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Mario and Luigi, the best plumbers in the world, have a real job on their hands. A host of characters have taken over the sewers, and the brothers must clear them out of the pipes.

The platform puzzle which first introduced Luigi to the world has both single and multiplayer action with two differing game types, but with the same objective. Crabs, turtles and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they sit on, then kicking them away. Each level is cleared when a set number of coins is collected.

For the two player mode, the first to collect the set amount of coins wins.


Mario Bros. Atari 2600 Collect coins on the bonus phase.
Mario Bros. Atari 2600 Avoid the fireball and giant flies!
Mario Bros. Atari 2600 Starting a one-player game.
Mario Bros. Atari 2600 Title screen

Promo Images

Mario Bros. Screenshot
Mario Bros. Screenshot
Mario Bros. Screenshot
Mario Bros. Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Mario Brothers" -- alternate spelling
  • "Mario Bros.-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "マリオブラザーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Dec, 1983 2 out of 6 80
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 6.8 out of 10 68
Woodgrain Wonderland Jun 12, 2017 B- 67
The Video Game Critic Nov 25, 2008 C+ 58
Tilt May, 1984 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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About the PC-88/ Apple ports 1 Trypticon (11036)
Apr 05, 2011



This game marks the first appearance of Mario's brother, Luigi.

Unreleased ports

An earlier conversion for the C64 by Atarisoft was not commercially released according to Gregg Tavares, one of the programmers. The same applies to an Apple II conversion programmed by Jimmy Huey.

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Servo (57355) added Mario Bros. (Atari 2600) on Apr 10, 2003
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