Super Mario Bros. Turns 25 Years Old Today

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dakforever

I was 6 months old when SMB came out, when i was a few years old me and my sister bought the game. I love the secrets and levels of SMB3 more I have a special place for SMB1.

I have kinda played SMB2, but not enough to review it, and I agree that current gameplay is sacraficed for graphics :(

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joepullin

Over at Newgrounds is a game in which you play the original Super Mario Bros but you can choose Megaman, Samus, Simon Belmont, Link, or the guy from Contra.

If you troll around the rom sites you can find all sorts of hacks, some good, some not so good.

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Keith E. Whisman

Wow, the graphics are spectacular compared to an Atari 2600, that was what I said back when I first played on a NES or Nintendo Entertainment System with that cool ass robot.

 

"What's your favorite Mario game of all time?" None, I enjoyed the Mario Bros movie, that movie killed the game for me. err, I meant the Mario Bros porn movie ruined the game for me. See there was two Mario Bros movies and one of them came out in theaters and the other one did as well, only thing is that the other one came out in theaters like the one that PeeWee Herman got arrested at for indecent behavior and exposure.  I think the actual name of the movie was Super Hornio Brothers.

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Dac

In a way SMB marks the beginning of my obsession with all things computerized.  Even though i'm not a nintendo customer anymore I'm still glad such an important icon is still alive and kickin.  Cheers to Mario & Luigi and all the creative minds behind them!

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gothliciouz

SMB:3 is the best one!

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Peanut Fox

Congrats to the console legend himself.  Now if Nintendo would go about releasing another Mario title with Geno as a playable character, I'd be a very happy gamer. 

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scabbynacker

Love Super Mario Bros.  It is still a great example of a side scrolling platformer.  The only improvements to the genre have been almost entirely technology-dependant.  I have Super Mario Bros. sounds on my phone for ringtone (level music or castle music, depending on the caller...), SMS (1 up!), and e-mail (coin).  It works quite well, and it's amazing how many people will give you an acknowledgement after hearing it.

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grieserl

Had this game and super mario bros 3 for the NES. From the time I was 3 till now i have been playing these to games, and I know just about every secret, glitch, cheat etc. there is to know

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someuid

As soon as you mentioned the music, my brain was flooded with the sounds of coins, mushrooms, jumps and the game music.  Thanks a lot!  :-)

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MrGeek

I was 26 when this game came out... I spent tonssssss of hours playing it too...

 

The music still runs on the back of my head...!

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Cy-Kill

The year SMB came out, I turned 9.  I've got the World 1-1 music as the ringtone on my smartphone, as well as the 1Up sound as message notifications.

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Asterixx

I loved playing Super Mario 1. It's amazing how much fun a person could have with two buttons, a 4-point d-pad, and 8-bit graphics. Modern games are amazing but they somehow don't stand up to the older, simpler and much more fun games...

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Caboose

Don't forget harder. NES, SNES and Genesis games are a lot more difficult than games of today!

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Cy-Kill

That's because modern games sacrifice gameplay for graphics.

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doomtuba

I'm not going to lie.  Super Mario Bros. 3 was pretty good. Tough question for sure.

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Ashton2091

Super Mario 3 was extra epic! my personal fav

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Asterixx

Yeah, Mario 3 was pretty good too. Mario 2 was a big bucket of suck, however...

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Cy-Kill

That't because 2 had nothing to do with the series, if you wanted to play the real SMB2 -- which was a Japanese-only release AFAIK -- you needed Super Mario All Stars which was released to NA.  2 was based on the game Doki Doki Panic, all they did was replace certain characters with SMB characters.

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Caboose

Nintendo of Japan felt that the original Mario 2 was too difficult for Americans (and by exntension the rest of the globe) and therefore didn't release SMB2 as it originally was.

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HeartBurnKid

The reason they thought that was because it was too hard for the Japanese.  They got a *lot* of complaints about that game.

Why do you think that no Mario game since has approached that level of difficulty?

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Cy-Kill

The funny thing is, I played an -- obviously illegal - PC port of the original SMB2 back around the time it was released in Japan for the Famicom.

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gothliciouz

you're right lost levels is so damn difficult, i couldn't go past level 2 lol..but i will keep trying :)

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Peanut Fox

What's really odd, is that they also absorbed some of the enemies into later Mario games.  Shy Guy and Birdo are the two that come to mind.  For a game that was never slated to carry a Mario torch, you'd think they just would have left it as a so-so one off.

If you really wanna play a bad Mario title, snag a version of Mario Is Missing.

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Caboose

Mario is Missing is such a horrid game. I refuse to admit that that game even exists!

 

What were we talking aboot again?

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Blues22475

...spending my days as a child watching my dad play this game. I, eventually, played it too and beat it. Though I played it as apart of the Super Mario All Stars Collection on the SNES (I played it on the NES but never beat it on the NES).

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blindhorizon

I will always hold Super Mario Bros original in my heart because it was the first one i ever played.  but i would have to say the SNES Super Mario World was my favorite

hummm...i feel the pull to the SNES now at this time.....must play....uuuuuu...must play...

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