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A Look at Mario Bros. on the Atari 2600

One thing that always bugged me as a kid was how great some ads made games look. Check out this advertisement for Mario Bros. for the Atari 2600.

Mario Bros for Atari 2600

For reference, here is what Mario Bros. looked like in the arcade:

arcade-mario-bros

Here is a screenshot of the Atari 2600 version:

atari-mario-bros

Despite any graphical deficiencies, the Atari 2600 version of the game was still fun — although, to be honest, I always preferred the Commodore 64 version myself.

c64-mario-bros

If you missed it, check out our own Doug’s post from last week covering the Mario Bros. commercial as well.

“Mario, where arrrrrrre youoooooou!”