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Super Mario Bros.

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Official Nintendo Web Page (Wii Version):
    System: Wii
    Release Date: 1985
    No. of Players: 2 players alternating
    Category: Action
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Wii Points: 500

    Game Overview

    Rediscover Mario & Luigi's first great adventure!

    One day, the Mushroom Kingdom was invaded by the Koopas, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic. The quiet, peace-loving Mushroom People were turned into stones, bricks and even plants, and the kingdom fell into ruin. The only one who can undo the magic spell is Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King. Unfortunately, she is in the hands of evil king Bowser. Mario, the famous plumber, learns of the Mushroom People's plight and sets out to free the Mushroom Princess from the Koopas and restore the fallen kingdom. Jump, kick shells and throw fireballs through eight action-packed worlds in this iconic NES classic!

    Contributed by Michael Cassidy (6144) on Sep 15, 2012.

Official Nintendo Web Page (3DS Version):
    Release Date: Feb 16, 2012
    No. of Players: 2 players alternating
    Category: Action
    Publisher: Nintendo

    Game Overview

    Do you have what it takes to save the Mushroom Princess?

    Rediscover Mario™ and Luigi’s first great adventure. One day, the Mushroom Kingdom was invaded by the Koopas, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic. The quiet, peace-loving Mushroom People were turned into stones, bricks and even plants, and the kingdom fell into ruin. The only one who can undo the magic spell is Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King. Unfortunately, she is in the hands of evil king Bowser™. Mario learns of the Mushroom People’s plight and sets out to free the princess from the Koopas and restore the fallen kingdom. Jump, kick shells and throw fireballs through eight action-packed worlds in this iconic NES™ classic.

    This game is only playable in 2D.

    Contributed by Michael Cassidy (6144) on Aug 17, 2012.

Back of Box – NES (Australia and New Zealand):
    The Mushroom Princess is being held captive by the evil Koopa tribe of turtles. It's up to you to rescue her before time runs out. You'll have hours of fun with Mario and Luigi in this all new adventure.

    Players: 1 or 2

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Aug 04, 2008.

www.nintendo.com - Wii:

    Rescue the Princess

    Rediscover Mario & Luigi's first great adventure!

    One day, the Mushroom Kingdom was invaded by the Koopas, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic. The quiet, peace-loving Mushroom People were turned into stones, bricks and even plants, and the kingdom fell into ruin. The only one who can undo the magic spell is Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King. Unfortunately, she is in the hands of evil king Bowser. Mario, the famous plumber, learns of the Mushroom People's plight and sets out to free the Mushroom Princess from the Koopas and restore the fallen kingdom. Jump, kick shells and throw fireballs through eight action-packed worlds in this iconic NES classic!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53679) on Feb 08, 2007.

Back of Box - GBA (US):
    Join Mario on his Bowser-bashing Classic NES quest for the Game Boy Advance!

    Super Mario Bros. defined the side-scrolling genre and propelled the heroic plumber to superstardom. Now you can revive those goomba-stompin' glory days of the '80s on your Game Boy Advance! Bowser and his evil henchmen have invaded the Mushroom Kingdom and kidnapped Princess Toadstool - it's up to Mario to come to the rescue and kick some Koopa!

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 11, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:

    The game that started it all.



    Might as well jump.

    Features


    • The first epic battle between Mario and Bowser
    • Tons of classic puzzles
    • Goomba-stomping at its finest
    • Two players can alternate with a single Game Pak or via
    • Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable


    Famous jumps of the mid-1980s: Carl Lewis's long jump in the 1984 Summer Olympics, 1984's "Jump" by Van Halen and Mario jumping on top of flag poles, pipes and everything else he could get his feet on in 1985. Which one is still jumping? Mario, of course, thanks in part to the re-release of the title that made him a household name. Relive the mushroom-eating, Koopa-stomping action in Super Mario Bros., part of the NES Classics series for the Game Boy Advance.

