering the steps to building a reproduction of Konami's Moai Kun for the Nintendo NES.

Super Mario All-Stars Reproduction for the Nintendo NES

Link: Make your own Super Mario All-Stars Reproduction Cartridge for the Nintendo NES

Last Updated ( 17 January 2013 )  


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