SUPER MARIO BROS. THE LOST LEVELS
The Mushroom Kingdom was a peaceful place, until the fateful day that Bowser used his twisted magic to invade it. Bowser turned most of the Mushroom Kingdom's people into rocks, bricks, and mushrooms. He even kidnapped Princess Toadstool and held her captive in his huge castle.
When the Mario Brothers, Mario and Luigi, heard this, they knew that they needed to do something. They decided to battle Bowser and his evil minions to save the Princess. Can they do it?
SUPER MARIO BROS. 2
One evening, Mario had a strange dream. He dreamt of a long, long stairway leading up to a door. As soon as the door opened, he was confronted with a world he had never seen before spreading out as far as his eyes could see.
Suddenly, he heard a faint voice saying "Welcome to 'Subcon', the land of dreams. We have been cursed by Wart. Please defeat Wart and save us. Remember, Wart hates vegetables. Please help us!"
The next day, on the way to a picnic, Mario talked to Luigi, Toad, and the Princess about the strange dream he had. After arriving at the picnic area, they found a small cave. When they opened the door in this cave, to their
great surprise, the world that Mario saw in his dream spread out before them!
SUPER MARIO BROS. 3
The Mushroom Kingdom has been a peaceful place thanks to the brave deeds of Mario and Luigi. The Mushroom Kingdom forms an entrance to the Mushroom World where all is not well. Bowser has sent his 7 children to make mischief as they please in the normally peaceful Mushroom World. They stole the royal magic wands from each country in the
Mushroom World and used them to turn their kings into animals. Mario and Luigi must recover the royal magic wands from Bowser's 7 kids to return the kings to their true forms. "Good-bye and good luck!", said the Princess and Toad as Mario and Luigi set off on their journey deep into
the Mushroom World.
--From the SNES Super Mario All Stars instruction manual.
Overview: Four great Super Mario Bros. games in one package!
Directions: Super Mario Bros.Super Mario Bros. 2Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels (JAPAN Super Mario Bros. 2):
This is the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2. Unlike the U.S. version this game is much more similar to SMB1. The Lost Levels does not have Two Player mode.
You can play as Mario or Luigi. Mario is exactly the same as he was in the last game, but Luigi jumps higher and has less traction. Mario resists wind better than Luigi.
Mario and Luigi can get more air from bouncing off enemies than in their last adventure, which is a good thing because you'll be required to do it to make some pretty difficult jumps.
Another new tradition is the Poison Mushroom. Touch this and it's the same as touching an enemy. If you want to know what they look like check the first screen shot.
This game is A LOT harder than the original game. Luckily, you can save in any level by pressing Start and choosing either Save and Continue or Save and Quit.
One final word of warning, there are warp zones in the game that will send you BACK to earlier levels. Watch out!