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Mario Bros. (NES)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A Tale of Two Plumbers BigJKO (68) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Haven't we met somewhere before? PCGamer77 (3026) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Great game, especially when you are playing with a friend *Katakis* (37823) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (59 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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90
All Game Guide
Mario Bros. for the NES includes all the elements that made the arcade original such a super time, including the riotous two-player simultaneous mode. All ports should remain this faithful to their coin-op counterparts.
80
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
What makes the game really enjoyable is the one or two-player option, which allows Mario and Luigi to play simultaneously, either as a team, or as enemies (it depends on your choice of tactics). For me, the competitive edge of two players battling together really makes the game - but the game is still incredibly enjoyable when you play solo. The graphics are simple and clean, but it's the gameplay is superb; simple, yet incredibly addictive. Go for it!
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Épisode qui ne connut pas le même succès qu’un Super Mario Bros, ce jeu n'en reste pas moins l'ossature de la série. Proposant un gameplay arcade soigné et accrocheur, on prend un certain plaisir à sauter dans des égouts basiques mais colorés. Les fous furieux du score se retrouveront, malgré une difficulté rebutante qui découragera les moins patients. Le mode deux joueurs ajoute un petit vent de fraîcheur. La lutte pour la victoire se fait plus rude mais toujours dans la bonne humeur. Au passage, les non-possesseurs de NES peuvent toujours se rabattre sur les versions remake GBA des Super Mario Bros. qui intègrent Mario Bros, en tant que mini-jeu bonus.
75
Nintendo Master
Mario Bros est un jeu simple et efficace comme on n’en trouve plus, vraiment intéressant et palpitant, et c’est un plaisir de ce taper une partie de ce classique revisité en option dans Super Mario Bros 3. Un peu de paix et de tortues dans ce monde …
72
Nintendo Land
The game where Mario gets his real name and profession and Luigi Mario´s younger brother makes his first appearance. Mario and Luigi jumps around on one screen level and must defeat various enemies by jumping up and punching the platform under the enemies so that they bounce up in the air and land on their backs. Then Mario or Luigi can run and beat the crap out of them! Through the game you only faces around 3-5 different types of enemies and all the course looks exactly the same. This makes this game a little bit boring after a while even if you can play Mario Bros with a friend. Mario Bros is more varied game than the Donkey Kong games but can´t be compared with games like SMB1, 2 and 3. I recommend that you but SMB 3 instead where you get Mario Bros as a sub game for free!
67
NES Archives
This is a great translation of a mediocre old-school arcade game. If you love early video games or are a huge fan of Mario then you won’t be disappointed. Otherwise you can give this one a pass.
65
Power Play
Und noch ein „Golden Oldie“ für das Nintendo-System. Mario Bros. mag schon einige Jahre auf dem Buckel haben, doch an seinen Qualitäten hat sich bis heute nichts geändert. Die Nintendo-Version von Mario Bros. ist rundum gelungen. Vor allem zu zweit wird viel Spielspaß geboten. Doch auch wenn ich alleine vor der Mattscheibe sitze, wandert dieses Cartridge immer wieder in den Modulschacht. Warum allerdings manche Sprites zeitweise flackern, ist mir ein Rätsel. Wer öfters einen Mitspieler zur Hand hat, sollte sich Mario Bros. zulegen.
60
Pixel-Heroes.de
"Mario Bros." ist ein schon längst überholtes Spiel, dass heutzutage wirklich nur noch echten Mario-Fans und Spielern der ersten Stunde, sprich wahren Nostalgikern, zusagen wird. Da ich mich zur zweiten Gruppe zähle und das Spiel früher echt gerne gezockt habe, gibt es von mir noch sechs Gnadenpunkte.