Super Mario Bros 3 Hacked To Feature Save Game Functionality

Super-Mario-Bros-3-Save-Game-HackSuper Mario Bros 3 is without a doubt one of the greatest games ever made - but can how can you improve a near flawless classic? One Nintendo NES fan decided to bring new functionality to the 1988 platformer, by introducing something retro gamers with busy lives will appreciate - built in save game functionality.

This simple yet effective ROM hack is the latest patch to hit the retro gaming scene, and one that will solve many classic gaming headaches. Given how expansive Super Mario Bros 3's many worlds are, the ability to power off the console and resume the action much later on is something we can all make use of.

Having said that, seasoned retro gamers will no doubt be questioning the point of using this ROM hack, especially when most Nintendo NES emulators out there support save states. The difference here is that owners of Nintendo NES flash cartridges (such as the Everdrive N8) wanting the more authentic experience can now make the most of this improved classic on the original hardware - saving their progress throughout the Mushroom World.

Super Mario Bros 3 Save Game Functionality (Gameplay)

As usual, to enjoy this ROM enhancement patch you will need to have an original Super Mario Bros 3 Nintendo NES ROM file to which you can apply this patch to. Full instructions on how to patch this ROM can be found within the download, or you can refer to this handy ROM patching guide on YouTube.

Link: Download Super Mario Bros 3 Save Game Patch

Last Updated ( 20 February 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) ruiner9 2014-02-21 11:09
Very cool! Just one correction, though... the Everdrive N8 now allows for savestates! With the latest software installed, just push down+select to save your state, and up+select to load it back up. This IS a pretty impressive rom hack, however... I can see this version being made on reproduction carts and offered as an "enhanced" version.
(Link to this comment) GuyFawkesRetro 2014-02-21 12:51
Great stuff, but i'll stick to the Super Famicom port, save feature lol
(Link to this comment) Aegelis 2014-02-21 16:24
C'mon Retron 5. Do you hear me Hyperkin?! RETRON 5 NOW! Okay, I feel better now.
(Link to this comment) ollie809 2014-02-21 17:27
seasoned retro gamers will no doubt be questioning the point of using this ROM hack, especially when most Nintendo NES emulators out there support save states

(Link to this comment) stellarx 2014-02-28 20:00
I do appreciate the effort, but I always pull out All Stars when i want a save-able version of SMB3. There is one game that I think desperately needs a save patch though, and that is Jurassic Park for SNES. It is a very large, RPGish game that is very hard to complete in a single sitting. It's honestly one of my favorite SNES games and the only reason I don't play it more often is because I can usually only get about 1/4 through it before I have to let it go.

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