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Old Super Mario Bros

Old Super Mario Bros

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Old Super Mario Bros is the most famous and popular 2D platformer of all time, and now you can play it on PC in its perfect form. Originally released in 1985 by Nintendo exclusively on the Nintendo Entertainment System home console, this game immediately became a worldwide phenomenon.

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It popularized Nintendo home consoles after the influential “video game crash” of the early 80s, and created a new 2D platforming franchise that gave birth to a multitude of sequels, remakes, and spinoffs, and provided inspiration for an incredible variety of other similar 2D platformer games.

While Old Super Mario Bros officially remained exclusive to Nintendo consoles, immediately the effort was made to port the game in its original form to the PC. This feat was first achieved even before the arrival of the first Windows, enabling home PC users with the DOS operating system to feel the entertainment, action, and gameplay variety of this popular 2D platformer.

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This version of the game is offered here for download, featuring all the original levels and player modes – solo play and coop play with Mario and Luigi playing together to save the princess Toadstool from the evil Bowser. The same gameplay elements are retained, enabling anyone to effortlessly explore the platforming levels, collect coins, jump and evade enemies, try to reach the castle at the end of each level, and if you play long enough, even find the right castle in which princess is captured. The game features the full complement of 8 worlds, each having 4 separate stages with their own distinct challenges.

As of early 2024, Old Super Mario Bros has around 58 million physical and digital copies, making it one of the most successful games of all time.

Installation and Use

The original 1985 version of the Super Mario Bros game for PC can be installed and played in two ways. If you go with the installer version, you can easily install it on Windows XP or earlier OS versions. If you want to install it on a newer OS, make sure you activate the Compatibility Mode which will ensure that the app is playable on a modern Windows OS.

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The game can also be enjoyed via the DOSBox emulator, and this is a preferred method that allows most of the users on modern Windows OS to enjoy this game. After installing DOSBox, go to the game’s directory and activate the START.BAT file. Once in the game, you can press the ESC button, and go to Settings> Redefine Input> Device 1 screen to properly customize your controls.

Main Features
  • The most famous and popular 2D platformer game of all time.
  • Take control of friendly Mario, on his quest of saving the princess Toadstool against the malevolent Bowser.
  • Travel across 8 worlds, each with 4 distinct stages.
  • Engage in fun platforming challenges, and fight or evade numerous opponents.
  • Enjoy in celebrated music, gameplay, and visual splendor of the original NES hit.
  • Available via DOS emulation on all modern versions of Windows OS.
  • Classic Gameplay
  • Nostalgic Appeal
  • Challenging Levels
  • Iconic Characters
  • Simple Controls
  • Dated Graphics
  • Limited Game Mechanics
  • Lack of Online Features
  • Repetitive Soundtrack
  • Limited Replayability

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