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Super Mario Bros. for Ambassadors Just Got VC Features

Posted by James Newton

Suspend points are in!

If you're a 3DS Ambassador, the NES upgrades just started rolling in.

Super Mario Bros. now comes with Suspend Points, allowing you to suspend your play mid-game and reload it as often as you like. Should make those speed runs a whole lot easier.

Other games have updates available but from our quick flick through it doesn't seem any other games have received Suspend Points. We'll keep checking.

Super Mario Bros. also has a neat new Home Menu icon with a little 3D NES. It's the little touches.

The update won't appear in the Available Updates section, so head to Titles You've Downloaded and scroll through the list to grab the update. If you decide to download all the updates, don't forget you can queue them up in Sleep Mode for all-at-once downloading.

Update: It seems this update is only available in the UK and Europe for now. We'll update you when we know about a US update.

Thanks to Twitter follower MathieuWarnier for the tip!

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JustAnotherUser

#5

JustAnotherUser said:

Yes! I've been wanting a restore point for Super Mario Bros for a while. Now my friends can play it while I keep my progress :)

Cipher

#7

Cipher said:

I noticed all ten NES games received updates last week, so now it seems they were presumably in preparation for the full versions. Good to know they're coming.

Geonjaha

#8

Geonjaha said:

Is this for all regions? This is great news :D
Loving the new Icons too. :3
I thought the games already came with a suspending feature - the only thing being added is the restore points.

EDIT: I have noticed that the new restoring takes longer. Probably just because they're NES games, not GB/GBC.
I'd like restore points in Zelda, Zelda 2 and Metroid as well, but none of the others really need them. I'm also happy the GBA games arent getting restore points.

James

#9

James said:

@Geonjaha I've only got a EU 3DS so can't check but I'm sure one of our readers will do my research for me :D

JustAnotherUser

#11

JustAnotherUser said:

@jtt235 You said it. What's the point of it? I've just found out that I have a Megaman: Dr. Wily's Revenge update.
I think available updates doesn't work. Has anyone actually got it to work?

Late

#12

Late said:

When did my games begin to have this many updates. Some GB games and Excitebike want to be updated. I think I've updated some of these already once before.

Lobster

#13

Lobster said:

I don't see it yet but at least I've now caught on to other updates I've missed. :D

HeroOfCybertron

#15

HeroOfCybertron said:

I was all excited about the update till I read the last post. :( Hopefully the update will come to the US soon.

metafaniel

#16

metafaniel said:

FINALLY I'll be able to end the "mission B" once you rescue Peach! Years ago as a child I never did it because I spend a lot playing and my mom yelled "turn it off already and come to dinner!!!" u.u

McRokert

#18

McRokert said:

hmm, i will wait for everything to update, so i can update them all at once, because nintendo dont have a function to update it all at once

Cipher

#19

Cipher said:

There must be some sort of problems with Available Updates. All those update flags in Titles You've Downloaded should appear in that section. That's the assumption I'm going on, anyway, and I'm also going on the assumption that this'll be fixed in a future firmware update. :P

WaLzgiStaff

#23

WaLzgi said:

@retro: Not gonna happen because GBA games are run in legacy mode, meaning they will not use the 3DS's functions

AbuJaffer

#25

AbuJaffer said:

@retro_player_22 We're not. Nintendo announced they're not planning on adding those features; however, they might do it somewhere down the line just for the heck of it (I doubt it though).

Not out in the US yet but I'll keep trying. Maybe now I'll finally be able to finish this game... farthest I've gotten was World 7 (without warp holes by the way)... and that was 6 years ago... nowadays, the farthest I can go is end of World 5.

Late

#26

Late said:

They created an awesome menu logo for the game. Updated everything.

Juampi

#29

Juampi said:

There's an update for the Green Lantern movie trailer here in the US... weird, huh?

James

#30

James said:

There's an update for the Ambassador Certificate too but it looks the same to me. Perhaps there'll be a further notification when all other updates are available?

super-nintendo

#33

super-nintendo said:

NOW THE QUESTION NO ONE HAS ASKED:

When can non ambassadors get to download this on the eshop for sale? I live in the USA. Maybe it's soon..like next month or so because they made sure ambassadors got it first. With this, i'll have my top 2 games of all time on my 3DS...LOL. Ocarina and Super Mario Bros. NES... :]

NintyMan

#37

NintyMan said:

Now my chances of getting through the game will be much easier. Hopefully these updates arrive in the states very soon. I like small touches, and the new Home Menu icon sounds neat.

