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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

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Game Boy Color
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4.0
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Description

The Mushroom Kingdom has been invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of turtles who possess dark magic. Their king Bowser has transformed all its inhabitants into stones, bricks, and mushrooms; he has also captured Princess Toadstool. She is the only one who can break the evil spell. Imprisoned in a castle deep in Bowser's new found kingdom, Mario, a humble plumber, hears of the tragedy and sets out to free her.

Run, jump, and throw fireballs to defeat the evil Bowser and his minions.

The game features a remake of the original 1985 game, a challenge mode, and versus game option. Also included are records, an album, and a toy box. The Lost Levels is also included, but has to be unlocked first.

Screenshots

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Fire Mario shoots a jumping flame ball in his next target: a double of Goombas.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Crouched in a safe place, Mario waits the best moment to jump in one of the platforms.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Main menu.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Mario (powered by Super Star) smashing three Goombas at once.

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーマリオブラザーズデラックス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Does the classic NES game still hold up? Game Boy Color MasterMegid (897)
Pure platform gaming heaven! Game Boy Color Rensch (203)
This game is much improved from the original without ruining it. Game Boy Color Dark Lord (46)
Nintendo wasted a cartridge space for unnecessary extras instead of SMB2 and SMB3. Game Boy Color Eri Bellis (2)

The Press Says

Gaming Target Game Boy Color Jun 23, 2000 10 out of 10 100
IGN Game Boy Color Jul 21, 1999 10 out of 10 100
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jan 28, 2000 9.9 out of 10 99
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color May, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Super Play Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Color Jun 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Game Boy Color Aug, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Color Jul 23, 1999 18 out of 20 90
Portable Review Game Boy Color Oct 30, 2005 33 out of 40 82
HonestGamers Game Boy Color 1999 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Version differences

You cannot see as much of a scene at one time as on the NES version because the Game Boy Color does not have the same dimensions as a standard television set.

Awards

  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best Game Boy Platformer in 1999
Information also contributed by gamewarrior

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