Jump to content
VectorGamer

Best Home Version of Mario Bros.?

  

55 members have voted

  1. 1. Which is your favorite home version of Mario Bros?

    • Atari 2600
      2
    • Atari 5200
      1
    • Atari 7800
      5
    • Atari 8-bit
      5
    • ColecoVision
      9
    • NES
      27
    • Other (post)
      6
  2. 2. How do you pronounce "Mario"?

    • Mare-e-o
      6
    • Marr-e-o
      49


Recommended Posts

I searched the forums to see if this topic has been done already and didn't find any hits.

 

My daughter and I played all the home versions of Mario Bros. that I own last night. My favorite version is the ColecoVision - despite being easier and the pests rendered in one color. The fact that it's easier just lets you enjoy this wonderful game a bit longer!

 

The NES would be my runner-up. My least favorite is the 5200 version - I couldn't wait for my game to end.

 

NES

http://youtu.be/45BZFuZJ3gY

 

ColecoVision (pardon the lackluster video - the CV just doesn't work well with my video capture card)

review: http://www.vectorgamer.com/apps/blog/show/41191386-review-mario-bros-colecovision-

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH COLLECTORVISION FOUNDER JEAN-FRANCOIS DUPUIS

http://youtu.be/kD-aoDtMPQA

 

Atari 7800

review: http://www.vectorgamer.com/apps/blog/show/41191539-review-mario-bros-7800-

http://youtu.be/dfLSpN2WPyM

 

Atari 2600

review: http://www.vectorgamer.com/apps/blog/show/41191091-review-mario-bros-2600-

http://youtu.be/NmlL-zZK9mk

 

Atari 5200

http://youtu.be/XBXnch5d82s

 

Also up for discussion was the correct pronunciation of "Mario." I've always said "Mare-e-o." My kids say "Marr-e-o." What say you?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm definitely a fan of the NES version, although that is most likely due to it being the first version I played.

 

And I pronounce it the correct way, "Marr-e-o" :lolblue:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My most favorite versions happen to be NES, Atari XE & Atari 7800. I've never played ColecoVision Mario Bros., But from what I've seen online, it looks awesome. :grin:

 

The 2600 version comes close second. ;-)

 

The 5200 version is my least favorite though... :woozy:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I quite frequently hear "Mare-ee-oh" from people who grew up in Jersey or Long Island. I imagine there's a regional component. I on the other hand grew up hearing "marr-ee-oh".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

C64 - The only other version I've played more than a single time is the 2600 version which seemed fine to me. I'm not even sure if I have 7800 cart for it and I've never bothered to play from NES or Coleco flash carts or emulation. I usually go to MAME if I want to play this game now.

 

Also from a pure C64 viewpoint, I think Toy Bizarre is the better game.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Regarding pronunciation: I think some Nintendo games actually say the word Mario, and it's phonetically "mah-ree-oh", or very similar. Since they own the character and approved the software, I'd say that is a reliable source.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a soft spot for the 7800 version. Sure it suffers from the same wonky sound as 7800 DK and DK Jr. But it's very playable and looks good.

 

Does anyone else think that the Mario sprite in the 7800 version looks like the "small" Mario from NES SMB?

Edited by atariLBC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used to play MB a lot on the NES and was blown away by the ColecoVision version when I first played it. So it's really a toss-up between those two systems and as everyone knows around here, I'm a CV fanatic, so I have to give the nod to the CV version especially since it is a homebrew product.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used to play MB a lot on the NES and was blown away by the ColecoVision version when I first played it. So it's really a toss-up between those two systems and as everyone knows around here, I'm a CV fanatic, so I have to give the nod to the CV version especially since it is a homebrew product.

The first time I played it on the CV I was blown away. It feels more arcade accurate to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I prefer the Atari 7800 version, that being my favorite system. The 2600 port is nice, though I don't like how those fireballs are indestructible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The most obvious changes are the level demonstrations from the arcade (Which the video below is skipping so you only get a brief look).

 

 

But the closer you watch and listen, there are a lot of enhancements that bring it closer. The game goes from almost being quiet except for when you walk, to being alive with sound effects, for instance.

 

Edit: And you can change direction of your jump in mid-air, something that purist might not like. But the redone sprites, audio, and touches like the level introductions elevates it considerably.

 

Edited by Atariboy
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the NES version and the C64 version. The NES version suffers from joypad control, whereas on C64 you use a proper joystick.

My fave version is 2600 due to the fact that I managed to play the game with my wife in 2-player mode and rolling the score, which was a great achievement.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I quite frequently hear "Mare-ee-oh" from people who grew up in Jersey or Long Island. I imagine there's a regional component. I on the other hand grew up hearing "marr-ee-oh".

I grew up on Long Island and pronounce it "Marr-ee-oh". Wasn't until I moved down south I heard the other pronunciation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I grew up on Long Island and pronounce it "Marr-ee-oh". Wasn't until I moved down south I heard the other pronunciation.

 

Strange, I grew up in the south and never heard Mare-ee-oh until I moved to New York!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've played it the most on the game boy advance ports that came with the mario advance series :) really enjoyable link play. My highschool girlfriend and I spent a lot of time playing it. For me it's GBA>NES>2600

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My vote has to go for other right now.

There is the classic ColecoVision game, and then there is the 2012 CollectorVision Megacart which is currently my favorite...

post-29575-0-72326600-1417663749_thumb.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...