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It's no secret that the original Mario Bros. game is beginning to look a bit dated, but it's difficult to ignore the fun factor of the game. As a single player experience it might prove to be a bit too redundant for anyone other than diehard fans of the original, but if you can round up a second player, you're likely to get far more out of the experience. It might not be the mega hit Donkey Kong was, but it's still a great game and one worth checking out for fans of the early arcade games.
Wie eingangs erwähnt beginnt der echte Spaß allerdings erst im Spiel mit oder gegen einen Freund. Besonders im Wettstreit treibt man sich gegenseitig zur Weißglut, bis zunächst Wein, dann Weib und irgendwann Haus und Hof als Einsatz auf dem Spiel stehen. Wer zu Hause noch ein Super Nintendo herumstehen hat, sollte sich aber erst vergewissern, dass nicht irgendwo noch ein Super Mario Allstars-Modul herumliegt – auf diesem ist der Hüpfer nämlich in einer aufpolierten Fassung enthalten
With two players in the mix, things naturally get competitive as you try to bump off more pests than your friend. You can even bump the other guy straight into harm's way, either intentionally or by accident, a reality that makes both players stay on their toes. For the time, this gameplay was deep. Today, without the incentive of having the high score at your local video arcade (or, say, on an online leaderboard), there's not much reason to play for more than an hour. Probably the best thing about the NES version of Mario Bros. is that it includes that unmistakable "cha-ching" sound whenever Mario collects a coin. For 500 Wii Points ($5), this game could be a decent deal, but only if you've got a partner in plumbing standing by.
There's a boardroom somewhere in Nintendo's headquarters, filled with executives, laughing maniacally. "They're buying it! They're buying it! I can't believe they're buying it again!" The number of Mario Bros. re-releases is unfathomably insane, as you'd have to be for putting up the 500 points to grab this Wii download. When and if the Big N gets it right and provides the original arcade version, Mario Bros. may be worth yet another look. But an emulation of an incomplete port of a game that's available in 20 other ways is not worth five bucks. Mario Bros. has been done to death – so just let it die.
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Overall MobyScore (5 votes)
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