Mario Bros. (stage)

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Mario Bros.
Mario Bros. recreates the pixelated playing field from the original Mario Bros. arcade game.
“Speaking frankly, this stage throws all the basic rules of Smash out the window!”
Nate Bihldorff (translated from Masahiro Sakurai), Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Mario Bros. is an unlockable stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl based on the location from the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. The stage also returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, R.O.B. is faced here when he is being unlocked unless he is unlocked through the Subspace Emissary, even if this stage is not unlocked beforehand.


Like the other arcade retro stage 75 m (based on Donkey Kong), Mario Bros. is an identical reconstruction of the stage as it appeared in the original game. True to the original game, matches played on this course require vastly different strategies from typical courses due to it being almost impossible to KO a character normally due to its low floors. To KO an opponent, it is best to attack the Shellcreepers and Sidesteppers by either hitting the floor below like in the original game (if this is done, a Sidestepper needs to be attacked twice), attacking directly with normal attacks, or using the POW Block, and then throw the helpless enemy at opponents. When these enemies hit opponents, they are sent flying at low angles, and can easily be KO'd as a result. However, the enemies can be reflected by attacks such as Fox's Reflector. If an enemy is left in its helpless state for too long, it gets back up and grow both stronger and faster (though after the third time it can no longer get stronger or speed up).

Sidesteppers are slightly stronger than Shellcreepers at all three levels. Fireballs may also appear, bouncing around the stage and damaging any non-protected fighters they come in contact with. All three enemies appear as 2D sprites. The Fighter Fly is absent from this stage, and likewise, Freezies are not stage obstacles either due to them appearing as normal items in the game.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, walking off one side of the stage allows players to emerge from the other side, similar to the Balloon Fight stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Unlocking criteria in Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the course is initially hidden and must be unlocked before players can utilize it. In order to do so, one must complete the Event Match "Event 19: Wario Bros.", which involves Wario fighting Mario and Luigi, who are on a team, on this stage. Once they are defeated, the event is cleared and the stage becomes available in other modes.

Songs in My Music (Brawl)[edit]

Name Source Credits Requirements
Mario Bros. Mario Bros. Arrangement Supervisor: Shogo Sakai
Composer: Nintendo
Arranger: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Gyromite Gyromite Arrangement: Kenichi Okuma Collect CD
Famicom Medley Family Computer Series Original
Power-Up Music Wrecking Crew Original
Douchuumen (Nazo no Murasamejo) Nazo no Murasamejo Original Collect CD

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオブラザーズ
Mario Burazāzu
Mario Bros.
Chinese 瑪利歐兄弟 (Traditional)
马力欧兄弟 (Simplified)
Mǎlì'ōu xiōngdì
Mario Bros.
Dutch Mario Bros. -
French Mario Bros. -
German Mario Bros. -
Italian Mario Bros. -
Korean 마리오브라더스
Mario Beuradeoseu
Mario Bros.
Russian Братья Марио
Brat'ya Mario
Mario Bros.
Spanish Mario Bros. -


  • While the stage itself was excluded from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the trophies for Shellcreepers, Sidesteppers, and even Fighter Flies (despite the third not appearing on the stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl) in the Wii U game appear to take place on this stage, as the props featured on each trophy appear to be from this stage and the enemies themselves are once again 2D sprites. Regardless, there is no true evidence of the stage being planned to be brought back at any point in development.