Mario Bros.

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
3.6
Atari 7800
...
3.9
ZX Spectrum
...
3.2
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Mario Bros. Arcade Title screen (Nintendo PlayChoice-10)
Mario Bros. Atari 7800 Fighter flies enter the scene...
Mario Bros. Atari 5200 Gameplay on the first level
Mario Bros. Commodore 64 Starting a two player game. (UK version)

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

A Tale of Two Plumbers NES BigJKO (68)
Haven't we met somewhere before? NES PCGamer77 (3013)
Great NES game, with the first to feature simultaneous two players NES *Katakis* (37875)

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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo Master NES 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
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
NES Archives NES Feb 28, 2008 B- 67
Power Play NES 1987 6.5 out of 10 65
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 55 out of 100 55
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 40 out of 100 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
About the PC-88/ Apple ports 1 Trypticon (8986)
Apr 05, 2011

Trivia

Introduction

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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