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Mario Bros. (PC-88)

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Advertising Blurbs

magazine advertisement - Atari 2600 (US):
    ATARI(r) PRESENTS MARIO BROS.

    Another smash arcade hit brought home only by Atari for use with the ATARI(r) 2600(tm) Game, Sears Video Arcade systems and versions exclusively for the ATARI 5200(tm) Super System.

    EXCITING 2 PLAYER ACTION!

    SOMETHING'S GUMMING UP THE PLUMBING...
    ♫ POOR LUIGI'S IN A BIND...
    ♫ KILLER TURTLES OUT TO GET HIM...
    ♫ GIANT CRABS ARE RIGHT BEHIND...
    ♫ FIGHTER FLIES, HOLY CRIPES!
    THEY'RE ALL COMING OUT THE PIPES!

    MARIO, WHERE ARE YOU?!

    (Source: inside front cover of "Tales of the Legion" Issue 317, Nov 1984)

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44532) on Mar 07, 2008.

www.nintendo.com – Wii Virtual Console:

    Mario and Luigi bring the POW! in this classic arcade game.

    Extra Game Features:
    • Originally released in June 1986
    • Download this Virtual Console title for only 500 Wii Points
    • Use the Classic Controller, Wii Remote or GCN Controller to play this game
    Mario and Luigi are doing some underground plumbing when all sorts of strange creatures come flying out of the pipes. Help the two brothers clear stages by collecting coins and avoiding getting hit by enemies. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they sit on, then kicking them away. But beware! Just when you think you got rid of them, they come back for more! Play against the computer or with a friend. Either way, this is one underground classic you will want to play time and time again.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 27, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – e-Reader:

    The arcade classic returns!



    Some of the world's greatest classic video games are making a triumphant return! Now, with e-Reader technology, the code for an entire game can be stored on a stack of just five cards! Just slide the e-Reader cards through an e-Reader attached to a Game Boy Advance and you're ready to play.

    In Mario Bros.-e, Mario jumps and kicks his way through slimy sewers crawling with bad guys. While dodging snapping jaws and clamping claws, try to collect as many coins as you can!

    The Mario Bros.-e card pack comes with five cards. Scan all five cards into your e-Reader accessory for Game Boy Advance, and you're ready to play!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Aug 25, 2005.

Back of Packaging-GBA e-Reader (US):
    Bonus rounds test your skill and speed. Get all the coins for a perfect score.

    Some enemies you need to bump twice from below.

    Bump the turtles from below then knock them off the ledge.

    PESTS IN THE PIPES


    There are pests in the plumbing and everyone’s favorite plumber has arrived to flush them out. Turtles, Crabs, Fighter Flies, Fireballs, and Freezies are mucking up the pipes and Mario must get rid of them by bumping them from below and stunning them. Once stunned, push them off the ledge and out of the picture. Run fast, jump high and outsmart the enemies in the arcade classic Mario Bros.

    Game Boy® Advance and e-Reader sold separately.

    LOOK FOR MORE GREAT CLASSICS!


    It’s video game software on cards! Plug the e-Reader accessory from Nintendo into a Game Boy® Advance system, scan the cards through the e-Reader and get ready to play! Both are required in order to scan data on e-Reader cards. Many e-Reader card series are available, and more are on the way!

    Look for the e-Reader icon on compatible card packs.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 11, 2004.

Back of Box-Atari 7800 (US):
    Mario and Luigi Battle the Pests

  • Three skill levels

  • For one or two players

  • For use with 7800 Pro-Line controllers

  • For Atari 7800 Series Systems

    Mario the carpenter and his brother Luigi are at it again! This time they must rid their house of crawling pests!

    These bizarre creatures have names like Shellcreeper, Sidestepper, and Fighterfly. Test your skills as you bump these pesky bugs off brick floors into the water below. But beware of Slipice the Iceman. You must stop him before he covers the floors with a treacherous layer of slippery ice!

    Collect as many coins as you can.

    Team up with a friend or brave it alone and help Mario and Luigi battle the crawling pests!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 11, 2004.

Back of Box-Atari 5200 (US):
    THE KNOCKOUT ARCADE HIT!

    Mario the carpenter, and his brother, Luigi, are at it again! This time they’re punching their way through a houseful of crawling pests. Help them punch the pests off floors and into a puddle of water below.

    MARIO BROS. has all the features of the challenging arcade hit—including a two-player game that lets you and a friend work as a team, or play against each other.

