Kaze’s F3 2022 Mod/Hack Trailer Showcase

F3 2022Nintendo 64 rom hacking legend, Kaze Emanuar has just put out his fifth annual F3 presentation. This is a roundup of trailers for some of the best looking retro or retro adjacent mods and rom hacking projects that are targeting release in the next year. It’s mostly stuff centered around retro consoles, though there are […]

Strong National Museum of Play obtains Super Mario Bros 3 for PC disk

ArsTechnica reports that the Strong National Museum of Play have obtained a floppy disk containing id Software’s original Super Mario Bros 3 PC demo. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/museum-obtains-rare-demo-of-id-softwares-super-mario-bros-3-pc-port/ Andrew Borman, the museum’s Digital Games Curator, mentioned that the disk was a part of a larger donation set given to the museum by an unnamed software developer.  The developer […]

Bug in Super Mario Bros (NES) discovered, patched

GoldS, an admin and writer at video game research wiki The Cutting Room Floor, has released a patch for Super Mario Bros. (NES) that fixes a bug in the code that governs Lakitu’s behaviour when throwing spiny eggs: “The Spiny eggs are thrown by Lakitu in a simple way, with no horizontal movement whatsoever. However, this […]

Super Mario 64’s Smoke Effect Bug Fixed After 24 Years

When Mario catches fire in Super Mario 64, black smoke pours from his rear end, along with a heavy smattering of black garbage pixels. This is due to a mistake in the game code that displays the texture in the wrong format. The black pixels should actually be transparent. The bug went largely unnoticed for […]

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