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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe [GBC]







This could be the greatest video game on the Gameboy Color.

9.5

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Old-school"

Summary

I'm just going to go out and say it. This is in my list of my top 5 favorite games of all time. The sound, the simple graphics, the extras, everything! Well, I'm getting a bit ahead of myself so I'll start at the beginning.


When you first turn on the game, you get a load of options to choose. such as, the original 1985 Super Mario Bros, challenge mode, and the vs. mode. Other options include a list of high-scores, a folder with artwork that you can unlock, and the toy box.


The game play is just the original Mario Bros. Not much to say there.. There is a world map similar to the Super Mario Bros 3 one except you can't move in it, so I don't see a point for it being there. And if you beat the game with a score of 300,000 or more, you will unlock Super Mario Bros for Super Players. SMBfSP is actually the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros 2.

I recommend this for anyone in the market for a good hand-held game. The copy I bought was $10.






There's no suprise how this game got what it got.

10

Editors' Choice

Summary

First of when i was a little bit smaller i used to play this game on my old-school nes i owned the game i had played it every day... sure i wasn't born back then but it wasn't long until i presuade my mom to buy this for me, she said i'd better have fun with this and i did it was the best game i'd used to play on my gbc. It's just like the old mario game its just remade on your portable system its for everyone...i'd recommend this to every platformer or just everyone that plays mario games The control is similarly intuitive like the original,you never feel as though Mario (or Luigi, if you press Select on the map screen) is at fault when he/you dies. In Challenge, players explore levels they have already conquered, looking for five special coins, a Yoshi egg, and maximum points the levels are a little bit the same as the original but with tons of bonuses if you unlock stuff.In Super Mario it feels perfectly natural to enjoy the amount of replay value cuz it never gets old in my book.




Frustrating ass hell but freakin fun!

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent:
100 or More Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Old-school"

Summary

I remember when I was a little boy I played this game alot in the Game Boy Color. I was born in the 90's so I never owned a NES or a SNES but this was my first video game and this is the reason why Mario is my all-time favorite video game Mascot. I used to be frustrated playing this game but it was so addicting I never gaved up, I was 5 when I first recieved this game which was in 1999 so I was pretty late in N64 Era. I absolutley didn't understand who this Mario was or why he was jumping platforms defeating a Fire breathing Boss, but I didn't care it was fun.

Gameplay: 10/10 Fun a$$ hell!!!! From running and jumping to swimming trying to get away from obstacles was the best!

Controls: 9/10 The controls were just right! But it was really frustrating when Mario wouldn't jump and end up falling into a little pit.

Story: 10/10 Going to castle to castle being told the Princess is in another castle was the best storyline ever!!! Nah just kidding 7/10

Sound: 8/10 Epic 8-bit sound, Music gets catchy when you here it alot.

The Verdict: 10/10

Right Now everybody who were born before 1995 should be in love with Mario if not oh well, I'm just glad Mario was the first Video Game I played, he is the reason why I buy Nintendo Systems from N64, GCN, Handhelds, and Wii! He is the Current Michael Jordan of Video Gaming!




Possibly the best port of Super Mario Bros. I have ever played.

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Old-school"

Summary

When games become extremely popular on one console, it's bound to be ported to various other consoles for a larger audience to enjoy. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong Country, various arcade titles like Asteroids, and Tetris are just some of the many great games that made their way to other platforms due to their great success. The original Super Mario Bros is no exception, appearing on the Super Nintendo, GBA, Wii, and the Gameboy Color version here. If you are looking for a hand-held game that you are bound to spend hours with, especially while traveling, then Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is a great package. This is perhaps the best port of the game I have ever played.

Aside from a few animation changes and smaller screen, the original Super Mario Bros. has remained fully intact. The graphics,music, sounds, levels, and enemies are exactly the same, which is by no means a bad thing. Some of the changes include added animations to water and lava and a couple of characters, a map screen (pressing select on the map screen lets you switch to Luigi), and of course the view of which you are able to see the level. Since you are playing on a smaller screen it zooms a bit more closer. To could present a problem in certain parts of the level as you couldn't tell what's below or above you. To solve this the game allows you to pan the screen up and down to get a better view in whatever direction you plan to go. It can still be a bit problematic, but not to the point of frustration.

Aside from the original game there are some cool added bonuses. The game has two other difficulties to test your skill. The first difficulty is what I like to call the star difficulty, because by scrolling through the levels you come across a new set of levels with a star replacing the dash in-between the two numbers. In these levels there are more hazards and all the Goombas are replaced with buzzy beetles which you cannot destroy with fire balls and they can be more challenging to deal with in walled sections. Finally the last difficulty is actually the original 8-Bit port of Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels, originally released in Japan and ported to the Super Nintendo in Super Mario All Stars. Included along with the different difficulties include a versus mode, coin challenges, and Boo races. All of which are very nice touches in the end.

To sum things up:

PROS:
-Original 8-bit graphics
-Levels, enemies, music, and power ups are kept in tact
-Added challenges for replay value
-The original Lost Levels

CONS:
-Zoomed in screen can be a problem sometimes

With all of this great content combined, this is definitely the best port of Super Mario Bros. you could ever play. This is basically a must own for your Gameboy. Just like the original NES cartridge, this is guaranteed to last you for a long time. For those looking for your 8-bit Mario fix on the go, look no further than this game.




A great port of everybody's favorite Nintendo Plumber.

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
100 or More Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Old-school"

Summary

Super Mario Bros Deluxe is a great port of the original Super Mario Bros for the NES.The plot/story is exactly the same as its NES counter-part,being a port.You still play as your favorite Plumber Mario,and still try to save Princess Peach from the evil Bowser,a turtle like boss monster.

The Graphics for this port of Super Mario Bros are phenomenal for the Game Boy Color.The visuals are very colorful and crisp for the handheld.Something I believe differs from the NES version,is the fact that the game boy color screen is to small to represent the full game,so you have to use the up button on the d-pad to see the top of the screen.The animation is great,very well done for its era.In all,great graphics.

The sound portion of the game is good,but the inferior speakers on the GBC can't fully express the music and sound effects greatness.The music alone is catchy,and their are quite a bit of different sound tracks that each express every level.A lot of the sound effects are just as good as the music.Super Mario bros Deluxe has great presentation over all.

As for gameplay,almost anyone that calls themself a gamer has played a Mario game in the last 20-25 years.But if you've been living under a rock,I'll give you a low down.Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is a 2D sidescrolling platformer that uses the d-pad for movement,and the A and B buttons for running and jumping.The game is very fun,challenging,and encourages skill,and mastering of the levels and controls.The game includes many enemies,including things like flying and non-flying turtles,goombas,flying bullets,and shelled goombas.To kill enemies you jump on them.You can use get special items like mushrooms that let you take an extra hit by breaking blocks with your head during the level,fire flowers,that let you take an extra hit nad the ability to shoot fire balls--which makes killing enemies both easier and funner,and stars that make you invincible for a short amount of time.As for collectibles and speed run opportunities,this game is great.

Neat Features: In the main menu you can access a fortune telling mini game,a section full of different printable logos for the game-N64-and other neat pictures,and you can also watch a section that shows hidden places where yoshi eggs are hidden in certain levels.

Final Verdict: If you just recently picked up a game boy color,found it in your closet after 12 years,or just need a new game to crave your platformer fill on the GBC,and for some reason still haven't picked up Super Mario Bros. Deluxe,than this is a MUST HAVE.


9.9

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