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    Arcade high score kit for Mario Bros.

    If I install this kit would scores still be accepted for it ?

    http://www.brasington.org/arcade/products/hs/mario/
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    Couple of questions:

    1. Can you show that installing this in no way changes the game play? If you can't show that, then questions could be asked about your score. Having said that, there are enough experts who play this game that could easily tell if the game play has somehow been altered by this board.

    2. How good are you at this game? You know the score rolls at 1,000,000 - so a score of 1,200,000 will show up on the highscore board as 200,000 anyway - unless this board alters the ROM somehow and allows a 7 or 8 digit score to be shown. If it doesn't do this, then why bother installing it if you are 1mil+ player?

    Personally speaking, years ago something like this would DQ any arcade attempt, but the rules on a lot of things seem a lot more relaxed. As long as it doesn't alter the game play, I don't see an issue with having one of these installed.
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    Things certainly are different now compared to when I was a TG referee. Having this kit installed would have automatically DQ'ed the score. However, it's up to the community now and I personally could look at the game play and could tell if it's different and even chime in with a posting in your favor if nothing is different. I would be willing to bet it's totally the same as well with nothing being altered at all.

    I never bought and installed the kit simply because of what John73 said. It would be very cool until you become a 1M pt. player and then it's worthless, IMO. What kind of scores are you getting right now?
    Stephen K. Boyer
    Former Twin Galaxies Sr. Referee
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    Mario Bros. 2-Player Team: 1,517,380 ( Arcade Medium World Record )
    Mario Bros. 2-Player Team: 788,970 ( Arcade Medium NO POW World Record )
    Mario Bros. Single Player MEDIUM 4,260,210 ( MAME World Record )