Kaettekita Mario Bros.

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Kaettekita Mario Bros.
Kaettekita Mario Bros.
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms Family Computer Disk System
Release date Family Computer Disk System:
Japan November 30, 1988
Genre Platformer
Media
FDS:
Floppy disk
Input
NES:

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] using the same enemy sprites and colors from this game. Excluding ports, this is the last Mario game for the Family Computer Disk System.

Game modes[edit]

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

Original Mario Bros.[edit]

Phase 18

This mode plays similarly to the Japanese arcade version of Mario Bros. However, there are several differences from the arcade or earlier NES port.

  • One of three advertisements will appear before the first phase. They are for the Japanese food company Nagatanien which sponsored this game.
    • One ad is for ochazuke nori and features singer-actor Saburō Kitajima who appeared in Nagatanien ads during the game's release
    • A Super Mario Bros. 3 branded furikake ad
    • A gomoku fried rice mix ad
  • Mario and Luigi can now change direction in mid-air (much like modern remakes).
  • Mario's color scheme is the same as his Donkey Kong palette.
  • The graphics and music were improved somewhat compared to the earlier port.
  • The top five high scores can now be saved like in the arcade version but not in the earlier port. Names can be longer and in Japanese.

Nagatanien World[edit]

The slots mini-game

This mode is similar to Original Mario Bros., but with three additional features:

  • In addition to watching one of the three ads like above, another cut-scene addressing the player's registered name will advertise products before Phase 1.
  • 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 for a pack of Super Mario Bros. 3-themed playing cards. At 200,000 points, players are given another code for entry in a drawing for a Super Mario Bros. 3 cartridge, which released one month earlier in Japan on 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 1 and 2 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.

Notices[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

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
Mario Bros. have returned[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GameSpot Retrieved November 14, 2010
  2. ^ NinDB Retrieved July 9, 2015
  3. ^ Nintendo Creators Program (Archived)