Picture: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Binding: Video Game
ESRB Age Rating: Everyone
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Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Platform: Game Boy Color
Publication Date: May 10, 1999
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Region Code: 1
Release Date: May 10, 1999
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Recapture the magic of the original Super Mario Bros. in this Game Boy Color exclusive. Go to battle with Bowser and the Koopa crew in a race against time to save the imprisoned princess. Enjoy totally new bonus options and features. Guide Mario through 8 worlds bursting with secret flowers and all kinds of surprises behind breakable blocks. You can even print special stickers with the Game Boy Printer. 2-player competition is possible with the Game Link Cable.
One of the best things about the Game Boy Color is that it's basically an original Nintendo Entertainment System that can fit in your pocket. What this means for gamers is that many of the great games for the classic system are being ported to the Game Boy Color, giving us a chance to re-play (or in some cases discover) the best game titles from the '80s.
Nintendo's own Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is among the first of these conversions, and it certainly remains one of the best. Actually, calling this game a conversion really doesn't do it justice. This version actually contains more levels than the original game, including the entire Japanese version and a slew of extras (such as a two-player mode).
The controls in this game are easy to grasp--even for novice gamers. All Mario can do is jump (and shoot fireballs with the right power- ups), but it is amazing to see how much gameplay can be squeezed from these simple actions when the controls work in direct harmony with a player's thoughts. The only element of this game that could have been better is that the Game Boy Color's screen isn't quite large enough to show the entire layout of the original game screen, so players may occasionally need to press up and down on the control pad to see some offscreen action. While this can be distracting, it ultimately has minimal impact on gameplay. If you are looking for the quintessential side-scrolling platform game, you can't do much better than Super Mario Bros. Deluxe. --T. Byrl Baker
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