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Super Mario Bros. (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Long before he fought Wart, collected warp whistles, shot a water gun and traveled the galaxy looking for stars, Mario was just a regular dude. He and his brother were just regular old Italian Plumbers, nothing more than Mario Bros. It wasn't until the love of his life, the Mushroom Kingdom's princess, was kidnapped by an evil dinosaur that this working class hero leaped into action and became Super Mario. Rating: 100%
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What Is It? Long before he fought Wart, collected warp whistles, shot a water gun and traveled the galaxy looking for stars, Mario was just a regular dude. He and his brother were just regular old Italian Plumbers, nothing more than Mario Bros. It wasn't until the love of his life, the Mushroom Kingdom's princess, was kidnapped by an evil dinosaur that this working class hero leaped into action and became Super Mario.

Originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, this is Super Mario's very first adventure. Here you see the birth of the franchise's greatest trappings, like warp pipes, turtle shells, mushrooms and, of course, Toad. Through eight stages (each with four smaller levels) gamers have to contest with tough platforming challenges and even tougher boss fights. Although it was originally released on the 3DS as part of the Ambassador's Program, this is the first time Nintendo has made Super Mario Bros. available for sale on the Virtual Console store.

Does It Still Hold Up? This is the Super Mario Bros. you know and love, for better or worse. This Virtual Console release is based on the 27 year old NES game, not the slightly more modern 16-bit Super NES remake. The gameplay still manages to hold up, despite a few archaic moments from time to time. My only real gripe with this release is the Nintendo 3DS hardware. I find the button layout cramps my hand more than most games while playing Super Mario Bros. Too bad players aren't given a choice of button layout (like the Game Boy Advance re-releases).

Is It Worth The Money? For early adopters of the Nintendo 3DS this is essentially an off-week. Many of us downloaded this game months ago, taking a lot of the thrill out of today's announcement. Still, if you didn't get the games for free, the Super Mario Bros. is certainly worth checking out. By now you know what you're getting yourself into. Even if you've played the game a thousand times before, there's something downright intoxicating about the music and levels in Super Mario Bros.
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