There are no reviews for the Atari 5200 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Overall MobyScore (7 votes)
MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here
for more information about MobyRank.
The Video Game Critic
Mario looks odd in this game - his head looks too small - but in general the graphics are crisp and arcade-like. But what truly impressed me about this game are the little details. If a turtle lies on his back for too long, he'll crawl out of his shell and flip it over himself! The crabs look totally pissed off, and when they grab you with their pinchers, the crunching sound effect even sounds painful! The game's two-player simultaneous mode should be the highlight, but I found it somewhat frustrating because the other guy is always trying to screw you over. As a game, Mario Bros. may not be as fun as Centipede, Joust, or Defender, but it's still an well-executed, quality arcade title.
All Game Guide
Mario Bros. may seem like nothing more than a simplistic, non-scrolling platform game
on the surface, but play it awhile and you'll find that it has a surprising degree of depth.