Classic Mario Brothers is a beloved platform game featuring the iconic Italian twin plumbers, Mario and Luigi. Together, they embark on an adventure to eliminate creatures like Koopas (turtles) and crabs that have emerged from the sewers. The game revolves around the brothers' ability to knock these creatures upside-down and kick them away.
To defeat enemies, players must hit the platform directly beneath them, causing the enemies to flip onto their backs. Once flipped, players can kick the enemies away for a successful defeat. However, if players take too long, the enemies will flip themselves back over and recover.
Four types of enemies emerge from the pipes throughout the game. These include Shellcreepers, Sidesteppers, Fighter Flies, and Slipices. The Shellcreepers and Sidesteppers can be defeated by flipping them on their backs and kicking them away. Fighter Flies, on the other hand, require the player to make contact with a platform before they can be flipped. Slipices transform platforms into slippery ice, adding an extra challenge. Additionally, fireballs float around the screen, not adhering to platforms like other enemies. The game also features "POW" blocks, which, when hit from below, flip all enemies touching a platform or the floor. Bonus rounds are also included in the game, enhancing the overall gameplay experience.
If you enjoy Classic Mario Brothers, you might also be interested in exploring other Mario games, such as Super Mario Bros 3 Mix, Dr Mario World House Calls, Mario World Buried Treasure, Super Wario Bros 3, Megaman in Super Mario Bros.
In Classic Mario Brothers, players control the dynamic duo as they explore the sewers, investigating the appearance of strange creatures. The main objective is to defeat all enemies in each phase. Unlike in later Mario games, players cannot simply jump on enemies to defeat them. Instead, they must first flip the enemies onto their backs and then kick them away. The gameplay mechanics are relatively simple, involving running and jumping. Each phase consists of platforms with pipes at the corners of the screen and a "POW" block in the center. The phases utilize a wraparound system, meaning that enemies and players reappear on the opposite side when they go off one side of the screen. The game employs a point system and continues until the player loses all lives.