RadarPlays - Mario Bros.

Though he’s normally pushed into the background by his more famous brother, 2013 is a huge year for Luigi. Not only does he have a starring role in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for 3DS, he’s turning 30 this year too. To celebrate the lovable loser’s first appearance in 1983 arcade classic Mario Bros., we booted it up for this week’s RadarPlays Retro. Come with us as we celebrate our old pal Weegee with some old school two-player trolling…

Want to hang out with GamesRadar's editors while taking a look at retro games, new releases, and totally random experiences? RadarPlays is for you. Mondays we'll be checking out blasts from the past on RadarPlays Retro, Wednesdays we change things up to whatever we feel like playing with RadarPlays Shuffle, and Friday is packed with the strangest titles you’ve never (hopefully) heard of in RadarPlays Freaky. We'll also release RadarPlays for all the new releases, so be sure to check back!


  • J-Fid - March 12, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    That was great!
  • Unoriginal - March 12, 2013 6:11 a.m.

    Wow, how could you make a game of Mario Bros. Intense?
  • KA87 - March 12, 2013 5:57 a.m.

    You got coin blocked hard.
  • THETHINGABOUT - March 12, 2013 12:44 a.m.

    Hahahaha awww that was so nice.
  • shawksta - March 11, 2013 8 p.m.

    That was nice to watch. Funny how Luigi won. Fun fact: The fireballs in this game are otherwise the difference between Mario and Luigi's Fireballs in smash bros, with the Red bouncing everywhere while luigi stays in a straight path. The sliding in this game is probably where Luigi's Sliding Physics came from in the games he's in. I remember that old Commercial, that was funny as heck and this game is one heck of a classic thats still good
  • MOD - March 11, 2013 7:51 p.m.

    You can play this if you own Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for GBA. I'm not sure about two player though.
  • santaclouse37 - March 11, 2013 6:19 p.m.

    Could one of the editors please confirm my suspicion that Henry had a look of pure childlike glee over his face the entire time you were recording?
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - March 11, 2013 9:13 p.m.

    This is fact, confirmed.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - March 11, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    Confirmed, except when he ran into that fireball
  • BladedFalcon - March 11, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    Ah, good memories... What I played when I was a kid was actually the version that came with SMB3, which I remember wasn't all that different except for the fact that the sprites were slightly more defined, and with say, the flies and the crabs, you saw the COMPLETE face instead of just one eye XD Considering this came out 30 years ago, i still think it holds up really well though, at least for having a fun half an hour with someone, it's challenging, but fairly easy to understand.

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