  • TWO-PLAYER ACTION!

  • GREAT GRAPHICS!

  • JUST LIKE THE ARCADE HIT!

    THIS CARTRIDGE CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE ATARI 5200’ SUPERSYSTEM

  • ONE OR TWO PLAYERS

  • Use your 5200 controllers with this ATARI game cartridge.

  • For use with North American and other NTSC television sets only.

  • Model 5247

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 10, 2004.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    THE ORIGINAL



    You and your brother Luigi are taking care of some plumbing problems underground when trouble starts. Out of the pipes come Turtles, Fighter Flies and Crabs. They look dangerous and they're heading your way! You have to run fast, jump high, and kick to stay ahead of these rascals. They're out to get you--but good!

    GAME PLAY: The aim of the game is to use your lightning speed and fast footwork to wipe out these sewer pests before time runs out! Punch a bad guy, and he's down but not out. He'll play dead and then come back strongor than ever. Punch the Power and the characters on all floors keel over. Beware of Freezies. They freeze the floors to make you slip and go down the drain! Try for a perfect score and all the coins on the bonus round. You can pick a one player game. Or team up with a friend for a double attack.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 26, 2004.

Back Cover - 2600 (US), 1987:

    ENGLISH

    Mario the carpenter and his brother, Luigi, are at it again! This time they're battling a barrage of crawling pests in a house full of surprises. Help Mario brave the battle alone, or team up with a friend for a two-brother battle.

    FRANÇAIS

    Mario le menuisier et son frère, Luigi, sont encore là! Cette fois, ils se battent contre un barrage d'insectes rampants dans une maison pleine de surprises. Aidez Mario à affronter la bataille tout seul, ou faîre équipe avec un ami pour une battaille avec les deux frères.

    DEUTSCH

    Tischler Mario und sein Bruder Luigi sind wiedermal dabei! Diesmal kämpfen sie gegen eine überwältigende Menge von Ungeziefer in einem Haus voller Uberraschungen an. Helfen Sie Mario im Alleinkampf, oder nehmen Sie gemeinsam mit einem Freund einen Zwei-Bruder-Kamp auf.

    ITALIANO

    Ed eccoli di nuovo! Mario, il falegname e suo fratello Luigi sono alle prese questa volta con un esercito di bestioline brulicanti, in una casa piena di sorprese. Aiutate Mario a fare piazza pulita da solo, oppure aggregatevi ad un amico per una battaglia con due fratelli.

    (Chinese characters)

    ESPAÑOL

    Mario, el carpintero, y su hermano Luigi, encuentran un nevo desafío. Esta vez, combaten a una multitud de plagas en una casa llena de sorpresas. Ayude a Mario a hacerles frente por sí solo, o únase con un amigo para una batalla con dos hermanos.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 06, 2004.

Back Cover - 2600 (US):
    MARIO AND LUIGI BATTLE THE PESTS!

    Mario the carpenter, and his brother Luigi, are at it again! This time they're battling a pipeful of crawling pests--bizarre creatures with names like Shellcreeper, Fighterfly, and Sidestepper. Test your skills as you bump these bugs off brick floors and into the water below.

    MARIO BROS. has all the features of the arcade hit--including a two-player game that allows you to team up with a friend or compete against each other.

    • GREAT GRAPHICS!
    • FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
    • CHALLENGE A FRIEND!
    • ONLY FROM ATARI!


    FOR USE WITH THE ATARI 2600 SERIES SYSTEMS, AND THE SEARS VIDEO ARCADE AND VIDEO ARCADE II.

    • ONE OR TWO PLAYERS
    • EIGHT DIFFICULTY LEVELS
    • Use your Joystick Controllers with this ATARI Game Program cartridge.
    • For use with North American and other NTSC television sets only.
    • Model 2697

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 06, 2004.

Back of Box:
    You'll need lighting-fast reactions to get out of this pipeline adventure alive!

    Mario and Luigi are doing some underground plumping when all sorts of weird creatures come flying out of the pipes. Turtles, crabs - even fighterflies - attack the helpless Mario Bros. It's up to you to kick, punch and knock out these sewer pests before time runs out! But beware. Just when you think you got rid of them, they come back for more! Play against the computer, or with a friend - either way, this is one underground classic you'll want to play time and time again!

    Players: 1 or 2

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69577) on Sep 30, 2002.