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Mario Bros.

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Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.

The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types, but with the same objective. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they sit on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when a set number of coins is collected.

For the two player mode, the first to collect the set amount of coins wins.


Mario Bros. Commodore 64 Loading screen (UK version)
Mario Bros. ZX Spectrum Title screen
Mario Bros. Atari 5200 Watch out for giant crabs!
Mario Bros. Arcade Attack turtles

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario Brothers" -- alternate spelling
  • "Mario Bros.-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "マリオブラザーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A Tale of Two Plumbers NES BigJKO (68)
Haven't we met somewhere before? NES PCGamer77 (3027)
Great game, especially when you are playing with a friend NES *Katakis* (37818)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jul 21, 1999 A- 91
All Game Guide NES 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo Land NES 2003 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 20, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 55 out of 100 55
IGN Wii Dec 08, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 45 out of 100 45


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This game marks the first appearance of Mario's brother, Luigi.

Unreleased ports

An earlier conversion for the C64 by Atarisoft was not commercially released according to Gregg Tavares, one of the programmers. The same applies to an Apple II conversion programmed by Jimmy Huey.

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