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Mario Bros.

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Mario Bros.
Mario Brothers
Developer(s): Nintendo
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Category: Arcade, Platformer
Players: 1-2
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: Super Mario Bros.
Release dates
N. America: 1983 (Arcade)
November 19, 2006 (VC)
Japan: 1983 (Arcade)
December 12, 2006 (VC)
Europe: December 8, 2006 (VC)
Australia: December 7, 2006 (VC)
S. Korea: December 30, 2008 (VC)
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This article is about the arcade game. For information about the side-scrolling platformer debuting on the NES, see Super Mario Bros.. For the Game & Watch game, see Mario Bros. (Game & Watch).

Mario Bros. is the first game in the Super Mario series, and the first game to include Luigi. It was originally an arcade game released in 1983, but was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System as well as many other systems. It was also remade and included with multiple games.


Mario and Luigi are doing some underground plumbing when all sorts of strange creatures come flying out of the pipes. Help the two brothers clear stages by collecting coins and avoiding getting hit by enemies. Crabs, turtles, and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platform they step on and then kicking them away. But beware! Just when you think you got rid of them, they come back for more! Play alone or with a friend. Either way, this is one underground classic you will want to play time and time again. -Nintendo eShop


Two plumbers, Mario and Luigi work in the sewers. Strange creatures are appearing in waves, and they must stop them and collect coins to receive their pay.


Mario Bros. only has one stage through out the entire game. The game has endless waves of enemies that come out of pipes such as Shellcreeper. These enemies can be defeated by jumping and hitting the floor below them and then kicking them away. The player must defeat all enemies in a wave to move on to the next phase. In later levels, more species of enemies will appear. Occasionally, a bonus game where the player collects coins will occur.

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