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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. NES Title screen
Mario Bros. NES Fighterflies enter the scene
Mario Bros. NES Watch out for frozen floors
Mario Bros. NES Watch out for fireballs and giant crabs

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 BigJKO (71) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Haven't we met somewhere before? PCGamer77 (3233) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Great NES game, with the first to feature simultaneous two players Katakis | カタキス (41153) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Aug 04, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo Master 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Land 2003 72 out of 100 72
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
NES Archives Feb 28, 2008 B- 67 Sep, 2012 B- 67 Dec, 2007 6 out of 10 60
RetroGame Man Jul 27, 2017 6 out of 10 60


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About the PC-88/ Apple ports 1 Trypticon (11038)
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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