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{{Infobox game
| name = Dian Shi Ma Li
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|name = Dian Shi Ma Li
| image = Image:DianShiMaLiUnhacked.png
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|image = File:DianShiMaLiUnhacked.png
| imagewidth = 250
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|caption = Dian Shi Ma Li's title screen.
| caption = Dian Shi Ma Li's title screen
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|publisher = [[Fiver Firm|Namco Corporation]]
| publisher = "Namco Corporation" (Unknown)
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|developer =
| developer = [[Bit Corp.]]
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|console = Famicom
| console = Famicom
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|date = 1989
| date = 1989
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|engine = Unknown
| engine = Unknown
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|sound =
| sound = Bit Corp.
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|alt = ''Big TV Mary Bar''
| alt = Big TV Mary Bar
 
 
}}
 
}}
'''''Dian Shi Ma Li''''' (English: "''Television Mari''") is a Famicom game based on the Taiwanese "Xiao Ma Li" gambling machines, apparently made by "Namco Corporation" (although this is more than likely to be by [[Bit Corp.]] based on the quality and its similarity to ''Jackpot'') in 1989. It is well-known for featuring Fortran (who is based strongly on Mario) and the phrase "Push Start To Rich".
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'''''Dian Shi Ma Li''''' (Traditional Chinese:電視瑪琍 / Simplified Chinese: 电视玛琍, literally "Television Mari", official English title '''''Big TV Mary Bar''''') is a Famicom game based on the Taiwanese "''[[Xiao Ma Li]]''" gambling machines. It was published by "[[Fiver Firm|Namco Corporation]]" in 1989 and was likely developed by the same team as several [[Bit Corp.]] games based on the quality and its similarity to ''Jackpot''. It is well-known for featuring a poorly pixelated Mario with an F on his cap and the phrase "Push Start To Rich". This game is very popular in China.
==Overview==
 
[[File:DianShiMaLiGameplay.png|thumb|left|192px|Dian Shi Ma Li's Gameplay]]The objective of the game is to gain as many credits as possible, mainly through betting on the numerous icons you'd find on a slot machine. The control system is awkward and like several Atari 2600 games such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raiders_of_the_Lost_Ark_%28video_game%29 Raiders of the Lost Ark], requires two controllers to play properly. Each button on the first controller (including the D-pad) is assigned to putting bet on a certain icon (i.e. The A button puts bets on the cherry icon) with the exception of Bar, which is done by pressing A on the second controller. Pressing B on the second controller will start the machine, which can also be done by betting 180 credits. Winning a bet triggers a primitive rendition of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and Fortran hitting a block. If the item that the pointer landed on appears above the block Fortran hit, the amount of credits won will be doubled. During or after this, pressing down on the D-pad will start the next round, while pressing up starts a bonus card game where you have to guess whether the next card will be high or low, with 8 and lower being small and 9 and above being high. The player can gain double the amount of money they won if they guess right.
 
