Super Mario Bros.

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Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. is a platformer released by Nintendo in 1985 for the NES. It is also available on the SNES as part of the Super Mario All-Stars collection, and on the Wii's Virtual Console.


This game is the spiritual sequel to the arcade game "Mario Bros." released in 1983.

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Plot

Bowser, the king of the Koopas, cast a spell on the Mushroom Kingdom, turning all its inhabitants into monsters and blocks. Knowing that Princess Toadstool could revert the spell, Bowser kidnapped her. The main character Mario (or Luigi if in 2 player mode) is on a mission to save Princess Toadstool and the Mushroom Kingdom from Bowser's rule.

Enemies

In alphabetical order: Blooper Bowser Bill Blaster Bullet Bill Buzzy Beetle Cheep Cheep Fake Bowser ("Bowsers" in castles 1-7) Goomba Hammer Bros. Koopa Paratroopa Koopa Troopa Lakitu Piranha Plant Spiny Spiny Egg

Hazards

In alphabetical order: Firebar Hole Podoboo (Firebar and Podoboo are argubaly enemies)

Reception

For 20 years, Super Mario Bros. was the best-selling video game of all time as it sold 40.24 million copies worldwide. The game itself pulled the videogame industry out of it's depression after thousands of copies of E.T. and Pac-Man were liquidated and eventually disposed of, causing massive debt to Atari. As Atari was the best selling and most popular videogame company at the time, its downfall meant the end of videogames. Because of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo became the leading videogame brand and ended the two year slump of video game sales in the United States.

Music

The theme music was composed by Koji Kondo and is recognized worldwide.

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