Super Mario Bros. Print World

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Super Mario Bros. Print World
Box art for Super Mario Bros. Print World
Developer Codesmith, Inc.
Publisher Hi Tech Expressions
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Apple II, Tandy 1000, Commodore 64, IBM JX
Release date March 30, 1991[1]
Genre Productivity
Mode(s) Single user
3.5" floppy disk
5.25" floppy disk
Home computer system:
A screenshot of Super Mario Bros. Print World
Screenshot of the program in use

Super Mario Bros. Print World is a Super Mario-themed printing program for home computers, allowing the player to print out artwork of various characters and elements from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Land. It was developed by Hi Tech Expressions and released in the United States in 1991 for IBM and Tandy compatibles, as well as the Commodore 64 and Apple II. The title was only released in the United States; the MS-DOS version retailed for $19.99 and the Commodore 64 version retailed for $14.99.

Super Mario Bros. Print World is not a game, but a publishing application, with templates to make greeting cards, signs, posters, banners, and calendars, with a user guide on how to operate. The title is based on another Hi Tech Expressions title, Power Print, and has several variants based on themes other than Super Mario, including the NFL, Jim Henson's Muppets, The Addams Family, and Looney Tunes.


Game box and contents

Now you're printing with power!

Mario, Luigi and the rest of the Super Mario Bros. gang take center stage in this powerful print program that lets you express your creativity in a fun and easy way. Create a merry Mario banner for a friend's homecoming, design a Koopa card for that loved one or make a Mushroom mask just for fun. You can even write and illustrate your very own storybook starring the beautiful Princess, then print it out for hours of coloring fun.

The possibilities are endless with Super Mario Bros. Print World-signs, stationery, cards, posters and banners are only the beginning, you can also printout puppets, bookmarks, masks and lots more for hours of creative fun!

The Super Mario Bros. Print World features:

  • Super Mario Bros. characters in high-resolution graphics, including Mario, Luigi, The Koopas, Mushroom, Princess and many more.
    IBM-100 Graphics; Commodore/Apple-60 Graphics.
  • 20 decorative borders that add excitement to your creations.
  • 7 typefaces in three sizes, special effects including italics, boldface and outline.

Included graphics[edit]

Note: Every image name is as it appears in the software. Some titles do not accurately describe the images they correspond to.



These fonts were produced by Weatherly Systems, Inc., a now-defunct graphics design company. The font "Marquee" was a clone of Broadway, a typeface that has been widely used in entertainment-related contexts since it was designed in the late 1920s.

  • Flower
  • Marquee
  • Palm Beach
  • Park Place
  • Poster Script
  • Shakespeare
  • Solar
  • Wild West

Printer compatibility for IBM machines[edit]

  • Epson FX-850
  • Epson LQ-510
  • Epson LQ-850
  • Epson LX-810
  • HP DeskJet
  • HP LaserJet II/II
  • HP PaintJet
  • IBM Proprinter II
  • Okidata 320/1 (IBM)
  • Okidata 320/1 (STD)
  • Oki 393 (LQ mode std)
  • Oki 393c (LQ black)
  • Oki 393c (LQ blue)
  • Oki 393c (LQ red)
  • Oki 393c (LQ yellow)
  • Oki 393c (PPR XL24)
  • Oki 393c (XL24 AGM)
  • OkiLaser 400
  • Panasonic KX-P1124 (LQ)
  • Panasonic KX-P1124 (X24)
  • Panasonic KX-P1180
  • Panasonic KX-P1191
  • Star LaserPrinter 8II
  • Star NX-1000 (STD)
  • Star NX-1000 (IBM)
  • Star NX-2410 (STD)
  • Star NX-2410 (IBM)
  • Star XB-2410 (STD)
  • Star XB-2410 (IBM)
  • Star XR-1000 (STD)
  • Star XR-1000 (IBM)
  • Tandy 130/132
  • Tandy DMP 136
  • Tandy DMP 240
  • Tandy 300/302 (IBM)
  • Tandy LP 950 (LJ2)
  • Texas Instruments omni 800/857 (DP)
  • Texas Instruments omni 800/857 (WP)


Super Mario Bros. Print World contains numerous errors and inconsistencies on the included graphics and their labels.

  • The image of the 1-Up Mushroom as seen in Super Mario Bros. 2 depicts it as yellow with black text, not red with white text.
  • Most objects and surfaces that are supposed to be blue actually appear purple.
  • Bowser's image depicts him as "King Koopa," his version from the DiC cartoons The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, rather than his design from the games which would match most of the other artworks. It also does not follow the proper coloring for even that version's design - having red spikes and crown tips plus a purple wristband, and his lower lip is red.
  • The image labeled "Cheep Cheep" does not depict a regular Cheep Cheep, but three Spiny Cheep Cheeps. It also shows them in three colors, when only one color of them exists.
  • In the "Mario and Buzzybeetle" image, the Buzzybeetle's shell is red, not the proper blue.
  • The Koopa Paratroopa's artwork depicts its shell with the colors of the joining bridge and plaston reversed.
  • The Marine Pop and Sky Pop from Super Mario Land are blue, not the proper yellow.
  • A drawing of Princess Toadstool, Toad, and Luigi as seen in the Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese boxart is labeled as "Mario & Daisy".
  • In the "Mario Bowling" artwork, Mario is really playing with snowballs, not bowling balls.
  • An image of Mario from Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race is labeled "Mario in Helmet," even though Mario is not wearing a helmet in that artwork, only holding it.
  • The "Mario Magician" artwork shows Mario using a party popper, rather than actually performing a magic trick.
  • Mouser's gloves, shoes, and the inside of his ears are miscolored; they are actually supposed to be pink.
  • The image of Nipper Plants instead labels these enemies as Munchers.
  • The colors on the Para-Beetle's head and the lining of its shell are reversed.
  • Princess Daisy's artwork depicts her with Princess Toadstool's colors, not her proper colors as seen in the original art from Super Mario Land.
  • Princess Toadstool uses colors based on those of her Super Mario Bros. 2 artworks, even though color models closer to what would ultimately become standard for her had already appeared in artwork. Additionally, an image of her pulling up a vegetable depicts the vegetable as pink with white leaves.
  • One of the two images of Roy Koopa misnames him as "Ray Koopa"; however, the other uses the correct name for him.
  • The spiked ball thrown by the Spike is confused as a Spiny egg.
  • The Spiny's image depicts it as green. Though green Spiny eggs do exist in Super Mario Bros. 3, fully hatched Spinies never appear with that color in-game.


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