    Who will ever forget the first time they found a warp pipe or cleared the game? Sometimes the memory fades and the trigger finger gets slower as you become an old-timer. So beating the game again could pose a challenge. Surely after a half hour with the game, it will all come back to you. And if you weren't even around when Super Mario Bros. first wowed the gaming world, you owe it to yourself to check out some of the greatest gameplay ever.

    Not to be left out, Luigi does his share of brick bustin' and pipe crawlin'. Two players can alternate play with a single Game Pak or with GBAs linked by a Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable. You'll still have to wait a long time if the person you play with is as good at jumping on the Koopas as you are at jumping into them.

    Bottom Line

    Save your high score and then go for more. The rebirth of Mario is a comeback worth playing.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Apr 23, 2005.

Back of Box–NES (Germany):
    Besitzt Du die Fähigkeit, die Prinzessin der Pilzmenschen zu retten?

    Du wirst schnell entscheiden und Dich noch mehr beeilen müssen, um diese Suche erfolgreich beenden zu können! Die Prinzessin wird von den bösen KOOPA, einem Stamm der Schildkröten, gefangengehalten. Es liegt einzig und allein an Dir, sie rechtzeitig aus den Klauen des Königs der Kupas zu befreien. Aber es wird nicht leicht sein. Um zur Prinzessin zu gelangen, wirst Du hohe Berge überwinden, Meere durchqueren und tiefe Abgründe umgehen müssen. Du wirst gegen die Armee der Schildkröten kämpfen und Dich gegen eine Unmenge von magischen schwarzen Fallen zur Wehr setzen müssen, wie sie nur ein König der Kupas ersinnen kann. Ein weiteres Nonstop-Abenteuer von SUPER MARIO BROS.!

    Für einen oder zwei Spieler

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 15, 2004.

www.classicnesseries.com :
    Jumpin’ Genius

    At long last, one of the best-selling NES games of all time comes to the Game Boy Advance. Play as either Mario or, in two-player mode, Luigi, on a Goomba-stomping, flame-breathing journey through a bizarre world of pipes, platforms and Piranha Plants. This is the game that propelled both Mario and his creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, to superstardom. Miyamoto’s outstanding game design, brilliant play control and unforgettable secrets set the gold standard that many have tried but failed to equal. Accept no substitutes. Play the original.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 07, 2004.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    ADVENTURE IN THE MUSHROOM KINGDOM



    The kingdom of the peaceful Mushroom people has been invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of evil turtles. The Mushroom people were turned into stones, bricks and plants, and the Princess Toadstool, daughter of the Mushroom King, was taken by the Koopa Turtle King. Mario hears of their plight and sets out on a quest to free the people and save the Princess.

    GAME PLAY: You are Mario. Ahead, you face vast worlds riddled with many different enemies and secrets. Magic mushrooms make you big enough to break overheard bricks with your head. Fireflowers let you shoot fireballs to hit the turtle clan and others that stand in your way. Special mushrooms appear out of thin air for extra lives. Get more lives by collecting coins hidden in bricks and underground caverns and other secret places. Journey through lovely garden worlds, underground caverns, pod worlds, and underwater worlds. Careful! Each has deadly characters. Discover a Warp Zone shortcut, and maybe even a Minus World! Your quest is full of surprises!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 23, 2004.

Back of Box:
    Do you have what is takes to save the Mushroom Princess?

    You'll have to think fast and move even faster to complete this quest! The Mushroom Princess is being held captive by the evil Koopa tribe of turtles. It's up to you to rescue her from the clutches of the Koopa King before time runs out. But it won't be easy. To get to the Princess, you'll have to climb mountains, cross seas, avoid bottomless pits, fight off turtle soldiers and a host of black magic traps that only a Koopa King can devise. It's another non-stop adventure from the SUPER MARIO BROS.!

    Players: 1 or 2

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69577) on Oct 01, 2002.