   
If the pointer lands on the coin item then the phrase "Push Start To Rich" flashes near the bottom of the screen and the timer (on the right of the gameplay image) is set to a certain amount of seconds, where tapping the start button makes Fortran jump into the block, gaining 10 credits every time he does this. This part (as well as a high-resolution version of Fortran's idle sprite, and the normal sprite of Fortran) became a minor internet meme.
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== Overview ==
==Trivia==
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[[File:DianShiMaLiGameplay.png|thumb|left|''Dian Shi Ma Li''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s gameplay.]]
*The unhacked release claims to be called "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyjBuOCHyOQ Big TV Mary Bar]", made by Namco Corporation in Taiwan in 1989. It also includes the message "For Amusement only", which appears in ''Jackpot'', made by Bit Corp.
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The objective of the game is to gain as many credits as possible, mainly through betting on the numerous icons you'd find on a slot machine. The control system is awkward and like several Atari 2600 games such as [[Wikipedia:Raiders of the Lost Ark (video game)|''Raiders of the Lost Ark'']], requires two controllers to play properly. Each button on the first controller (including the D-pad) is assigned to putting bet on a certain icon (i.e. The A button puts bets on the cherry icon) with the exception of Bar, which is done by pressing A on the second controller. Pressing B on the second controller will start the machine, which can also be done by betting 180 credits. Winning a bet triggers a primitive rendition of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and the character hitting a block. If the item that the pointer landed on appears above the hitted birkc, the amount of credits won will be doubled. During or after this, pressing down on the D-pad will start the next round, while pressing up starts a bonus card game where you have to guess whether the next card will be high or low, with 8 and lower being small and 9 and above being high. The player can gain double the amount of money they won if they guess right.
*There is a cheat.Pressing start while receiving bonus gives you more extra bonus.As it says when you hit the coin.
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*The main board looks somewhat similar to the one from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_Your_Luck Press Your Luck].
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If the pointer lands on the coin item then the phrase "Push Start To Rich" flashes near the bottom of the screen and the timer (on the right of the gameplay image) is set to a certain amount of seconds, where tapping the start button makes the player jump into the block, gaining 10 credits every time he does this.
*[[Idea-Tek]] released another Famicom adaptation of Xiao Ma Li, simply titled ''[[Xiao Ma Li|Xiao Ma Li]]''.
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*The dumped version of this game is a pirated version which removes the text on the title screen.
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== Trivia ==
*Unused tiles within the game reveal the text "Fortran" which is assumed to be either, the name of the strange Mario ripoff or the name of the development team. 
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*The original release claims to be called "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyjBuOCHyOQ ''Big TV Mary Bar'']", made by Namco Corporation in Taiwan in 1989. It also includes the message "For Amusement only", which appears in ''Jackpot'', released by Bit Corp.
**An "F" logo appears alongside the text, which can also be found in the Bit Corp games ''Jackpot'' and ''Sheng Hen Pao'' (Strip Poker).
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*A pirated version also exists version which removes the text on the title screen.
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*Pressing start while you're hitting the block will result in a larger bonus
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*The main board looks somewhat similar to the one from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_Your_Luck Press Your Luck]''.
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*[[Idea-Tek]] released another Famicom adaptation of ''Xiao Ma Li'', simply titled ''Xiao Ma Li''.
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*Unused tiles within the game reveal the text "Fortran" which is assumed to be either the name of the strange Mario ripoff or the name of the development team. The name "Fortran" is generally assigned to the Mario sprite on the internet.
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**An "F" logo appears alongside the text, which can also be found in the Bit Corp games ''Jackpot'' and ''Sheng Hen Pao'' (Strip Poker).
 
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortran Fortran] is one of the earliest programming languages that was "portable", or one that could be used on multiple machines. Fortran could also be a misspelling of "Fortune".
 
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortran Fortran] is one of the earliest programming languages that was "portable", or one that could be used on multiple machines. Fortran could also be a misspelling of "Fortune".
*Fortran appears on the title screen of ''[[Mario Pirate Hacks#Mario IV|Mario IV]]'', ''[[Street Fighter II: The World Warrior|Mario Fighter III]]'' and ''[[Mario Pirate Hacks#Grand Dad: Super Mario 7|Grand Dad 7]] ''''' '''slighty edited.
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**The F on his cap is either a reference to Fortran or the publisher, Fiver Firm.
**Fortran being referred to as "Grand Dad" originates from a [https://youtu.be/v2UzROUj0yE?t=54m52s popular stream] where Joel from Vinesauce plays the Flintstones hack, ''Grand Dad 7. GRAND DAD From Grand Dad 7 is a sprite edit of fortran''.
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*Fortran appears on the title screen of [[Mario Pirate Hacks#Mario IV|''Mario IV'']], [[Street Fighter II: The World Warrior|''Mario Fighter III'']], and ''[[7 Grand Dad]]'' with edited colors and the Chinese character "王" (''Wang'', meaning King) instead of an F.
   
