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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 7800 Watch out for icy floors!
Mario Bros. Amstrad CPC Title screen 1
Mario Bros. Atari 8-bit Fighterflies can only be flipped over when they land

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

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 (39781)

Critic Reviews

Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 9 out of 10 90 NES Aug 04, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Nintendo Land NES 2003 72 out of 100 72
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Jun 12, 2017 B- 67
Power Play NES 1987 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Chums Nintendo Switch Sep 28, 2017 6.3 out of 10 63 Wii Jan 19, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 55 out of 100 55
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 45 out of 100 45
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 40 out of 100 40


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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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