Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up
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Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up is a DOS computer game featuring Mario and friends released in 1991. It is an Electric Crayon game and was published by Merit Software. The game is essentially a digital coloring book, containing illustrations by Rick Incrocci. A few pages have animated sequences. The pages are themed after common careers. Characters in the game include Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, Toads, and Bowser. Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up features Bowser both as he appears in video games and as he does in the Super Mario cartoons. Link also makes cameo appearances on the Chef/Waiter and Travel guide pages.
The player cannot alter anything about the pages except for the colors. Pictures can be colored from a palette of sixteen colors (The same default color palette seen in many other DOS games, as well as the Genesis title "Art Alive"). Clicking on the mix button will "mix" the current with the 15 other colors and give a total of 256 colors. Choosing a color and clicking on a picture will fill it with the selected color. The finished, or in progress, coloring is automatically saved to disk. The player can click the "oops" button to remove all colors applied previously and start coloring from the very beginning. Players can also select the name box for information on the occupation, as well as the picture. After the page is completed, the player can either print it or move on to the next page.
List of Career pages