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    Super Mario Bros.

    Yesterday I played Super Mario Bros 1 for the first time in probably 20 years. I forgot how fun a simple game like this is to play.

    What's the cheapest route to take to be able to play these types of games on a TV. Used Wii?

    I have a PS3 hooked up to my projector so I'm not looking to make this my main gaming device. What sucks is I know I threw away a perfectly good SNES about 5 years ago.



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    Re: Super Mario Bros.

    get a wii, download them through the virtual console. Unless you want to buy a used NES, but heck thats probably as much as the wii now for one in good condition, and you can do more with the wii.



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    Re: Super Mario Bros.

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    get a wii, download them through the virtual console. Unless you want to buy a used NES, but heck thats probably as much as the wii now for one in good condition, and you can do more with the wii.
    Excellent info.

    One other question. I know nothing about the Wii, it looks like it has some weird controller. Is it possible to hook up a normal old school controller?



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    Re: Super Mario Bros.

    Yes and no. There is a more conventional controller for older games, but i believe it is wii specific.


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    Re: Super Mario Bros.

    Honestly I would just look into buying a NES or SNES, all other ways get you pretty close but just not quite the same as the original system with the original controllers. They're not that expensive, check craigslist or a used game store, I know Gamerz is Ames has them for sale.



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    Re: Super Mario Bros.

    I have a modded xbox that lets me run any old console game on it. It is really simple to soft mod an xbox for this configuration.



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    Re: Super Mario Bros.

    Another option is use an emulator if you have a computer hooked up to your TV. The downside is it usually does take a little of time to configure everything correctly.

    This is a picture of the classic Wii controller.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    I have a modded xbox that lets me run any old console game on it. It is really simple to soft mod an xbox for this configuration.
    The controller ruins it though.



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    I've built a full sized MAME arcade machine a few years ago but have since sold it......That had so many of those good old games. I've been thinking about buying one of those Intel NUC's, maybe I should just do that and run some MAME software on it. This is how end up wasting money.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Honestly I would just look into buying a NES or SNES, all other ways get you pretty close but just not quite the same as the original system with the original controllers. They're not that expensive, check craigslist or a used game store, I know Gamerz is Ames has them for sale.
    If I'm paling something like Super Mario Bros 1 would there be any different in picture quality between a SNES or Wii? I don't mind if it's not great but on a 46" screen I'm worried it will look terrible.



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    Re: Super Mario Bros.

    You could try something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Bit-Retr.../dp/B0012NZK8G

    Can't guarantee the emulation will be 100% perfect for every game though.

    I still say if you want to do it right you should just get an original system.



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    Re: Super Mario Bros.

    I'd get a media pc and then just get emulators/roms for whatever system you want to play. Then go buy some usb controllers, i'm sure they make original nintendo lookalikes if you don't want a generic controller.

    edit: I now have the urge to go play Metal Slug on my NeoGeo emulator.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I've built a full sized MAME arcade machine a few years ago but have since sold it......That had so many of those good old games. I've been thinking about buying one of those Intel NUC's, maybe I should just do that and run some MAME software on it. This is how end up wasting money.
    I built a cabinet, too. So far all I've done is MAME. I need to set it up to run the NES and Atari 2600 emulators. Not sure if they make one for Commodore 64, but lots of good games there too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Honestly I would just look into buying a NES or SNES, all other ways get you pretty close but just not quite the same as the original system with the original controllers. They're not that expensive, check craigslist or a used game store, I know Gamerz is Ames has them for sale.
    The good thing about the wii is you can actually save those old SMB games that on NES you had to beat in one playthrough, or else leave it on for days.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    The good thing about the wii is you can actually save those old SMB games that on NES you had to beat in one playthrough, or else leave it on for days.
    smb takes like 8 minutes to beat.



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