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A plumber named Mario and his brother Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save the princess from the evil Bowser.

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Shigeru Miyamoto (uncredited)

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Shigeru Miyamoto (characters)
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Storyline

Plumber brothers Mario and Luigi from Brooklyn have just arrived in an outlandish realm called the Mushroom Kingdom. It was ruled by Princess Toadstool and her faithful Mushroom people. But one day, evil cast a shadow over the land and the evil King Bowser Koopa emerged with his army of Goombas, Spinies, Flying Koopas, and other malignant creatures. King Koopa abducted Princess Toadstool and trapped her faithful Mushroom People in seven of his castles. So Mario and Luigi must intrepid deep and hazardous waters, jump from tree to tree (don't look down!), and visually examine their steps in the dark evil castles filled with fire balls and lava pits and must utilize their magic powers to subjugate the evil King Koopa and rescue the Princess. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

15 May 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

SMB See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

With Mario and Luigi, each character's hair and mustache matches the color of their shirts. Mario wears red overalls with a brown shirt, giving him brown hair and mustache. Luigi wears white overalls and a green shirt, giving him green hair and a green mustache. When either Mario or Luigi get the Flower Power, they both have red shirts with white overalls and matching red hair and mustache. See more »

Quotes

Mushroom Retainer: [repeated line; after Mario or Luigi defeats Bowser] Thank you Mario, but our princess is in another castle!
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Alternate Versions

When released as part of "Super Mario All-Stars" for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in August 1993 (USA release date), the secret "Minus World" from the Nintendo version was removed. See more »

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Followed by Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) See more »

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Super Mario Bros. theme
Written by Koji Kondo
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A true classic game.
29 March 2003 | by jcorpuz@ucsd.eduSee all my reviews

Although surpassed in graphics and complexity by todays' games, Super Mario Bros. remains a truly fun experience and a generational milestone. From the classic, catchy, unforgettable theme, to the simple fun of saving the princess, Super Mari Bros proves that solid fun gameplay is what mater most in a game. It is still hailed as a favorite despite its age.


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