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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

Moby ID: 4378
Game Boy Color Specs

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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.


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

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Average score: 90% (based on 26 ratings)


Average score: 4.1 out of 5 (based on 52 ratings with 4 reviews)

Pure platform gaming heaven!

The Good
This is an exact conversion of the greatest game in history and much more! Some things have been modified a little bit but so that it doesn't ruin it. You can also change view so that it saves the level design which is still brilliant after 20 years. Not noted in the manual but possible now is playing Luigi in single player by pressing select in the map (new!). Besides the original there is the new challenge mode in which you need to get all red coins, the Yoshi egg and the high score to break. This will take weeks even for the most die-hard gamers. Then there's the VS mode which makes two players race trough new VS-levels as either Mario or Luigi. Unlockable is the Boo-mode which is a 1-player version of the VS mode against the ghost Boo. For masters there's the Lost Levels to unlock. This Japanese sequel to SMB is insanely hard to make it even longer. Then there's lots of extras such as banners and pictures printable with the GB printer. All these extras make an otherwise also brilliant game even better. There is no reason not to buy this only if you dislike platform games. Otherwise this is worth your money like no other GBC game. Probably the best GBC game available.

The Bad
Not much not to like about this game except there doesn't seem to be multiplayer in the original.

The Bottom Line
A brilliant game for SMB experts as well as newbies. Buy it!!!

Game Boy Color · by Rensch (203) · 2005

Nintendo wasted a cartridge space for unnecessary extras instead of SMB2 and SMB3.

The Good

The Bad

The Bottom Line
In the beginning I must that I'm very disappointed because I expected much more then I get. First of all there are only two games "Super Mario Bros" And "Super Mario Bros: Lost Levels". The plus is that games in fact are unchanged.... but there is a one thing. The resolution in the NES its much bigger then GBC. So they have to cut the gameplay area. But wait U can move the view up and down - and thats the most irritating thing in this game. I really don't understand why they didn't make this automatic.

Next thing.


  1. Record list - Helpful

  2. Game characters Album - Wastage of cartridge space.

  3. Toybox - Again,no games.

  4. You vs. Boo - Finally some extra game. Player vs. Cpu (cloud). Nice challenge game.

I'm disappointed because I've payed for this game a lot of money and I didn't get recompense of it in game. The question is why didn't Nintendo put there a SMB2 or 3 instead of some unnecessary extras? There was enough space to put even these two games.

Final Rating (1-5) :

Gameplay - 5

Graphics - 3

Music - 3

Story - 3

Replay Value - 4

Extras - 2

Overall - 3,4

Game Boy Color · by Eri Bellis (1) · 2008

This game is much improved from the original without ruining it.

The Good
I liked the new added features like Yoshi's eggs and the challenge mode. I like the art you could unlock too. It made you want to do better to unlock more secrets in the game. When you play challenge mode, you can record your scores. This game basically takes the original and makes it better without spoiling the fun. It also has new hidden coins.

The Bad
It didn't like the same things in this that I didn't like from the original. Once again, it gives you 500 seconds and 3.5 seconds takes up the space of 1. Also, in a way, having Yoshi's eggs spoils it but I don't really mind. Once again, Super Mario BROS. Deluxe, fails to have Luigi in the game.

The Bottom Line
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is much improved from the original Mario game. Nothing has been manipulated so that it ruins the game. With an all new challenge mode that allows you to save scores and Yoshi's eggs, this game only gets better. It makes you try harder to play the game to unlock the levels in challenge mode so you can test yourself against the set scores. Try to find the new hidden coins and earn special Mario art. Overall, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe has improved the original game and given it a new name.

Game Boy Color · by Dark Lord (31) · 2005

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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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Game added by Macintrash.

Nintendo 3DS added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: Satoshi Kunsai, Sciere, gamewarrior, Patrick Bregger.

Game added June 28th, 2001. Last modified June 19th, 2023.