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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. Commodore 64 Title screen, credits and high score (UK version)
Mario Bros. Arcade Bonus round
Mario Bros. Arcade The first level begins
Mario Bros. Arcade Title screen (Nintendo PlayChoice-10)

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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User Reviews

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Great NES game, with the first to feature simultaneous two players NES Katakis | カタキス (42781)

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Your Commodore Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 24 out of 40 60
8-bit Central Retro Gaming Atari 5200 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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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