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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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Introducing the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. PaulH.
    Aug 16, 2005
    10
    The best of the classic Nes series.
  2. Dec 30, 2012
    10
    To say this is not the most important gam ever created would be foolish. Not only is it fun, but it single handedly revitalized the video gameTo say this is not the most important gam ever created would be foolish. Not only is it fun, but it single handedly revitalized the video game industry after the crash of 1983. Expand
  3. 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
  4. RobertA.
    Jul 12, 2004
    9
    I already own about 10 of these for the nes. but i just had to buy it for the gba. i was going to sell it new. but it was calling to me toI already own about 10 of these for the nes. but i just had to buy it for the gba. i was going to sell it new. but it was calling to me to open it and play. good thing i did. it's great, you can take it anywhere. Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2016
    9
    Not only you can play the first super mario bros on PC, NES, or gamecube, you can play it on an amazing handheld and with amazing gameplay!Not only you can play the first super mario bros on PC, NES, or gamecube, you can play it on an amazing handheld and with amazing gameplay! But toad gave me the finger... Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2015
    8
    I Wish this didn't exist... JUST KIDDING! this game is fun. it is.
    The only problem is that Nintendo aparentally doesn't know how to make
    I Wish this didn't exist... JUST KIDDING! this game is fun. it is.
    The only problem is that Nintendo aparentally doesn't know how to make sequels for it
    and now, its being PRAISED!
    Call of Duty does the same....everyone hates on it. But its still fun, a fact that we cannot ignore.
    but then Mario gets praised like THE ONLY GAME. THE ONE AND ONLY. for **** sake, sometimes Gaming just ****s up.
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  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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