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Topic: Original Super Mario Bros. vs. Super Mario Bros. (All Stars Version)

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Pupito

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So I made a snap decision in the Nintendo World Store last night and picked up a copy of the Limited Edition Super Mario All-Stars. I had held off on purchasing it when it initially came out because the reviews were so poor, and since I had just picked up a Super Famicom I figured I'd get the original cartridge down the line anyway.

However, despite being a system and cartidge collector purist, I picked up the game...and was FLOORED by the remake of Super Mario Bros. I had always been bothered by the original NES Box art for the game (as iconic as it is) because the Famicom box art is just beautiful, and this remake was like seeing that Japanese box art come to life...add in a Save feature for a pretty difficult title, and I was sold.

I must admit that I find the All-Stars version better despite all of my normal inclinations, and in my bizarre mind I wish I had individual carts and boxes to show off the remakes in all their glory. (SIDE NOTE: Anyone know how to do this and keep the save feature?)

What do you guys think? Which version is better?

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The_Fox

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I prefer the All Stars versions, myself. Except for SMB1.

I grew up playing the All Stars version on the SNES, so that might have colored my opinion somewhat.

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Man! Talk about a tough choice! On one hand, you get the original which is iconic for being 8-bit and saving video games. On the other hand, you get a revamped remake with better graphics and sound and enhanced animation, the ability to save, and a level selector. As much as I love the NES original, I'm going to have to go with the All-Stars remake on this one. :)

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Hokori

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Both equally look and feel the same (my AS version is the wii one)

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I like the originals better, mostly 'cause of nostalgia. And the fact that they play a lot better imo D:

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I like the originals way more too. In my opinion it's better to go with the VC versions if you want a save feature. Why you ask ? Because they really are original. I don't really like the idea of all four games to have the main basic set of art style. The only exception to me is Super Mario Bros. 2 ("The Lost Levels"). I just can't stand the strange graphics in the original version.
And i decided to get the anniversary edition anyway. ;)

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I must admit that I find the All-Stars version better despite all of my normal inclinations, and in my bizarre mind I wish I had individual carts and boxes to show off the remakes in all their glory. (SIDE NOTE: Anyone know how to do this and keep the save feature?)

I don't understand your question here.

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BluTyGer

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I like them both

but i think I like the original more.

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Pupito

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@ LTD:

The question being, "How would one rip just SMB from All-Stars and give it it's own (in my case) Super Famicom cartidge while still retaining the Save feature" - which I suspect is far more trouble than it's worth.

(I design my own box art)

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Pupito wrote:

@ LTD:

The question being, "How would one rip just SMB from All-Stars and give it it's own (in my case) Super Famicom cartidge while still retaining the Save feature" - which I suspect is far more trouble than it's worth.

(I design my own box art)

???

I like the orginals more. I grew up with them as a kid and despite SNES being my favorite system I never played All Stars. So in December I bought All Stars for Wii and honestly have barely even played it. I hate how you continue up with your jump while breaking through the blocks on SMB.

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LeasTwanteD

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@Pupito: Ah, now i get it. I don't have any clue how it could work though. :|

Edit: I find that the advantage of the Wii version of All Stars is that you can use the Wii remote held sideways. That way it seems very close to the original NES controller. :)

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Tasuki

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I always preferred the SNES remakes over the originals even though SMB was the first video game I ever played. I have both the cartridge of Super Mario All Stars and the Wii remake as well as the Original 3 on VC and in cartridge from. But I like the brighter colors and the remix music more so than the original not sure why but I just also have. Especially with SMB3 the remake of SMB3 comes close to being my favorite Mario game its just right behing SMW.

As for putting them on separate cartridges I am sure there probably is a way but we arent allowed to talk about here.

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Pupito

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The 16 bit capability could come really close to capturing the box art images...and the 8 Bit mario looks a lot different from the original artist's depcition (http://lvls.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/image003.jpg), and this remake makes the game feel more related to the lush colorfol and expressive world that began to emerge in SMB3 and came to fruition in SMW and has exploded all the way through SMG2. Plus the backgrounds are so great. (There's something to be said about the Super Famicom/SNES) - their graphics are proving timeless - in a way the N64 never will, and seeing Super Marios first four adventures through that scope is great.

Also, theres something about seeing him back in the blue and red plumbing suit. The grey just never cut it for me. Maybe because the Jumpman Donkey Kong sprite looks great...honestly Nintendo should have remade that as well for the 25th anniversary.

Now if only we can get Super Mario Land and Super Mario Land 2 with all-stars remakes...

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TeeJay

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All Stars, hands down.

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All Stars...although I was disappointed back then that it was a compilation instead of an all new game (same for Kirby's Ghost Trap).

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Meta-Rift

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If we're just talking about SMB and not the other two, the 16 bit version feels completely inferior. I'm not exactly sure why, though.

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Nah, I much prefer the original. The look is so iconic and memorable, All-Stars on the other hand just doesn't do much for me. And I much prefer the 8-bit chip tunes. Also, Nostalgia plays a huge role and the fact that the original SMB was the first game I ever played. :D

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TylerBH

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This question is like picking your favorite child! Well, the original has the 8-bit glory, amazing music and ruthless difficulty. But All-Stars has better 16-bit graphics, beautiful character models and backgrounds, less memorable music and easier difficulty (due to the save-feature).

Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer the Original Super Mario Bros over the 16-bit Remake. I still remember that day when I downloading it from the Wii Virtual Console. Ahh, memories!
(I have nothing against Super Mario All-Stars though)

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I like the originals over the All-Star versions. I'm old-school and can't help it.

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SCAR392

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I like the All Stars version of SMB 2 & 3, but I think the NES/Famicom versions of SMB 1 & Lost levels are better.

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CrazyOtto

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SCAR392 wrote:

I like the All Stars version of SMB 2 & 3, but I think the NES/Famicom versions of SMB 1 & Lost levels are better.

This applies for me as well.

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