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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

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Game Boy Color
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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.


Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Chasing down a 1up mushroom.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Mario collecting lots of coins in a hidden underground depth.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Bowser becomes more difficult in later levels.
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)

Critic Reviews

IGN Game Boy Color Jul 21, 1999 10 out of 10 100
Nintendo Life Game Boy Color Mar 29, 2010 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Game Boy Color Aug, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 1999 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Color Jun 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Portable Review Game Boy Color Oct 30, 2005 33 out of 40 82
Gamekult Game Boy Color Oct 20, 2000 8 out of 10 80
WiiDSFrance Nintendo 3DS Apr 09, 2014 4 out of 10 40


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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.


  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best Game Boy Platformer in 1999
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