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Super Mario Bros. (NES)

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Written by  :  STU2 (72)
Written on  :  Aug 23, 2005
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

The first jump heard around the world.

The Good

From the opening music and the first coin to the music that plays whenever you die, this game is a classic. A staple of nearly every friend of mine growing up, I played this game many different times without ever actually owning a Nintendo myself.

This was the game that everyone had. Go to a friend's house and check their collection, and odds are within minutes you will playing either this or trying to shoot that dang dog that pops up in Duck Hunt.

The Bad

This game is a classic in every sense of the word. And is a great example of what true gaming is like: simple and fun. The only complaint I have with it is that you can't save your game, so I never once had the time to beat it growing up.

The Bottom Line

Mario must go in search of the Princess. To do so, you will control Mario as he jumps Goombas and Turtles, while upgrading himself with mushroom and flowers. You can also collect coins to win extra lives to continue the game.