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Mario Bros. - Atari 2600

Before fame as a mushroom loving plumber, Mario was a carpenter who teamed up with his brother Luigi to clear pesk infested pipes in this Atari 2600 version of Nintendo's timeless 1980 arcade game.
  • Release date: 1983
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Players: 1-2 Players
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ggvicviper
This is a good port, especially given the system's limitations. Atari was able to make the game very playable, and even fun. It's not the best home version, but it's really impressive for the 2600. Definitely worth it if it's the only one you can get.
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d4po
Somehow they made the controls worst than the arcade version.
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atomicdragon
It's never been may favorite game even in the arcades. I just think the 2600 may have been too limited to make a good version of this game.
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tidusantuna33
Well, let me start off with, I don’t know why Nintendo made the sprites and backgrounds on this game horrible. Koopas don’t look like they should, the crabs resemble who they are, the fireballs show up like they’re supposed to and the coins kind of resemble what they should be. The Icicle appears and freezes the ground and what’s supposed to be the P.O.W is even there. The game just looks poorly made.
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bonoedgey
even though there are probably better versions out there like the 7800... this is still a decent game. It has the same ol'mario fun. Recommend it for sure
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thehunters500
This is a lot different to the other versions, sounds different and graphics are different but that's not surprising since it was a last gen console (from when this was released).
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retro rocker 81
I first heard of this one in the very early 90's just before the SNES game out at the height on Super Mario Bros. it was the arcade version ported over to the NES which is now also on the wii virtual console,but this Atari 2600 version which I now proudly have in my collection is truly amazing in every sense,from it's faithfulness of game play and design and even for the Atari 2600 graphical limitations they went all out with this one
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bramrhcp
One of the best multiplayers on the atari 2600
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fillitfillit
befor they were super, they were just bros.
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EnerG
A faithful re-creation of the original. The only huge difference is the graphics! A very great game! In fact, pretty advanced for the Atari 2600.
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Kuzunoha
I love the simplicity of this game, its pretty fun, and considering its a Nintendo game on an ATARI 2600 just makes it more cool. I love this game in my collection!
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TheDwizzle
I love this game, probably more then the Super Mario Bros. This was just so classic and so fun and addicting. This game is great and is what a true classic is all about.
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Limelight
This was a very good port for an Atari game. The only thing I would have changed would be the coins being round instead of the strange square wafers.
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ggeorge747
Mark, I also played the ---- out of this version of the game. I think I like it better than any other version!
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pahootaman
One of the first 2600 games I had way back in 1987. I remember owning an Atari 7800, but it played 2600 games just fine. Oddly enough, I've never played the NES version, but the local arcade at the mall had an arcade cabinet version I played a few times. Regardless, I played the living heck out of Mario Bros. and still hold it as one of the best 2600 games ever made (right up there with Jungle Hunt and Haunted House).
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WindSquid
Hooray, Super Mario Bros.!!
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