Mario Bros. is an arcade game published by Nintendo and developed by Shigeru Miyamoto. 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.
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the gameboy advance remake makes this the arcade classic it really should've been, but if you can push past some of the shitty control decisions (why in the world does mario slide on every turn or stop jesus h) there's a fun albeit cyclical gameplay loop to be had here with some charming character and sound design. i like it well enough.
PERSONAL BEST: 58,160pts (JP version)
No jumping on the Koopas!
The first Mario Bros. is an extension of "Joust", complete with the sloppy, oversensitive controls. You kill enemies by jumping from below and then walking across them, and an all-too-rare but useful POW block. It's way better when it's played competitively so you can quarrel with which Mario brother is better. It's too rudimentary of a game for its position.
As is traditional, the NES port is easier compared to the arcade version. Atari 5200 is okay, but, boring.
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