- For the team in Super Smash Bros., see Mario Bros. (team). For the stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, see Mario Bros. (stage).
Mario Bros. (マリオブラザーズ, Mario Barazāzu) is an arcade game made by Nintendo, released in 1983 as an arcade game, and later ported to many home systems. It was the first game to feature Mario's name in the title, and was also the debut of Mario's brother, Luigi. The goal is to eliminate all enemies in the "room" to clear each level. Enemies are "stunned" by hitting the platform on which they are from below with a jump.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
- Luigi, who premiered in this game, is an unlockable character for all three games. Luigi's white costume is also reminiscent of what he wore in the NES version of this game. Additionally, his fireballs are identical to the green ones that are seen in this game.
- The Freezie enemies in this game became an item from Super Smash Bros. Melee onward.
- The Shellcreeper enemies are the predecessors to the Koopa Troopas, which play many roles in the series.
- Mario Bros. appears as a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but Red Fireballs and Fighter Flies are not present.
- Coins make their first appearance in this game, as collectable bonus items.
- Fireballs also make a debut, though the Mario Bros. are unable to control these. They would later do so in the successor to this game, Super Mario Bros., but only the red fireballs exist.
- Though probably a coincidence, the Mario Bros. can jump on top of each other in this game, similar to Footstool Jumping.
- The way a character respawns in most modes is similar to how the brothers respawn in this game after losing a life (see revival platform).
- Game: Mario Bros.