Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mario Bros. (less "Super")

hey fellas
more nintendo nostalgy today: and I ask: how many of you played Mario Bros.?
No, not SUPER Mario Bros. only "Mario Bros.".

don't know what I'm talking about? check it out:

yeah, THIS Mario Bros.

This game have a very special meaning to me, because it was the very first video game I ever played in my life, back when I was like 7 year old! the same afternoon I played some Pac Man too. and then... it was a lifepassion with the two plumbers and everything related to electronic games!

"The Original Mario Bros." cover!

The (very complex) story of this game revolves around two plumbers, Mario and Luigi, who are working in the sewers. The sewers are overrun by waves of enemies and the Mario Bros. have to defeat the enemies and get coins to receive their pay.
The game features a simple stage in which the player plays in an endless game. Enemies come from the pipes on the top and head downwards, where they may enter the pipes again to return to the top. The goal in each Phase is to defeat all enemies. This is done by jumping against the floor when enemies are walking on from below to knock them out, and then the player has to kick them away.

also, as some of you may remember, this same game was featured in Super Mario 3 as a (sort of) competitive minigame, when Mario and Luigi met on the overworld map!

so many memories right now...

33 comments:

  1. I love retro games
    congrats for the blog, +followed!

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  2. Ah, I played this. Thought it was some kind of spinoff from Super Mario Bros. back then lol

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  3. They were actually working in the sewers? haha i never knew that..

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  4. haha, the old "POW" boxes, legendary!

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  5. I loved that game. It was on mario allstars I think it was and my brother and I played that for hours.

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  6. i used to play this! now following

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  7. hehe nice blog :D I like retro games :D pretty nice post ;] following :)

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  8. Didn't know this existed as its own game, great post!

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  9. Oh man did I love this game, probably my favorite retro game of all time!

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  10. Battletoads, the hardest game _ever_

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  11. Yeah dude! This game is still really fun. Check out the "remake" on Virtual Boy, Mario Clash

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  12. Eh minecraft is extremely popular so in 15 years we have evolved from 8bit mario to 16bit minecraft... Good thing we have games like battlefield 3.

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  13. It's so interesting how the franchise has evolved over time. Comparing what they began as to what they are now, some big differences are noticeable.

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  14. Very good game in my opinion. My brother would say otherwise..

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  15. Now THAT is retro gaming at its finest, well done!

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  16. I used to play a competitive version of this on my copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 when I was a kid. It's a lot of fun!

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  17. Don't think I was old enough to play this game when it came out :(

    Weird Interesting News

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  18. I didn't know this. Another treasure of a post!

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  19. My cousin and I would spend hours dueling each other in the Super Mario 3 mini-game (so much for 2-player co-op)

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  20. This was one of the first games I played too along with Zelda II: The adventures of Link, which imo is one of the hardest freaking games ever. This post takes me back.

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  21. Big time fan of the original mario games! I still crack out the old gameboy from time to time on long journeys!

    Comment me back

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  22. that game was so good a few years ago! keep up the good work

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  23. Wow, I loved playing this... My sister didn't, so I didn't play it often :(

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  24. I only remember this as the extra game in mario 3! I use to love stealing my oponants star cards!

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  25. I still haven't gotten a chance to play this yet!

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  26. I didnt saw this before, need to try.

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  27. Wow i haven't seen this in forever I thought i might have been a figment of my childhood that wasn't real! Now i know im not crazy. Thanks Retrogame Mania!!!

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