In what seems like an inevitable outcome, the impressive fanmade port of the original Super Mario Bros onto the Commodore 64 has been struck down by Nintendo.
It all happened less than a week after developer Zeropaige first unveiled the finished port following 7 years of hard work. The file quickly began vanishing from numerous hosting platforms, and was eventually confirmed to be the work of a DMCA takedown by the Commodore Computer Club website.
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
While it is unfortunate that the port has become another victim of Nintendo’s harsh stance on copyright infringement, the files for the port are likely still roaming around out there if one knows where to look. That said, its rather odd that Nintendo came down this hard on the project, especially since its a port of their oldest game for a platform that’s pretty much dead commercially.
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