pc_smb3 Super Mario Bros. 3 (PlayChoice-10)


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 Description 
Romset name: pc_smb3.zip
Production year: 1988
Manufacturer: Nintendo

Game genre: Platform
Category: Platform / Run Jump Scrolling

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • PlayChoice-10 BIOS (playch10.zip)

 Emulation 
This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .037b06

The MAME driver of this machine is: playch10.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    NameTypeClock
    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    N2A03 ("cart")cpu 1789772 Hz
    N2A03 APU ("cart:nesapu")audio 1789772 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses 2 screens:
    Screen 1:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 256 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz
    Screen 2:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 256 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

    Type:
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    NameValue
    Units of time (coin A/coin B)300/0
     300/100
     300/200
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     150/3000
     150/3200
     150/3400
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    Demo SoundsOff
     On
    Service ModeOff
     On
    Timer speed60 units per second
     30 units per second
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     15 units per second
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     6 units per second
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     4 units per second
     3 units per second
     2 units per second
     1 unit per second
     1 unit every 4 seconds
     Free Play
    Coin ModeMode 1
     Mode 2

  • BIOS Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    NameValue
    dual Dual Monitor Version
    single Single Monitor Version
    alt Alt Bios
    singleb Single Monitor Version (Newer?)

  • ROMs (5 of the machine set, 20 of the BIOS set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    pch1-c__8t_e-2.8t16384d52fa07a 55cabf52ae10c050c2229081a80b9fe5454ab8c5 good playch10
    pck1-c.8t16384503ee8b1 3bd20bc71cac742d1b8c1430a6426d0a19db7ad0 good playch10
    pch1-c_8te.8t16384123ffa37 3bef754a5a85a8498bb6222ddf5cb9021f264db5 good playch10
    pck1-c_fix.8t163840be8ceb4 45b127a537370226e6b30be2b5a92ad05673ca7f good playch10
    pch1-c__8p_e-1.8p819230c15e23 69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa good playch10
    pch1-c__8m_e-1.8m8192c1232eee beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f good playch10
    pch1-c__8k.8k81929acffb30 b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c good playch10
    pch1-c__8p_e-1.8p819230c15e23 69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa good playch10
    pch1-c__8m_e-1.8m8192c1232eee beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f good playch10
    pch1-c__8k.8k81929acffb30 b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c good playch10
    pch1-c_8p-8p819290e1b80c c4f4b135b2a11743518aaa0554c365b4a8cf299a good playch10
    pch1-c_8m.8m819283ebc7a3 a7c607138f4f9b96ab5d3a82c47895f77672e296 good playch10
    pch1-c__8k.8k81929acffb30 b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c good playch10
    pch1-c__8p_e-1.8p819230c15e23 69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa good playch10
    pch1-c__8m_e-1.8m8192c1232eee beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f good playch10
    pch1-c__8k.8k81929acffb30 b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c good playch10
    u3um819245e92f7f 9071d5f18639ac58d6d4d72674856f9ecab911f0 good pc_smb3
    pch1-c-6f.82s129an.6f256e5414ca3 d2878411cda84ffe0afb2e538a67457f51bebffb good playch10
    pch1-c-6e.82s129an.6e256a2625c6e a448b47c9289902e26a3d3c4c7d5a7968c385e81 good playch10
    pch1-c-6d.82s129an.6d2561213ebd4 0ad386fc3eab5e53c0288ad1de33639a9e461b7c good playch10
    rp2c0x.pal19248de65dc d10acafc8da9ff479c270ec01180cca61efe62f5 good playch10
    u4um131072590b4d7c ac45940b71215a3a48983e22e1c7e71a71642b91 good pc_smb3
    u5um131072bce25425 69468643a3a8b9220d675e2cdc4245ada81a492c good pc_smb3
    u1um131072c2928c49 2697d1f21b72a6d8e7d2a2d2c51c9c5550f68b56 good pc_smb3
    security.prm16e48f4945 66fe537cfe540317d6194847321ce4a9bdf0bba4 good pc_smb3


    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


 Information 
HISTORY

Super Mario Bros. 3 (c) 1988 Nintendo.


Just when it was safe to be at the Mushroom Kingdom, Bowser returns to bring mass chaos and panic. Adding to this is that he has brought along his koopalings to help him do his dirty work. now it's up to Mario and Luigi to stop them in their tracks once again, only their skills and with all new power-ups will the Mario Bros. face Bowser on their biggest adventure yet.


