Super Mario Bros Review by: Bluey5Super Mario Bros.-Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Review
Introduction:Oh, the classical Super Mario Bros. Not only is this one of the games that helped the Nintendo get back on it's feet, it is one of the best platform games of all time! So of course, this game is a platform video game made and developed by Nintendo and was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System(NES) in 1985. This is also the start of the Super Mario Series! In this game, you control the renowned Mario and in a two-player game, his brother Luigi, as he or they travel throughout the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue Princess Peach from their arch-nemesis; Bowser!
Difficulty:7 Is this game hard? HECK YES! You will have a hard time with this game. A very hard time indeed. Without a save state system, who would be able to complete this game? It gets very challenging as the cliffs get higher and further, more unique enemies come into play, and more objects! With enough tries, you could get through the game. The hard levels are usually the 3rd level of the world. Well, at least for me it was. Besides, the best thing you can do is not get frustrated. This game is supposed to be fun! So have some fun!
Depth:8 There is tremendous depth in this game! So let's get started. So you take on the infamous role of the hero, Mario. Luigi could also be the hero, only playable in two player mode. The second player controls Luigi. You and the heroes main goal is to rush through the Mushroom Kingdom, withstand the gruesome attacks from Bowser and his minions to save Princess Toadstool. You move left from right through the screen and at the end you must jump on the flag pole to complete the level. It is rumored that you can actually jump over the pole!
The play-field has coins scattered everywhere for you to collect, and special bricks marked with a question mark, along with regular, breakable bricks. When these bricks are bumped from below, coins or a special item appears out of them. There are other secret blocks that contain even bigger secrets like more coins, access to a bonus coin room, or rare items. Most of these secret blocks are invisible! A mushroom is one of the items that comes out of the blocks and when collected, Mario or Luigi turns to "Super Mario" or "Super Luigi". This item makes them grow double their size and allows you to be hit one extra time and give you the ability to break regular blocks. You are given three lives to start with, and you can increase them! In order to do that you must collect one-hundred coins, collecting a 1-UP mushroom, bouncing repeatedly on a koopa shell, or defeating multiple enemies without touching the ground. You lose these by being hit to much, falling in pits, or time expires. The game ends when all lives are lost. But don't worry, you can attack enemies, like stated above. The main attack is jumping on the heads of your enemies, but you have to be careful because the way enemies responds to his varies. For example: stomping a goomba will result in the goomba's defeat. A koopa troopa will go in a shell for a short time, giving you the option to attack other enemies with it. They can deflect of walls, so be careful. It might hurl back at you and do damage, or kill you! The other way to attack is to throw a fireball with the fire flower. You can only throw fireballs when you get the item in "Super" mode. If you are regular, it will act as you getting a mushroom. It also changes the color of the character. The least common item is the Starman item. It is a star with eyes and if you acquire it, then you become temporarily invincible and running into enemies kills them. These items are usual found in hidden blocks and invisible blocks.
The game has eight "worlds" with four levels in each. The final stage of the worlds is a boss fight with a decoy of Bowser. You fight the real, tough Bowser at the end. These stages include regular stages, underwater stages, and stages underground. These stages contain different enemies as well. There are secret areas which mostly include collecting a big load of coins. You can also go in pipes to a bonus room and you can even find a wrap pipe that lets you travel to another world, skipping some tough hard ones!
So yeah, tremendous depth in this game. Didn't expect that did you?
Same old, original story. You have to save the damsel in distress. Not really to interesting for most, but without someone to save, this would seem much less tedious and pointless now would it?
OR you could say that the Koopa King Bowser has invaded the Mushroom Kingdom and has kidnapped civilians and the beloved Princess Peach! He has flooded the Mushroom Kingdom with his minions and it is up to the Mario Bros. To stop him! They have to endure countless enemies and castles!? Will they be able to do it!? It is all up to YOU!
Which sound more interesting? Take your pick.
This game could get old fast, but with how much it has to offer and how much depth is in this game is what makes you come back for more! There is a lot of things you can do with this game. You can compete with friends, beat your high score, complete the game in one run. The choices are endless.
The soundtrack is awesome. They have some catchy tunes in this game, and it really sets the vibe of the game. Especially the castle music. There is a song for almost every theme-typed level and the songs fit all of it.
For it's time, the graphics were WAY better than it's predecessors and past games making the graphics on this one look great. Everything is portrayed very well. There is a few minor things here and there like some things being half invisible. But other than that, everything looks astonishing!
This game is just plain good. It is a great classic and should be tried by everyone, no matter what type of game genre you like.(Well maybe...) All in all, this game is close to perfect. Nintendo did a great job with this game and I am sure that you will enjoy it.
Thank you for your time. HAVE FUN!