Super Mario Bros. User Reviews

9.2

Sidescrolling 101

Summary:

While Donkey Kong on the Atari 2600 shaped the stories of games to come, Super Mario Brothers wrote the blueprint to sidescrolling games to come for years to come, even today! More often than not, this is a gamers' first game (or at least one of their first) and it always leaves a good impression. Regardless, everyone would've played it at least once in their lives. This review just serves the purpose of giving you one man's opinion; everyone knows and most likely has played this game.

Story: The Mushroom Kingdom used to be calm and prosperous until King Koopa (Bowser) kidnapped Princess Toa...

8.4

A 'How-To' For Platforming Games

Summary:

While you young 'uns may be used to sprawling 3D environments, a myriad of special techniques and collecting various special items to reach the end, we of the older generation had a more simpler straightforward experience with our Mario games growing up. Yes, this game is pretty far back in the Mario line of games, and probably helped mold the platform genre into what it is today.

Based on its looks the game is fairly mixed. There's a lot of blandness with the sprites used, with a general lack of definition in the details. It's not quite at the level of a blotchy mess, but they could certain...

10

The game that made me the gamer I am today.

The good:

Simple yet effectively excellent gameplay, 2-player mode so people can take it in turns to see who finishes the game first, difficulty level has a perfect balance of being fair so you won't smash your controller without being too generous with free lives so you'll still feel challenged, controls are very responsive and are easy to remember, graphics look excellent for the time (actually they still look excellent today), soundtrack was memorable and always fun to listen to mainly because it suited the levels, sound effects are simple but they work with what they're given...I could go on all day about this...

The bad:

Nothing.

Summary:

Created in 1985 by Nintendo, Super Mario Brothers, along with 17 other games, kickstarted the NES all across the globe (excluding Japan, but they had a different sort of NES altogether known as the Famicom, so it doesn't matter). Back in the day, it and Duck Hunt came with an NES, and naturally this would be every NES owner's first game that they've ever played (like me for example). Super Mario Brothers set the standards for the NES, it had to be perfect or else nobody would want to play the NES anymore. And would you believe it, the game was perfect! At 3 years old, I would play this game...

9.4

An excellent port of the game that started it all...

Summary:

I like Mario and I have played Super Mario Advance games. Then I picked this up and to be honest, I was dissapointed at first. I was expecting some big touch-ups to make the game look more "now"ish and cool. However, they didn't do anything new to this version. Sure, it's the "Classic NES" version, but there should be more added within the game. However, after playing more and more, I started thinking "screw it!" and liked the game more.

Gameplay - As I had said, there are no touch-ups to update this game to the NOW! It plays exactly like the NES version but on a smaller screen. Basically, i...

9.4

Super Mario Bros.

The good:

Good old 8-bit retro with great gameplay.
Controls are really easy.

The bad:

None in particular as the graphics go quite well with this game, simple.

Summary:

Super Mario Bros. was the first Mario game on a proper console and started the whole Mario series off properly. The games controls were very easy to master as there was only a few buttons. The graphics were nice in there own way and the music and design of the levels were cool. There were many cheats and shortcuts that you could take through out the game, mainly through warp pipes which were a little hard to find.

Overall i'd say for any retro games player or any Mario game player that this is one of the greatest games he his featured in and you should thank this game because without it Mari...

10

A Classic.

The good:

Gameplay, Music (all 4 different songs!), Replay value. Promotes eating random mushrooms you find in the middle of nowhere.

The bad:

............Nothing

Summary:

This game is a classic. Even though the storyline of 'rescue the princess' is a little cliched, a game made that early didn't even need much of a story. Basically, all you needed to know was that you were a plumber who eats mushrooms then jumps on little brown guys and turtles. I liked how after you beat the game, you can play it again in a harder difficulty. Even though there are only 4 songs in this game, they're all really good and have been used in plenty of recent mario games. The gameplay is simple, yet extremely fun at the same time. Since this game is a classic and is better than a ...

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