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

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World Ranking: 7
Scored By: Mara (MAR)
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Decided to submit a score since it's been a while since the previous one. Because I don't have any better controllers, I had to use Xbox 360 controller for this but it turned out to be pretty horrible experience. There were some parts in the run (2-1 and 2-4 for example) where I wanted to crouch but the controller registered left button as well for some reason.

Man, I really need a new controller for retro stuff. Well, at least I beat my own score.

-- Posted by Mara on 2017-01-19 09:06:28   Reply
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Yeah, those modern controllers are bad for many retro games. Arcade sticks are good but I had found this one inexpensive joypad that works great with old games

-- Posted by derek on 2017-01-19 11:01:10   Reply
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The D-pad is 4 individual buttons so theres no incidental squating down, works great with pac mans also, which is damn near impossible with X-box controller :)

-- Posted by derek on 2017-01-19 11:03:06   Reply
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@derek:

How much is that? A new retro controller doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. yes

-- Posted by Mara on 2017-01-19 11:19:38   Reply
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@Mara:

I got it for 12$ off the shelf at frys electronics in Austin Texas. I don't emulate that often except for mame (I use an xarcade for that) so I can't really say how long it will hold up, but it does work well so far 

-- Posted by derek on 2017-01-19 11:46:16   Reply
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@Mara: Long time no see, Mara!!
-- Posted by ichigokurosaki1991 on 2017-01-19 11:55:29   Reply
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@derek Looking good, I'll consider buying it. Never bought stuff from Amazon so I have no idea if shipping is super expensive to Finland.

@ichigokurosaki1991 Yeah, I wanted to play some video games. yes

-- Posted by Mara on 2017-01-19 12:36:16   Reply
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@Mara:

It's probably available through Ebay also

-- Posted by derek on 2017-01-19 13:27:22   Reply
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great evidence, as always!

my favorite PC controller is the Saitek P220:

https://www.amazon.com/Saitek-102323-P220-Digital-Pad/dp/B000075B5U

there's one with analog sticks, the P880:

https://www.amazon.com/Saitek-J61-P880_Dual-Analog-Pad/dp/B00006RZ1G

i'm not a fan of the xbox controller for retro games but I also don't like the 4-button pad.  the Saitek controllers work great I think.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2017-01-31 05:41:06   Reply
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Voted Yes!

LOL, I can only imagine your imprecations when you've lost,  I could only see your hand...  :-D

-- Posted by pierpy on 2017-02-02 12:41:10   Reply
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@pierpy:

It was truly a sad way to lose.

-- Posted by Mara on 2017-02-06 03:48:03   Reply
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Nice score! One life runs are always a high tension thing, but they're fun :)

-- Posted by FosterAMF on 2017-02-21 15:53:21   Reply