SMB3 Roulette & Card Matching Games Explained - RGME [Not OC] (
from to on 10 Oct 2023 11:26

Let’s look at how Super Mario Bros. 3 uses random numbers to influence how the roulette bonus game works, and how poorly it shuffles cards in the card matching bonus game.

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I’m open-source; check me out at GitHub. on 10 Oct 2023 11:32 next collapse

It’s so strange… I’ve heard that Japan culture in general likes games of random chance (like gashapon vending machines…) but this just seems cruel. 😅

At least I can finally stop stressing about the timing of my button presses. on 11 Oct 2023 03:53 collapse

I just skip the roulette games. If you know how to get stars on the end-of-level cards every time (be running with a full P-meter when the card comes on-screen and hit it on the left-hand side) you’ll be drowning in extra lives anyway. on 10 Oct 2023 15:30 next collapse

I didn’t read the article but I know that in the card game, the cards aren’t shuffled at all, there are just about four preset layouts of the cards. on 10 Oct 2023 16:05 collapse

there are just bout four preset layouts of the cards.

It’s 8 different layouts, but yes, they are only a few of them. The funny thing is that they are not hardcoded, but the result of a buggy implementation of an algorithm that could have generated millions of different layouts. The specific assembly code is explained line by line on the video. on 10 Oct 2023 18:45 collapse

I knew that fucking roulette was a scam.