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Mario Bros. Mario Bros. - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Mario Bros. - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Turtles, crabs, and flies come pouring out of the waterworks. Hit the floor beneath them to flip them over, then kick them into the water. Collect coins for bonus points.

Mario Bros. was produced by Nintendo in 1983.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Mario Bros. was produced include: Sky Skipper, Popeye, Donkey Kong Junior, Donkey Kong, Vs. UniSystem, Tennis, Mario Bros. (PlayChoice), Donkey Kong 3, Balloon Fight, and Duck Hunt

Specs

Name Mario Bros.
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8624
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Monitor
Conversion Class Nintendo Classic
Game Specific Mario Bros. Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Mario Bros. Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Jump
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - Conversion: 199 lbs
  • Upright/Standard - Wide Body Cabinet-226 lbs
Control Panel Mario Bros. Control Panel Image
Side Art Mario Bros. Side Art Image

Game Introduction

Mario Mario and Luigi Mario the Mario Brothers must try to get rid of Shellcreepers turtles, Sidesteppers crabs need to be hit twice, and Fighterflies fliescan only be defeated while they touch the platform who come pouring out of the waterworks.Hit the floor beneath them to flip them over, then kick them into the water. Collect coins for bonus.

Later, the Slipice will come out and freeze the platforms making your traction very poor. As the game progresses water drops hang below the platforms and freeze into deadly icicles which fall soon after.

Keep track of the green fireballs as they will appear more frequenly. The red fireball can also be a menace. If you have to you can hit the fireballs from below when they touch the platform. Beware of hitting the red fireball. It rapidly reappears and moves much faster.

Hit the POW platform to knock over your enemies and destroy fireballs. Be wise, you only get three per level. Each difficulty level begins with three POW's and a bonus wave which coins are collected

Game Play

The first player controls Mario blue and the second player controls Luigi green. You can either work together to kill all the opponents, or compete by putting the other player in a position to be killed.

Mario Bros. KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.91 (20 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.97

Overall Like 4.21
Fun (Social) 4.25
Fun (Solo) 3.74
Collector Desire 4.05

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 4.26
Graphics 3.95
Originality 4.05
Sound/Music 3.53

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Hacks

  • Fish Bros. - Play as a fish.
  • Koopa Bros. - Lets you play as a Koopa.
  • Mushroom Bros. - Lets you play as a mushroom.
  • Pikachu Bros. - Changes the characters and graphics to make them look more like "Pokemon".

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Trivia

The idea that this game would be for two players did not come about until Shigeru Miyamoto was inspired by Williams' Joust.

The name for Mario's brother, Luigi, who is introduced in this game, came from a pizza parlor nearby the then-new Redmond, Washington headquarters of Nintendo of America called "Mario and Luigi's."

Cabinet Information

The game was originally released in the dedicated wide-body cabinet seen above. Many later games were built as conversions, often using other Nintendo cabinets like the orange Donkey Kong Junior cabinet shown on the right.

Conversion

The conversion kit came with the control panel assembly, front plexiglass, marquee, sideart, hardware to re-orient the monitor, the PCB and the wiring harnesses. It was designed to quickly convert Donkey Kong and similar Nintendo series cabinets.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mario Bros. Census

There are 14,753 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 546 known instances of this machine owned by Mario Bros. collectors who are active members. Of these, 407 of them are original dedicated machines. 75 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 62 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 17 active VAPS members with a Mario Bros. machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Mario Bros. circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 32 active VAPS members currently looking for Mario Bros.. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Mario Bros. circuit board set.

This game ranks a 80 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 45 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

Flyers

Legacy

  1. Mario Bros.
  2. Vs. Super Mario Bros.
  3. Super Mario Bros. 2
  4. Super Mario Bros. 3
  5. Super Mario World

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 165; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Arcade Fever Sellers (ISBN 0762409371) Page: 128; Color photo
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 165; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright B
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright A

See the game at:

This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
The Very Best Arcade (The Very Best Weiner Shop) 252 E High St, Pottstown Pennsylvania United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Status: Verified

Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Coins
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Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge
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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2016 8 862.50 812.19
2017 3 920.00 853.33
All Years 11 920.00 823.41

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