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Mario Bros.

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Atari 7800
Atari 8-bit
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. Amstrad CPC Title screen 2
Mario Bros. Arcade Bonus round
Mario Bros. Amstrad CPC Title screen 1
Mario Bros. NES Watch out for fireballs and giant crabs

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 (3020)
Great game, especially when you are playing with a friend NES *Katakis* (37853)

The Press Says

Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Dec, 1983 2 out of 6 80
Nintendo Master NES 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Land NES 2003 72 out of 100 72
Tilt Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 14 out of 20 70
Power Play NES 1987 6.5 out of 10 65
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 64 out of 100 64
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Wii Nov 22, 2006 4.9 out of 10 49


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About the PC-88/ Apple ports 1 Trypticon (8787)
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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