Re: Games That You've Beaten
What's your experience with SMB3 up until now; surely you've played it before?
From memory, I came up with these Atari 2600 games that have endings (looking at a complete list of 2600 games would probably reveal several more that have slipped my mind):
Pitfall 2: Lost Caverns
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Riddle of the Sphinx
Unsure that they all qualified, I did a web search and turned up some threads that mention all of those and some more, except for Space Shuttle.
KRULL was a title that I was ashamed to have not thought of. It's been years since I played, though.
I did beat Mega Man 2-6 through FCE Ultra. While I did beat other games, it was all done through Saved States.
I do have SMB3 now (just got it yesterday), so I'll probably be able to increase the list by one in the future. :-)
As for the Atari 2600 list, "River Raid" is sort of beatable; some versions actually have an ending sequence, and it's launched when your score goes above 1,000,000 points. On many versions though, when you reach the million-points mark, you just die instantaneously instead.