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Dian Shi Ma Li

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Title Screen

Dian Shi Ma Li

Also known as: TV Mario, Mario Lottery, Big TV Mary Bar
Developers: Bit Corporation (Presumed)
Publishers: Fiver Firm (as "Namco Corporation")
Platform: Unlicensed NES
Released in TW: 1989


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Dian Shi Ma Li is an unlicensed NES game well-known on the internet for its star, Fortran, and his ideal picture of making money: "PUSH START TO RICH".

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A "Fortran" logo - which may refer to the game's developers, but has been popularly taken as the name for the game's Mario wannabe with an "F" on his cap instead of an "M" - is present among the game's graphics.

Diagnostic Screens

Although the title screen has a "FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY" disclaimer, there are some unused maintenance screens which are usually used in real coin-op machines to adjust statistics and parameters of luck, strongly suggesting that this game was initially designed for gambling.

Statistic Screen

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At the title screen, set RAM address $0493 to any non-zero value and wait for the demonstration mode. This screen will appear instead of it. There are no controls here, you just can press Start on Controller 2 to immediately exit it, or oddly enough press Left, Left, Right to do the same.

Dipswitches Screen

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At the title screen, set RAM address $04A2 to any non-zero value and wait for the demonstration mode. This screen will appear instead of it. On Controller 2, press Start to exit this screen or any other button to change the SW3 flags.