This is the classic story of Mario the plumber and his brother, Luigi, who have a "little" pest problem. Their water pipes are clogged with nasty, weird crawling creatures...Mario and Luigi need your help!
Mario and Luigi go down to the basement and out of the pipes come hordes of turtle-like beasts called Shellcreepers. One punch to the floor, a swift kick while its stunned and it's one less pest in the pipes
The next critter out of the pipes are the crab-like Sidesteppers. Don't punch just once... they get furious and fast! A second punch and a kick will do the job.
Fighterflies hop and fly about...when they touch the floor, clobber them.
One of the meanest creatures is Slipice, the iceman. He freezes the floor to solid ice, causing the Brothers to slip into the other pests. Don't give him the chance to freeze the floors... a punch into the floor beneath him will do the trick.
Last, but not least, are Fireballs, which chase the Brothers, trying to burn them to a crisp. If you can't punch them, avoid them.
ProTip: Beware...The last pest of each phase will change color and move much faster!
Each time a type of pest is eliminated, a bonus coin pops out of a pipe. When one of the Brothers touches the coin, you receive 800 points. Speaking of big bucks, when a coin phase begins, a skilled player can really rack up the points. Dangling coins appear, and Mario has 20 seconds to grab the loot, with a reward of 800 points per coin and 3000 bonus points if Mario gets all the coins in the first coin phase. Each additional coin phase brings 5000 points if successfully completed.
One feature to watch for is the POW switch... touch it and a punch is delivered to all the pests touching the floors. You can use it three times before it disappears. It reappears later in the game.
You can play Mario Bros, alone or with another player. Another way to play is to have Mario and Luigi battle it out by pushing and punching each other into the pests, while trying to survive at the same time. The last one remaining is the winner!
- When you are playing the game with a less-skilled friend, he can hide on the bottom of the screen between the two pipes, where it's safe from pests, until the coast is clear!
- One way to temporarily eliminate a Fireball is to punch the floor beneath one when it nears the floor.
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