I'm currently having an issue with Super Mario Bros. on the 3DS. This is the free version given out to 3DS Ambassadors. I completed the game and have started and finished the second quest of the game many times. Unfortunately I can not play the original easier quest of the game anymore. Dying only brings me back to the start of the second quest and winning does the same thing. Hitting reset within the menus also doesn't allow me to start the game over either. What can I do?
(I've noticed this problem with other NES Ambassador games as well, but they aren't as much of an issue. For example hitting reset on some games doesn't play their title screen music.)
There seems to be a lot of similar issues with your Ambassador games. To fix the problems for Super Mario Bros., you should delete the game from your system memory and then redownload it from the eShop. This may get rid of the glitch. You can report this to Nintendo with their webform, if you like.
No, you just tap the bottom screen and click reset.
The game acts like it's on all the time (even if you shut off the 3DS, its state is saved in system memory), so if you finish the game, you will be on the second quest until you reset the NES.
This is how all the virtual console games work, so you can stop playing and start exactly where you left off.
Tapping Reset on the bottom screen does not fix the issue. The only solution that I could think of was, as mentioned before, deleting the game and redownloading it which seems a bit annoying. If anyone knows of a better fix please let me know.
Really? I'm going to have to try this...
Please do and let me know what you think, or if you find a solution.
Sorry it took me so long. I haven't beat this game in 20 years, so it took me a while. I was having trouble with worlds 8-1 and 8-3....
Anyway, here's what you do:
Sorry if this isn't a real elegant solution, but it's better than re-downloading the game.
Wait, I have a better solution that doesn't require that you power off your 3DS!!!!
Thanks for the fix. But it is still crazy how unmentioned this fix is and how backwards the solution is.
I agree. As machibiker said, though, you can send Nintendo an e-mail using their webform, if you want to report the issue to them.