Super Mario Brothers

Super Mario Bros was a cartridge-based video game for the Nintendo Family Computer in Japan and the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America and Europe that made Mario famous. It featured the first appearance of Princess Peach Toadstool, King Bowser Koopa and other characters. Mario and Luigi save Peach (Princess Toadstool in the NES Version) from Bowser for the first time in this game. This game was so popular it had two sequels and a lot of spinoffs as well. There was even a TV Series and a movie based on it. Mario is known as Nintendo's mascot and one of the most popular video game characters of all time.

The SMB game consisted of 8 worlds with 4 sub-worlds in each. The first sub-world was an above ground world, the second was below ground (sometimes in water), the third is a sky world (except the eighth world), and the forth is a castle. The third and sixth worlds are nocturnal, but the other worlds are diurnal.

The game was directed by Shigeru Miyamoto, who created the Mario character. He has created many other famous Nintendo titles including Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, StarFox among others.

The very famous and catchy music was composed by Koji Kondo.

Release Dates
Japan - September 13, 1985
North America - October, 1985
Europe - 1987


Title screen of Super Mario Bros. (NES Version)


Title screen of Super Mario Bros. (SNES Version)

In 1993, Super Mario Bros. was released with enhanced graphics for the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System under Super Mario Collection aka Super Mario All-Stars. It was later released with additional features (but not enhanced graphics) for the Game Boy Color as Super Mario Brothers DX.

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