Super Mario Bros Commodore 64 Port Shutdown By Nintendo
For 7 years, dedicated fan ZeroPaige has worked diligently to bring a working port of Super Mario Bros. to the Commodore 64. While the feat is incredibly impressive and the project has received quite a lot of attention within the C64 community, it has also gained the eyes of Nintendo itself.
Sadly, 4 days after the release of the port fans began to notice that links to the program began to go down across multiple hosting platforms. It has since been revealed that the gaming giant Nintendo has taken action and forced the shut down of the port’s distribution. Still, fans who want to enjoy playing Super Mario Bros. on the Commodore 64 platform may still have a chance. A recent report explains that there are still a few places one might be able to find the port with a little digging and some luck.
Good times. Due to a DMCA takedown notice we had to remove the Super Mario Bros 64 download from our website blog post from 4 days ago. Hopefully everyone enjoys the #Commodore 64 #C64 game who was able to snag it.
— PDX Commodore Club (@c64club) April 22, 2019
The game itself was created as a disk image file that is playable on hardware and emulators. The game runs quite smooth on the Commodore 64 as can be seen below and is near identical to the original Nintendo Entertainment System version. It’s a little disappointing to see such hard work and dedication ended with a few words from Nintendo. At the same time however it is worth noting that fans who would most likely be interested in the project to begin with probably already have access to the port, or at the very least have connections that will help them gain access for themselves.
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