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Is this a bug in VGG? I seem to remember this game being ranked in the top 100 games for a while, but now it's not showing any rank, not even on the NES platform. I don't know how rankings are calculated and I know the geek never publishes the formula, but come on... is Mario 3 really supposed to be ranked lower than Rainbow Islands?
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I figured it out. VGG is treating the game as a compilation, because it "contains" the original Mario Bros. as a mini-game, and compilations don't get ranked. This seems really unfair to such a great game, though I'm not sure what the solution should be.
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So Day of the Tentacle is also a compilation because it includes Maniac Mansion?
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Hirocon wrote:
I figured it out. VGG is treating the game as a compilation, because it "contains" the original Mario Bros. as a mini-game, and compilations don't get ranked. This seems really unfair to such a great game, though I'm not sure what the solution should be.


You just have to laugh. So typical of behind-the-scenes decision-making at VGG.
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JohnRayJr wrote:
Hirocon wrote:
I figured it out. VGG is treating the game as a compilation, because it "contains" the original Mario Bros. as a mini-game, and compilations don't get ranked. This seems really unfair to such a great game, though I'm not sure what the solution should be.


You just have to laugh. So typical of behind-the-scenes decision-making at VGG.


The solution is that this isn't a compilation. There was a good review of this posted recently Why I love Super Mario Bros. 3 and after I read it I noticed SMB3 was listed as a compilation and I was about to complain about it before I saw this thread. Honestly, I love this game as much as anyone, and I played it two-player a lot 20+ years ago, and even I forgot that the original Mario Bros. was included in this. This game should be ranked- make it so.
 
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What's funny to me is that I was one of the loudest voices complaining years ago when, during VGG Beta, compilations were ranked. At the time it seemed like there was a lot of resistance when it came to un-ranking The Orange Box, for example.

Now Super Mario Bros 3 is removed from the rankings on an absurd technicality?

Categories must be hard. laugh
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JohnRayJr wrote:

Categories must be hard. laugh


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To be fair, this probably does cause a marked increase in the average quality of games in the NES top 10

(Gotta work to get my yearly quotient of Mario-hate in; I've been slacking on that since Volcano Lotus hasn't been around much
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Darn! Cynical beat me to the punch! devil laugh

But JohnRayJr isn't wrong about the compilations...so weird for them to not be ranked...
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Compilations definitely should not be ranked. Then you just end up with the same game ranked multiple times.

Super Mario Bros 3 is obviously not a compilation, is the point being made here, I think.
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Compilations should not be ranked, but the games in them should be in the database! Like the PS3 version of Portal, the Wii versions of Metroid Prime 1 and 2!
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