- TECHNICAL -


Nintendo PlayChoice-10 hardware

Game ID : UM


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 320


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Considered by many as the best in the series.


Super Mario Bros. 3 was previewed in the movie 'The Wizard', starring Fred Savage. And it was also previewed in the US market via the PlayChoice-10 machine BEFORE its Nintendo NES release.


During the game, Mario can find Warp flutes (see Tips and Tricks section for more information), which will take him to a new area of the game. When using the flutes, the tune played is the exact melody used from the flute in "The Legend of Zelda".


The names of the Koopalings were influenced by many pop culture icons as well as one historical icon :

* Ludwig Von Koopa is named after composer Ludwig Von Beethoven

* Lemmy Koopa is named after Lemmy Kilmeister (the lead singer of Motorhead)

* Morton Koopa is named after controversial talk show host Morton Downey Jr.

* Iggy Koopa is named after Iggy Pop

* Larry Koopa is named after talk show host Larry King

* Roy Koopa is named after singer Roy Orbison

* Wendy O. Koopa is named after shock rocker Wendy O. Williams


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Continue game play : Use two controllers and start the game in two player mode. After Mario loses all lives, the game can be continued as Luigi using the other controller.


* Getting the flutes : In World 1, Level 3, go to the white block toward the end. Jump in and hold Down until your character falls. Then, run to the end and you should end up behind the black wall object. Move back as far as you can and press Up. You will appear in a room with a chest like object in mushrooms. Open the chest and collect the flute.


Another flute can be found in the first semi-castle. Go to the location where you can go through the door to get to the room with the 'up-down' ceiling, but do not go through the door. Fly over where the screen ends. Then, keep running and press Up. Your character will end up in a room with a chest. Open the chest to get another flute.


Another flute can be found in World 2. Defeat one of the camels to get a hammer. Then, go to the top right of the world to find a rock. Break the rock to open a path. Go through the path and defeat the camel to get the third flute. There is also a frog suit in the mushroom room. You can use the flute to warp to farther worlds.


* 28 P-Wings : Complete the game, then press Start at the ending screen. The next game will begin with 28 P-Wings per brother.


- SERIES -


1. Mario Bros. (1983)

2. Super Mario Bros. (1985, Nintendo Famicom)

3. Super Mario Bros. 2 (1986, Nintendo Famicom)

4. Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, Nintendo NES) : remake of Yumekojo Doki Doki Panic (1987, Nintendo Famicom)

5. Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988, Nintendo Famicom)

6. Super Mario Land (1989, Nintendo Game Boy)

7. Super Mario World (1991, Nintendo Super Famicom)

8. Super Mario Land 2 - 6 Golden Coins (1992, Nintendo Game Boy)

9. Super Mario Land 3 - Wario Land (1993, Nintendo Game Boy)

10. Yoshi's Island - Super Mario World 2 (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)

11. Super Mario 64 (1997, Nintendo 64)

12. Super Mario Sunshine (2002, Nintendo Gamecube)

13. Yoshi's Island DS (2006, Nintendo DS)

14. New Super Mario Bros (2006, Nintendo DS)

15. Super Mario Galaxy (2007, Nintendo Wii)

16. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010, Nintendo Wii)

17. New Super Mario Bros 2 (2012, Nintendo DS)


- STAFF -


Designed by : Shigeru Miyamoto

Music by : Koji Kondo


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1990)

Nintendo Super Famicom (1993, Super Mario Collection)

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2003, "Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros 3")

Nintendo Wii (2007, "Virtual Console")


- SOURCES -


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Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

 MAMEINFO.DAT 
Information on pc_smb3

0.37b6 [Ernesto Corvi]


Bugs:

- Watching the attract of SMB3, I noticed the black and white checker pattern ground shakes up and down almost constantly...it shouldn't. Reznor007 (ID 00881)


WIP:

- 0.88u2: Changed description to 'Super Mario Bros. 3 (PlayChoice-10)'.

- 0.37b6: Ernesto Corvi added 'PlayChoice-10: Super Mario Bros. 3' (Nintendo 1988).

- 4th August 2000: Ernesto Corvi sent in a fully working Playchoice 10 driver with support for Excite Bike, Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, Pro Wrestling, Rush N' Attack, Contra, The Goonies, Ninja Gaiden and Super Mario Bros 3.


LEVELS: 8

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