Kaettekita Mario Bros.

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Kaettekita Mario Bros.
The title screen.
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Family Computer Disk System
Release date Family Computer Disk System
Japan November 30, 1988
Genre Platformer
Floppy disk

Kaettekita Mario Bros. is a game for the Family Computer Disk System released on November 30, 1988. It is an updated version of Mario Bros. that was released only in Japan,[1] although a 1993 Europe-only cartridge re-release resembles it.[2]

Game modes[edit]

The game has several modes that can be accessed from the main menu.

Original Mario Bros.[edit]

This mode plays similarly to the Mario Bros. that was released to arcades. However, there are several differences.

  • Some new levels were added.
  • Mario and Luigi can now change direction in mid-air (much like modern remakes).
  • The graphics and music were improved somewhat.
  • High scores can now be saved.
  • Advertisements appeared between levels. Some were for other Mario games, such as Super Mario Bros. 3. Others were for the Japanese food company Nagatanien, who sponsored this game. One of the advertisements is the Super Mario cereal's ad.

Nagatanien World[edit]

This mode is similar to Original Mario Bros., but two additional features are active:

  • After losing all lives and receiving a game over, players will be given the chance to play a Slot Machine Minigame. Should they get a match, they will be allowed to continue their game without the score and phase counters resetting. However, this area can only be visited once per game.
    • Nagatanien (永谷園) - 4 extra lives
    • Three matches- 2 extra lives
    • Two matches - 1 extra life
  • After reaching 100,000 points, players are given promotional codes that can be mailed in to be entered in a drawing for Mario playing cards. At 200,000 points, players are given another code for a copy of Super Mario Bros. 3, which released one month earlier in Japan for the Family Computer. All players who send in codes receive a free Mario keyring.

This promotion was active from November 30, 1988 to May 31, 1989.

Name registration[edit]

Players one and two may register their name, age, and gender. These are used when a high score is broken and to refer to players with honorifics appropriate for their gender.


In this mode, a Shellcreeper explains the promotional features of Nagatanien World.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ってきた マリオブラザーズ
(disk label)
かえってきた MARIO BROS.
(title screen)
Kaettekita Mario Burazāzu
Return of Mario Bros. or Mario Bros. Returns


  • This game is referred to in English as "Mario Bros. have returned" on the list of games eligible for the Nintendo Creators Program.[3]


  1. ^ GameSpot Retrieved November 14, 2010
  2. ^ NinDB Retrieved July 9, 2015
  3. ^ https://r.ncp.nintendo.net/whitelist/