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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color)

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Description

The Mushroom Kingdom has been invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of turtles who possess dark magic. Their king Bowser has transformed all its inhabitants into stones, bricks, and mushrooms; he has also captured Princess Toadstool. She is the only one who can break the evil spell. Imprisoned in a castle deep in Bowser's new found kingdom, Mario, a humble plumber, hears of the tragedy and sets out to free her.

Run, jump, and throw fireballs to defeat the evil Bowser and his minions.

The game features a remake of the original 1985 game, a challenge mode, and versus game option. Also included are records, an album, and a toy box. The Lost Levels is also included, but has to be unlocked first.

Screenshots

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Shouldn't the fire have... never mind.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Title screen.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Welcome to the Warp Zone!
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Before Bowser spits his fireball, Mario strikes back shooting some fireballs too.

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーマリオブラザーズデラックス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Does the classic NES game still hold up? MasterMegid (897) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Pure platform gaming heaven! Rensch (203) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This game is much improved from the original without ruining it. Dark Lord (46) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Nintendo wasted a cartridge space for unnecessary extras instead of SMB2 and SMB3. Eri Bellis (2) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Jul 21, 1999 10 out of 10 100
GameSpot Jan 28, 2000 9.9 out of 10 99
Super Play Jul, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Nintendo Land 2003 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited Aug, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 23, 1999 18 out of 20 90
Electric Playground 1999 9 out of 10 90
Portable Review Oct 30, 2005 33 out of 40 82
Gamekult Oct 20, 2000 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers 1999 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Version differences

You cannot see as much of a scene at one time as on the NES version because the Game Boy Color does not have the same dimensions as a standard television set.

Awards

  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best Game Boy Platformer in 1999
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Macintrash (2513) added Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color) on Jun 24, 2001
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