Super Mario Bros. [1 Life] (NES/Famicom Emulated)

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Super Mario Bros. [1 Life] 594,250 points
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Is this emulation or hardware?

-- Posted by JES on 2018-05-17 18:35:02   Reply
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@JES:

I've played on the Pegasus famiclone seen on the photo. That's not original hardware, so it should be considered emulation. This is PAL version of SMB.

-- Posted by Gustlik on 2018-05-17 18:57:40   Reply
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@Gustlik:

The cartridge is original PAL hardware. I would think this should be submitted under the hardware category due to the fact that you are not using an emulator to run the game.

-- Posted by JES on 2018-05-17 19:07:47   Reply
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@JES:

Would you consider cartridges for the Dendy (hardware) Famiclone emulation if played on an actual Famicom? I have purchased some recentlly, as 6 or 7 dollars for a Snow Bros. Dendy cartridge seemed reasonable to me, whereas $600 for a Famicom cartridge does not.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-05-17 23:45:06   Reply
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If this was played with an actual cartridge, which doesn't seem to be in the photo, I'd vote for it as being played on actual hardware.  The Dendy used hardware to clone the Famicom, and used actual Famicom cartridges. Is that the case for the Pegasus?

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-05-17 23:50:01   Reply
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@Mark:

Pegasus has the same hardware as Dendy Junior - they were manufactured by the same company (Micro Genius), imported under different names by different companies. And Pegasus uses Famicom cartridges as well. For this run, the game was played on a flash cartridge with original ROM used. 

There were already a few topics regarding various Famiclones on the discussion board, here's one of them: http://highscore.com/discussions/topic/famiclones/1006

Many people consider Famiclones "hardware emulation", since they're third party hardware designed to emulate original consoles, that's why I submit my Famiclone scores under "emulation" category. There were also suggestions for making a separate category for clone hardware.

-- Posted by Gustlik on 2018-05-18 20:53:01   Reply
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@Gustlik:

Thanks for the info. When my Dendy cartridges arrive I'll submit the scores under emulation, eventhough I'll be playing them on an actual Famicom.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-05-19 01:24:18   Reply
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@Mark:

As for cartridges, I think that the right category would be "Hardware", since you are playing on the original Famicom - Dendy cartridges work just like original FC cartridges, as long as the ROM is not hacked in any way that affects gameplay. The same thing can be applied to flash carts. You can emulate the hardware, but ROMs remain the same. I've seen people using "150 in 1" cartridges and Dendy cartridges under "Hardware", and I think it's OK as long as you're using a legit Nintendo Famicom smiley

-- Posted by Gustlik on 2018-05-19 06:38:25   Reply
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@Gustlik:

I totally agree, for Dendy cartridges with real hardware! But I think we should add the "Famiclone" category, because the equipment works in the same way as the original hardware.

-- Posted by Larquey on 2018-05-20 08:51:17   Reply
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@Larquey:

I think that's a good idea to make such category, it would make Famiclone scores much less controversial and easier to verify.

-- Posted by Gustlik on 2018-05-21 21:18:48   Reply
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@Gustlik:

I agree, original rom but not original hardware, so it goes under "Emulated."

Man, that PAL Super Mario is sure faster!

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-05-24 03:39:12   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Yep, it makes the game tougher than NTSC version, that's why I love playing this one!

-- Posted by Gustlik on 2018-05-27 16:49:33   Reply