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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 7800 Beginning the game
Mario Bros. Atari 8-bit Fighterflies can only be flipped over when they land
Mario Bros. Atari 8-bit These sidestepping crabs need to be hit twice before they flip over
Mario Bros. ZX Spectrum Title screen

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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* (38210)

Critic Reviews

Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Nov 04, 2006 B+ 83
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Land NES 2003 72 out of 100 72
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 64 out of 100 64 NES Dec, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 24 out of 40 60 (UK) Wii Jan 16, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 40 out of 100 40
Mag'64 Wii Aug 31, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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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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