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Holding down the A Button when you press Start lets Mario continue where you left off!


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For almost 30 years I've played Super Mario Bros. on NES and NEVER knew there was continue code! I saw this today, and it was news to me so I wanted to share with you guys. Most old school Nintendo gamers knows about the Konami code, but did you know there was a Super Mario Bros. code that lets you continue from the start screen after you die, placing you right where you left off with a fresh set of lives?

 

It's easy! When Mario dies on his final life and you return to the start screen, just hold down the A button while you hit start and you'll wind up right back where you left off. How rad is that!?

 

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pretty cool how this type of info is discovered 30-35 years later!

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For almost 30 years I've played Super Mario Bros. on NES and NEVER knew there was continue code! I saw this today, and it was news to me so I wanted to share with you guys. Most old school Nintendo gamers knows about the Konami code, but did you know there was a Super Mario Bros. code that lets you continue from the start screen after you die, placing you right where you left off with a fresh set of lives?

 

It's easy! When Mario dies on his final life and you return to the start screen, just hold down the A button while you hit start and you'll wind up right back where you left off. How rad is that!?

 

B)

 

Has anyone given this a try yet to see if it really works??

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Has anyone given this a try yet to see if it really works??

 

Matt, yes! I tried this on real hardware, my original NES that I grew up with, the one that you saw at my house, and it actually works! I can't believe we didn't grow up knowing this code. A + START is about as simple a code as it gets.

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Is there an easy way to clean the 72 pin inside an NES "without" opening up the case?

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Mine are dirty.....carts fit tight but I have to wiggle them a bit while they are seated inside the console. Just trying to figure out how to get the rubbing alcohol onto the 72 pin - q-tips will not be long enough to reach it and I don't want to take it apart.

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Mine are dirty.....carts fit tight but I have to wiggle them a bit while they are seated inside the console. Just trying to figure out how to get the rubbing alcohol onto the 72 pin - q-tips will not be long enough to reach it and I don't want to take it apart.

 

 

Arenafoot, I'm moving this line of questioning to a more relevant post and answering your question here: http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/600-nintendo-nes-cartridge-cleaning-secrets/?p=4165

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I'll echo what everyone else said & wonder in amazement how this went unknown for so long??

 

Pre-internet, we all knew the Konami code. Heck, I've memorized the code for Mike Tyson (007-373-5963!) yet something as simple as this, for a game EVERYONE had, no one knew.

I can't wait to try this. I'll work on having three retro games to share on the "Last Three Games You've Played" thread.  :thumb:  :nintendo_mario_goomba:

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So I tried it tonight & it works!

 

I used up all my lives on 5-4 and when I did the trick, I started on 5-1.

 

So cool. Thanks for sharing Yo-Yo!!

sweet....i'll have to try mine also

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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