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|Release date||Atari 2600|
|Mode(s)||Single and Multiplayer|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Next game||Super Mario Bros. (1985)|
Mario Bros. is the third game to feature Mario; previously, he was known as Jumpman. It was released in 1983 in Japan and North America and comprises primarily of defeating an endless horde of enemies and fireballs in a screen-sized area in order to obtain points. In order to advance to the next level, you must defeat a certain number of enemies, achieved by bumping them from under the platforms, or hitting a POW block, and then finally kicking them off the screen. A two-player mode allows two players to play, one as Mario and the other as Luigi. There is a similar game called Mario Bros. Special. Since the game takes place in the sewers of New York, its canonicity is questionable. It is the only game to feature Mario wearing a blue cap.
Enemies found in remakes
Mario Bros. was released in 1983 on arcade systems but later remade several times to keep with the advances in technology. It was later ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System by Intelligent Systems. A version with updated graphics was packaged with the each of the Super Mario Advance games, with some minor adjustments to the enemies.
Mario Bros. reappeared in many remakes, along with making appearances in other games.
One of the most notable appearances was the one in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where the Mario Bros. stage appears as an unlockable fighting stage in the game.