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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 Mario (powered by Super Star) smashing three Goombas at once.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Chasing down a 1up mushroom.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Found a hidden beanstalk.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color Finishing one of the challenge stages.

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

Gaming Age Game Boy Color Jun 02, 1999 A 100
Super Play (Sweden) Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Nintendo Land Game Boy Color 2003 91 out of 100 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Color Jun 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 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
Digitally Downloaded Nintendo 3DS Feb 28, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
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