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Super Mario Bros. 3 simultaneous multiplayer

Super Mario Bros. 3 simultaneous multiplayer
by on (#129328)
I know this question has been asked before for Super Mario Bros. 1 but I was wondering if it would be any easier on Super Mario Bros. 3. It already has the VS. mode in it so you would just need to figure out how to get that on to the actual levels all the time. And if the pallete is the proble, well we could just slightly discolor luigi with the shades of green from the tubes or vice versa. Sorry for anything weird spelling or grammar wise in this, dont have a PC nearby at the moment so in doong this on my phone.
Re: Super Mario Bros. 3 simultaneous multiplayer
by on (#129341)
If anything, SMB3 presents more problems a SMB1 hack wouldn't have, namely what freedom the other player has to move back through the level. It might work by making the other player a slave like in Kirby Super Star, which transports the helper to Kirby's location. If you insist on a split screen, the status bar will just have to go and the score can be visible on the map.
Re: Super Mario Bros. 3 simultaneous multiplayer
by on (#129349)
SMB3's engine is significantly more complex, so it's probably even harder to modify then SMB1's.

Rustymonster2000 wrote:
And if the pallete is the proble, well we could just slightly discolor luigi with the shades of green from the tubes or vice versa.

The NES uses separate palettes for sprites and background, and since the pipes are part of the background there's no way they could share colors with any sprites.

strat wrote:
It might work by making the other player a slave like in Kirby Super Star, which transports the helper to Kirby's location.

Or Sonic 2/3, where player two respawns near player one if he goes to far away from the camera. This is pretty annoying in Sonic games because of how fast both players can move, meaning they end up going separate ways very often. This turns the 2-player mode into little more than a gimmick, but I guess it wouldn't be so frustrating in SMB3.

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If you insist on a split screen, the status bar will just have to go and the score can be visible on the map.

Implementing split screen in a game that doesn't support it would require massive updates to the engine. It's practically impossible.