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Submission #5908: ThunderAxe31's GB Super Mario 4 in 08:45.02

Console: Game Boy
Game name: Super Mario 4
Game version: any
ROM filename: Super Mario Land 4 (J) [!].gb
Emulator: BizHawk 2.2.2
Movie length: 08:45.02
FrameCount: 31358
Re-record count: 4580
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: ThunderAxe31
Submitter: ThunderAxe31
Submitted at: 2018-04-01 20:09:01
Text last edited at: 2018-04-10 20:28:00
Text last edited by: feos
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Status: published
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Game Objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 2.2.2
  • ROM used: Super Mario Land 4 (J) [!].gb
  • Beat the game as fast as possible
  • Unlicensed game

Note that the file name "Super Mario Land 4" probably refers to the label in the ROM header. The "Land" word is not present in the in-game title screen, nor on the cartridge label, nor on the game box.

About the game

Super Mario 4 (aka Super Mario Land 4) is a bootlegged hack of the Game Boy game Crayon Shin-Chan 4. The level design is completely different and is the main subject of the game's criticism due to the borderline unfair increase in difficulty when compared to Crayon Shin-Chan 4; this issue is also caused by the lack of a password system and continues. The game has four levels, but each are incredibly lengthy.

Tricks used

Zip through solid blocks: I found only one, in the last level. Saved some seconds.

Double hit: You can score 2 HP of damage to bosses if you hit them with both your bullets at the same time.

Suggested screenshot: 11725

Because it's the first killscreen you encounter when playing this game... It's extremely satisfactory to see it finally overcomed without getting hit.

Nach: Rejecting for utterly butchering the title of the game.
Nach: On a more serious note, since this is a serious submission submitted on a non-serious day, I'll unclaim it so it can be seriously judged by someone else. Seriously.

Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: This bootleg appears to be decently notable, and compared to its base game it has a fair amount of unique content with its new level designs. The run itself is also well done, but the constant flying gets repetitive and its sound effects annoying over time. Accepting for the Vault.

feos: Pub.

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