Alex Mitchell

“LSD: Dream Emulator” fan-translation released

An English fan-translation has been released for experimental cult-classic “LSD: Dream Emulator”. Originally sold in 1998 for the Playstation, LSD has remained a Japanese exclusive even after its re-release on the Playstation Network in 2010. A bizarre curio for collectors and importers, LSD could be described broadly as an early entry in the “Walking Simulator” […]

Alex Mitchell

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 […]

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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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New Super Mario Land (SNES) “No Woohoo Sound Effect” Hack

New Super Mario Land stands as a high water mark of homebrew coding–a masterpiece for the ages. A 16-bit re-imagining of the classic Game Boy Super Mario Land for the Super Nintendo by a legendary scene coder. Although after hours of gameplay, the characters’ “woohoo!” jumping sound effect can become repetitive, so many requested a […]

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Guardian Force Arcade – De-Lag Patch Playable on Darksoft STV Multi

Daifukkat.su AKA trap15 released a patch to cut down on some of the input latency built in to the Sega Titan ST-V Arcade game Guardian Force. GF is beautiful shoot ’em up, but suffers from 5-7 frames of input latency built in to the sloppy code. The patch removes 2 frames of lag from the […]