The phantom PC version of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' by the developer of DOOM is stored in the History Museum
The Strong National Museum of Play , America's first play-focused history museum, has acquired and stored 'Super Mario Bros. 3 ' created for MS-DOS by id Software , the developer of DOOM, in 1990. Was announced.
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Id's Super Mario Bros. 3 PC Port Donated To Video Game Museum
'Super Mario Bros. 3' was released in the United States in 1990. Game studio Ideas from the Deep (IFD: current id Software) is demonstrating 'Super Mario Bros. 3' for MS-DOS to get a PC port license for the just-released 'Super Mario Bros. 3' I created it and sent it to Nintendo.
id Software co-founder John D. Carmack. This algorithm seems to overcome the 'disturbance of background movement' often seen in DOS games in the late 1980s, said Andrew Bowman, curator of digital games at The Strong National Museum of Play. Looking at the PC games, there was no title with the smooth scrolling seen in Nintendo's hits. '
The PC version of the Super Mario Bros. 3 demo that IFD sent to Nintendo features a scrolling algorithm coded by
However, Nintendo did not accept the idea of 'porting Super Mario Bros. 3 to a PC' proposed by IFD. However, IFD uses the scroll algorithm developed by Mr. Carmack in the later ' Commander Keen '.
The existence of the IFD version of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' was not widely known to the general public until John Romero introduced it in a video in 2015. The demo movie of the PC version of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' released by Mr. Romero is summarized in the following article.
Developer releases demo video of PC version 'Super Mario Bros. 3' --GIGAZINE
According to Mr. Bowman, the PC version of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' was found in a pile of game software donated by a game developer. This person was not actually involved in the development, he said, 'the person who received the demo during work'. Mr. Bowman, who knew the existence by watching the movie of the PC version of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' released by Mr. Romero in 2015, said, 'I found that there is a PC version of' Super Mario Bros. 3 'among the donated software. I was really surprised when I did that. '
When Mr. Bowman actually played the PC version of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' by IFD, the characters 'IFD' are drawn with stars and mushrooms in World 1-1, which is a feature not found in the official version. There is ...
There is a pyramid decorated with coins that should not exist in World 1-4, and it is not a complete reproduction of the official version. 'This is just a demo version, so if IFD had the help of Nintendo, it would have been possible to recreate the more complete Super Mario Bros. 3,' Bowman said.
According to Mr. Bowman, the PC version of 'Super Mario Bros. 3' will not be exhibited at the museum for the time being, and will be offered only when requested by researchers and related parties. However, it is said that there are many opportunities to exhibit, so there may be opportunities to exhibit in the future.
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