Mario Bros.

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Atari 2600
ZX Spectrum
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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 Title screen
Mario Bros. Atari 7800 Atari logo
Mario Bros. NES Starting a new two player game
Mario Bros. Atari 8-bit Two players; can you kick off all of the pests?

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 (3008)
Great NES game, with the first to feature simultaneous two players NES *Katakis* (37914)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Oct 07, 2006 A- 91
All Game Guide NES 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Nintendo Land NES 2003 72 out of 100 72
Tilt Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 14 out of 20 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 7 out of 10 70
neXGam Atari 2600 Jun 27, 2013 6.8 out of 10 68 Wii Jan 19, 2007 3 out of 5 60 (UK) Wii Jan 16, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Wii Dec 08, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 40 out of 100 40


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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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