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  • Summary: Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros. takes you back to the very first battle between Mario and Bowser. Now on the Game Boy Advance, you can relive all the mushroom-eating, Koopa-stomping action from the original game. Always strive for the high score while jumping on top of flag poles,Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros. takes you back to the very first battle between Mario and Bowser. Now on the Game Boy Advance, you can relive all the mushroom-eating, Koopa-stomping action from the original game. Always strive for the high score while jumping on top of flag poles, pipes, and bricks. This time, two players can alternate play with a single Game Pak or with GBAs linked by a Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Super Mario Bros. was, is, and always will be a gaming masterpiece. Its oft imitated, yet rarely equaled combination of gameplay responsiveness, superb level design and visual flourish, combined with that special loving touch that only Miyamoto seems able to wield, makes it one of those rare games that seems to transcend time.
  2. Play Magazine
    91
    Still infinitely playable and impeccably designed. [Aug 2004, p.61]
  3. It would make a great gift idea for anyone who has yet to experience this venerable classic.
  4. I highly suggest you pick up this game, even if you have it on the NES.
  5. Nintendo Power
    84
    Although the graphics are clearly from another era, the gameplay and play control are as solid and enjoyable as those of any recent platform adventure. [July 2004, p.121]
  6. 80
    Still a fantastic and amazingly fun design. But as a repackage, the Famicom Mini edition doesn't offer nearly as much as what was already given on the Game Boy Color.
  7. The classic platformer holds up pretty well after all this time, though some minor technical issues prevent this reissue from being as super as the original game.

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  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. May 13, 2015
    10
    This is the game that started everything. And, as always, it's incredible. It still holds up today as the most famous and important video gameThis is the game that started everything. And, as always, it's incredible. It still holds up today as the most famous and important video game ever. The best in the Classic NES series, the game set the standards for all 2D platformers. Expand
  2. Dec 25, 2020
    10
    Es una obra maestra. Revisitarla en la actualidad y poder disfrutarla indica la genialidad de este trocito de historia y arte
  3. PaulH.
    Aug 16, 2005
    10
    The best of the classic Nes series.
  4. Sep 1, 2016
    9
    O melhor jogo do mario para mim, divertido e bonito, e no gba fica ainda melhor ja que voce pode levar para aonde for, jogo classico, acho queO melhor jogo do mario para mim, divertido e bonito, e no gba fica ainda melhor ja que voce pode levar para aonde for, jogo classico, acho que todos deveriam jogar Expand
  5. Apr 11, 2022
    8
    Este juego me lo dejaban jugar en la escuela en la hora de informática, recuerdo que competíamos por ver quien llegaba mas lejos, yo jamásEste juego me lo dejaban jugar en la escuela en la hora de informática, recuerdo que competíamos por ver quien llegaba mas lejos, yo jamás ganaba. Es una joya histórica en los videojuegos y en mi vida, probablemente de los primeros juegos que he probado sin saber que en el futuro los videojuegos iban a ser una de mis grandes pasiones. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2020
    8
    SMB on the GBA is pretty much one-to-one with it's nes counterpart so there's not much to say other than the screen crunch is mildly annoying.SMB on the GBA is pretty much one-to-one with it's nes counterpart so there's not much to say other than the screen crunch is mildly annoying. Other than that a pretty solid title. Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2014
    1
    It's sad they rereleased this regressive garbage that teaches impressionable gamers that women are objects to be rescued and won, cementing aIt's sad they rereleased this regressive garbage that teaches impressionable gamers that women are objects to be rescued and won, cementing a toxic and horrible trope that legions of sub-par games have lazily copied. Expand

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#4 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
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#11 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004