Shugo

#38

Shugo said:

My main hope is that they fixed the resolution for the games. I have no clue why, but the NES games have all so far been upscaled to a SLIGHTLY larger resolution than 1:1, which makes everything slightly blurry. The 3D classics, like Kirby's Adventure, are in perfect 1:1, and it looks beautifully sharp as a tack.

Haxonberik

#41

Haxonberik said:

Ive made it to world 8, using warp pipes only to skip levels I had already beaten to save lives. Then,nI rage quitted, so Ittl be nice to give it another try wth suspend points.

Maggots

#43

Maggots said:

it would be very nice if the 3DS displayed updates like an iphone did... and then you tap... "update all" and then they all update..

RaylaxStaff

#44

Raylax said:

It seems almost all apps have an update available; bar the videos and a handful of others.

MasterGraveheart

#45

MasterGraveheart said:

The only true speed running should be without tool assistance. Just my feelings on the matter.

Thrilled to get these, though. It'll make that Great Temple much more bearable.

Gavin_Rozee

#49

Gavin_Rozee said:

All of the other updates are just compatibility fixes due to games not launching properly from some SD Cards. This has been known for a while over on GameFAQs.

Aqueous

#52

Aqueous said:

I looked before finishing the reading, green Lanturn trailer was it
disappointing, I'm not bad at platformers but I'm not good at them, I could use the help

Rawk_Hawk

#56

Rawk_Hawk said:

I wish they would update Gameboy games such as Radar Mission and Tetris to add the 2 player mode.

Knuckles

#57

Knuckles said:

Speaking of all the updates, should i update netflix on my 3DS? When i did that on my wii, it slowed down my loading speeds. Did it do the same on the 3DS?

WaLzgiStaff

#63

WaLzgi said:

@Red_Kinetic: It's a mode that shuts off most functions of the system to run the game. I dunno why the GBA games use it, but they do. Note how Sleep Mode doesn't work; this is why.

Ren

#64

Ren said:

can't tell from here which regions people are getting updates from since the site no longer has flags for the users. Oh, I guess I could click into every persons profile to see. kind of annoying; what were those flags hurting?

eviLaTtenDant

#67

eviLaTtenDant said:

Like @McRokert(#18) at first i wanted to update them all at once. But i guess by downloading the new versions of SMB and the Ambassador Certificate Nintendo could see that I'm very interested in the meaningful updates. Will be done today.

Also what @Shugo(#39) said. While i haven't noticed that so far everything that makes the games look better by only being marginally smaller is great in my book.

@Gavin_Rozee(#50): Thanks for the info. Can you give us a link please ? :)
If it's really just what you mentioned why don't they automatically update while the system's in Sleep Mode ? :o

@Heavy_Barrel(#58): Who doesn't. :|

LordAndrew

#68

LordAndrew said:

@Lordlz: Just because GBA games run in lame-ass mode now doesn't mean it has to stay that way forever. That's the sort of thing an update should be able to fix.

WaLzgiStaff

#69

WaLzgi said:

@LordAndrew: If Nintendo doesn't release these to the general public, there would be no point to update them in the first place. Time will tell in this case.

Gavin_Rozee

#70

Gavin_Rozee said:

@battLeToaD I can't find the topic, but a Japanese 3DS owner on there confirmed that was what the updates did. I believe he stated Nintendo Japan said so in a SpotPass notification.

StarDust4Ever

#73

StarDust4Ever said:

A little 3D NES to match the little 3D Gameboys. How Cute! While suspend save states are a welcome addition, there are a few other ambassador games this feature would be more useful for. Seriously, in SMB, you can just jump on a Koopa Troopa's shell in World 3-1 for unlimited redos.

Luigifan141

#75

Luigifan141 said:

What shinesprite said. I just checked if the update for my NTSC-U 3DS was available, and sure enough, it was!

@James , you should add this great news into the article. It would be much appreciated to everyone here in the states!

shinesprite

#76

shinesprite said:

After taking it for a quick spin, I can really see how the restore point feature will come in handy. However, wasn't the update also supposed to add local multiplayer?

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#80

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

I love it. Should make it easier for me to beat the game.

It looks like the same type of save as Sonic Classics Collection.

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