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[[Image:Super Mario Bros. - NES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
 
[[Image:Super Mario Bros. - NES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|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 many, many times after my brother and I bought the NES Action Set at the end of the 1980s.
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'''''Super Mario Bros.''''' is an action platformer by [[Nintendo]] released on the [[NES]] in 1985 as the first in the "Super Mario" series, though not the first "[[Mario (Universe)|Mario]]" game.
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I first played it around 1987 at my baby sitter's house, and then, after my brother and I bought our own NES Action Set around 1988, many, many more times.
  
 
==Status==
 
==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.
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I own this game as an individual cart and as a dual cart with [[Duck Hunt]]. I have beaten it without warping or mining extra lives.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
Overall: 7/10
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* '''Overall:''' 7/10
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* '''Best Version:''' NES
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
 
* Over all, the game is a lot of fun with a solid challenge.
 
* 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.
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* There is a lot of variation among the levels. As you 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 graphics are quite good for the time.
 
* The music is nicely hummable.
 
* The music is nicely hummable.
* The addition of a second quest, though minor, adds replay to the game.
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* The addition of a harder second quest, though minor, adds replay to the game.
 
* I am awed that the developers were able to cram the entire game into 32K!
 
* I am awed that the developers were able to cram the entire game into 32K!
  
 
===Bad===
 
===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.
 
* I find the underwater music to be a bit grating.
 
* The ending is too short for such a difficult game.
 
* The ending is too short for such a difficult game.
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===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
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==Box Art==
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<gallery>
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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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</gallery>
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==Documentation==
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<gallery>
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Super Mario Bros. - NES - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 027.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, part 1.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 028.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, part 2.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 029.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, part 3.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 030.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, part 4.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 031.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, part 5.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 032.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, part 6.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 033.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, part 7.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 034.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, part 8.
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Official Nintendo Player's Guide - 136.jpg|Official Nintendo Player's Guide, blurb.
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Nintendo Power - 1988-06 - 052-053.jpg|Nintendo Power, 100 lives trick.
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</gallery>
  
 
==Maps==
 
==Maps==
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/nes/super-mario-bros mobygames.com/game/nes/super-mario-bros] - MobyGames.
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/nes/super-mario-bros mobygames.com/game/nes/super-mario-bros] - MobyGames.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros.] - Wikipedia.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros.] - Wikipedia.
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* [http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Super_Mario_Bros._(NES) vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Super_Mario_Bros._(NES)] - Music.
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* [http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php/Super_Mario_Bros. thealmightyguru.com/Games/Hacking/Wiki/index.php/Super_Mario_Bros.] - NES Hacker Database.
  
  

Latest revision as of 16:41, 1 September 2017

North American box art.

Super Mario Bros. is an action platformer by Nintendo released on the NES in 1985 as the first in the "Super Mario" series, though not the first "Mario" game.

I first played it around 1987 at my baby sitter's house, and then, after my brother and I bought our own NES Action Set around 1988, 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 mining extra lives.

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 you 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 harder 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

  • 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