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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 2600 Watch out for giant crabs!
Mario Bros. Arcade Information about two-player mode
Mario Bros. Game Boy Advance Coins and koopas
Mario Bros. Atari 8-bit It's tough to stop on a frozen platform

Promo Images

Mario Bros. Screenshot
Mario Bros. Screenshot
Mario Bros. Screenshot

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 (3001)
Great NES game, with the first to feature simultaneous two players NES *Katakis* (38317)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jul 21, 1999 A- 91
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
Tilt Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 14 out of 20 70
neXGam Atari 2600 Jun 27, 2013 6.8 out of 10 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 8 out of 12 67
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 64 out of 100 64
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 24 out of 40 60 NES Dec, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Wii Nov 22, 2006 4.9 out of 10 49


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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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