Review: Super Mario Bros. (Famicom/NES, 1985)

Super Mario Bros (Famicom/NES, 1987)

Super Mario Bros. was one of the the first games I’ve played on the Nintendo NES. But when it was released in Europe in 1987, the game was already two years old. Super Mario Bros. was released on the Famincom in Japan on September 13, 1985.

Super Mario Bros (Famicom/NES, 1987)I’ve many fond memories from this game, which I’ve played for nearly 30 years.

Level 1-1 is a classic. Mario gets his first red mushroom so I grows big. He get the Fire Flower and can through fireballs. He gets the Super Star which makes him invincible for a number of seconds. He can jump into a pipe and go underground hunting for coins.

You also find the first 1 up-mushroom in Level 1-1. But you might not find it on the first playthrough. You find it jumping up in the air after a pipe, and a block materialized out of nowhere and green mushroom pops out. Your first extra life. It’s here you think that there might be other secrets in the game too.

It was very fun to discover the Warps Zone for the first time in Level 1-2. Her you can warp to World 2, 3 or 4. And then you heard from some about the Minus World. It can’t be true, and for a long time you thought that it was a myth. It took me years to see that for myself.

The first levels is a breeze, but it can get frustrating when you enter the last castle running and running and running until you find the right path.

Princesse Toadstool is always in another castle!

Super Mario Bros. was a great sucesse for Nintendo. The game sold 40 million copies.

It was fun to play Super Mario Bros. as a child. And 30 years later, it still is as a crownup.

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