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. Atari 8-bit Two players; can you kick off all of the pests?
Mario Bros. Atari 2600 Collect coins on the bonus phase.
Mario Bros. Atari 2600 Watch out for giant crabs!
Mario Bros. Atari 8-bit Try to take care of these shellcreepers...

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 (3011)
Great NES game, with the first to feature simultaneous two players NES *Katakis* (37904)

Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jul 21, 1999 A- 91
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Atari 5200 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 8 out of 12 67
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 64 out of 100 64 (UK) Wii Jan 16, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 20, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60


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About the PC-88/ Apple ports 1 Trypticon (10066)
Apr 05, 2011



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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