==Gallery==
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== Gallery ==
<gallery captionalign="left">
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<gallery>
Dian_Shi_Ma_Li.jpg|Cartridge
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Dian Shi Ma Li.jpg|Cartridge.
DianShiMaLiIntro.png|The hacked version without the copyright
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DianShiMaLiIntro.png|The hacked version without the copyright.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== Gameplay ==
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[[File:Dian Shi Ma Li (Famicom) - Gameplay|thumb|centre]]
 
[[Category:Games]]
 
[[Category:Games]]
 
[[Category:Famicom/NES games]]
 
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[[Category:Gambling games]]
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[[Category:1989 video games]]
 
[[Category:Mario games]]
 
[[Category:Mario games]]

Latest revision as of 21:24, May 27, 2020

Dian Shi Ma Li
DianShiMaLiUnhacked
Dian Shi Ma Li's title screen.
Publisher Namco Corporation
Console Famicom
Date 1989
Engine Unknown
Alternate names/hacks Big TV Mary Bar

Dian Shi Ma Li (Traditional Chinese:電視瑪琍 / Simplified Chinese: 电视玛琍, literally "Television Mari", official English title Big TV Mary Bar) is a Famicom game based on the Taiwanese "Xiao Ma Li" gambling machines. It was published by "Namco Corporation" in 1989 and was likely developed by the same team as several Bit Corp. games based on the quality and its similarity to Jackpot. It is well-known for featuring a poorly pixelated Mario with an F on his cap and the phrase "Push Start To Rich". This game is very popular in China.

Overview Edit

DianShiMaLiGameplay

Dian Shi Ma Li's gameplay.

The objective of the game is to gain as many credits as possible, mainly through betting on the numerous icons you'd find on a slot machine. The control system is awkward and like several Atari 2600 games such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, requires two controllers to play properly. Each button on the first controller (including the D-pad) is assigned to putting bet on a certain icon (i.e. The A button puts bets on the cherry icon) with the exception of Bar, which is done by pressing A on the second controller. Pressing B on the second controller will start the machine, which can also be done by betting 180 credits. Winning a bet triggers a primitive rendition of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and the character hitting a block. If the item that the pointer landed on appears above the hitted birkc, the amount of credits won will be doubled. During or after this, pressing down on the D-pad will start the next round, while pressing up starts a bonus card game where you have to guess whether the next card will be high or low, with 8 and lower being small and 9 and above being high. The player can gain double the amount of money they won if they guess right.

If the pointer lands on the coin item then the phrase "Push Start To Rich" flashes near the bottom of the screen and the timer (on the right of the gameplay image) is set to a certain amount of seconds, where tapping the start button makes the player jump into the block, gaining 10 credits every time he does this.

Trivia Edit

  • The original release claims to be called "Big TV Mary Bar", made by Namco Corporation in Taiwan in 1989. It also includes the message "For Amusement only", which appears in Jackpot, released by Bit Corp.
  • A pirated version also exists version which removes the text on the title screen.
  • Pressing start while you're hitting the block will result in a larger bonus
  • The main board looks somewhat similar to the one from Press Your Luck.
  • Idea-Tek released another Famicom adaptation of Xiao Ma Li, simply titled Xiao Ma Li.
  • Unused tiles within the game reveal the text "Fortran" which is assumed to be either the name of the strange Mario ripoff or the name of the development team. The name "Fortran" is generally assigned to the Mario sprite on the internet.
    • An "F" logo appears alongside the text, which can also be found in the Bit Corp games Jackpot and Sheng Hen Pao (Strip Poker).
    • Fortran is one of the earliest programming languages that was "portable", or one that could be used on multiple machines. Fortran could also be a misspelling of "Fortune".
    • The F on his cap is either a reference to Fortran or the publisher, Fiver Firm.
  • Fortran appears on the title screen of Mario IV, Mario Fighter III, and 7 Grand Dad with edited colors and the Chinese character "王" (Wang, meaning King) instead of an F.

Gallery Edit

Gameplay Edit

Dian Shi Ma Li (Famicom) - Gameplay

Dian Shi Ma Li (Famicom) - Gameplay

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