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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 8-bit Are you ready for slipice?
Mario Bros. Atari 8-bit It's tough to stop on a frozen platform
Mario Bros. Commodore 64 Starting a two player game. (UK version)
Mario Bros. NES Collect coins on the bonus phase

Promo Images

Mario Bros. Screenshot
Mario Bros. Magazine Advertisement Inside front cover
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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User Reviews

A Tale of Two Plumbers NES BigJKO (71)
Haven't we met somewhere before? NES PCGamer77 (3233)
Great NES game, with the first to feature simultaneous two players NES Katakis | カタキス (41895)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Oct 07, 2006 A- 91
All Game Guide NES 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Atari 5200 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 7 out of 10 70 NES Sep, 2012 B- 67
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Jun 12, 2017 B- 67
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 64 out of 100 64
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Nov 25, 2008 C+ 58
IGN Wii Dec 08, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45


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About the PC-88/ Apple ports 1 Trypticon (11037)
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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