I'm currently playing Super Mario Frustration on my NES emulator.

I'm struggling with some controls. I don't know how to make a jump that looks like this and that. I couldn't replicate it no matter what.

I need some hints. How should I press buttons (A, B, up, down, left, right) to make these jumps?

  • Welcome to Arqade! This question seems a little opinionated and so it may be closed due to that, however, as with many romhacks, it's about learning the engine more than the particular romhack.
    – Cole Busby
    Apr 29, 2021 at 21:29

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As each romhack is more and more unique (Super Orb Bros is a standout SMB3 romhack that does new VERY well), it takes very fine-grained understanding of the height of jumps and running.

Some pointers I had to take away from Super Mario World, which is many iterations and a different engine but still worth noting comes from NES engine are:

  • Fluttering - re-grabbing run in the air in order to extend a jump
  • Re-grabbing - release and re-pressing a button.
  • Speed Jump - a P-speed jump which grants an additional tile in height

It's also worth noting that long-pressing jumps grant higher tiles than light taps.

  • Hmm, I'm not sure if the first two are possible in the original SMB. Anyway, thanks for the answer but I already found the way to beat the level without any jumps.
    – Jimmy Yang
    Apr 29, 2021 at 23:24
  • @JimmyYang Be sure to accept an answer. But yeah, experimentation is 9/10 for playing these romhacks.
    – Cole Busby
    Apr 30, 2021 at 17:32

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