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Arcade Archives Mario Bros.

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Based on 5 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

80%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 27, 2017

Publisher: HAMSTER Corporation

Genre: Platformer

Arcade Archives Mario Bros. is coming down the pipe for Nintendo Switch! By sharing your Joy-Con, you can run, jump, and co-operate to win! Mario Bros. is an arcade platformer released by Nintendo in 1983. It's the first game that used Mario in the title. Control Mario or Luigi in order to defeat the enemies coming out of pipes from below – turn them over and then defeat them! In the two-player mode, both players can choose to work together or work against each other and enjoy the game in a myriad of ways. The Arcade Archives series has faithfully reproduced many classic arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpieces that built a generation of video games.

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Super Mario Bros. being playable on a Nintendo system is not particularly surprising, but that it should first appear on Switch in its VS. incarnation is a welcome bonus. The excellent gameplay, catchy music and a large chunk of the levels are still present, but the new stages make for a different feel that muscle-memory won't get you through. Those levels may have since appeared in The Lost Levels, but their inclusion here alongside changes to existing levels (including a different solution to a multi-path puzzle) make for a still enjoyable but tougher alternative way of playing, with highscore chasing also adding to the fun thanks to the online leaderboards. Even if you can play through the regular version of the game in your sleep, VS. Super Mario Bros. is an excellent - and challenging - choice for platforming fans.

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While it's not going to set the world on fire, Arcade Archives Mario Bros. is the best home version of the classic arcade game ever released.

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As the first Nintendo Arcade Archives release, Mario Bros. is a solid game that's still fun to play.

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Mario Bros. hasn’t aged particularly well over the years and isn’t the big bang of a debut we wanted from Nintendo’s back catalogue on Switch. That being said, playing two-player is still a decent distraction and competing for high scores online is addictive enough to keep you coming back every now and again for another short dose of the plumbers.

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