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==Box Art==
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Super Mario Bros. - NES - Japan.jpg|The Japanese box art (and some European releases), perfectly captures the surreal cartoonish vibe of the game and shows the various enemies you'll meet along the journey. My favorite box art, obviously.
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Super Mario Bros. - NES - USA.jpg|The North American box shares the hideous pixel art of all the launch titles.
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==Documentation==
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Super Mario Bros. - NES - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 027.jpg|Nintendo Player's Guide, part 1.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 028.jpg|Nintendo Player's Guide, part 2.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 029.jpg|Nintendo Player's Guide, part 3.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 030.jpg|Nintendo Player's Guide, part 4.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 031.jpg|Nintendo Player's Guide, part 5.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 032.jpg|Nintendo Player's Guide, part 6.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 033.jpg|Nintendo Player's Guide, part 7.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 034.jpg|Nintendo Player's Guide, part 8.
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Nintendo Power - 1988-06 - 052-053.jpg|Nintendo Power, 100 lives trick.
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==Maps==
 
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Super Mario Bros. - NES - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
 
 
Super Mario Bros. - Mario Dies On the Cover.png|Yes, I was the first to make this publicly known.
 
Super Mario Bros. - Mario Dies On the Cover.png|Yes, I was the first to make this publicly known.
 
Super Mario Bros. - Fire Mario Jumps.jpg|Fan art of Fire Mario jumping.
 
Super Mario Bros. - Fire Mario Jumps.jpg|Fan art of Fire Mario jumping.

Revision as of 15:01, 12 June 2017

North American box art.

Super Mario Bros. is an action platformer by Nintendo released in 1985 as the first in the "Super Mario" series, though not the first "Mario" game. I first played it in the 1980s at my baby sitter's house, and then, after my brother and I bought the NES Action Set at the end of the 1980s, many, many more times.

Status

I own this game as an individual cart and as a dual cart with Duck Hunt. I have beaten it without warping or needing to mine extra lives in 3-1.

Review

  • Overall: 7/10
  • Best Version: NES

Good

  • Over all, the game is a lot of fun with a solid challenge.
  • There is a lot of variation among the levels. As your progress in the game there are new enemies, platforms, springs, etc., and the levels vary from day, night, underground, underwater, tree tops, bridges, inside castles, outside castles, winter, etc.
  • The graphics are quite good for the time.
  • The music is nicely hummable.
  • The addition of a second quest, though minor, adds replay to the game.
  • I am awed that the developers were able to cram the entire game into 32K!

Bad

  • Near the end, the game becomes very difficult, too difficult for a general audience.
  • I find the underwater music to be a bit grating.
  • The ending is too short for such a difficult game.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Gallery

Links