Super Mario All-Stars contains enhanced remakes of Super Mario Brothers (SMB) from 1985, SMB: The Lost Levels (1986), SMB2 (1988), SMB3 (1990) & Super Mario World (SMW)(1991).
The Super Mario Brothers run of games are hands down my alltime favorites of any game runs, especially the first one. Maybe it's because when I was a kid and I first saw SMB in the arcade it totally blew my mind. I had seen the original Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong but there was nothing quite like this game anywhere at that time. I remember dropping $10 in quarters on that game that night because that's all my mom would give me for games, and I became almost obsessed with it. My mom had a bowling league on wednesdays and that was the only time I could play it because the mall's arcade was always packed, so I'd get my weekly fix at the bowling alley. It wasn't until I moved in with my dad that I got good at it about a year later in 86. It's funny because the arcade SMB that I ended up finally beating was also at a bowling alley so for me the first SMB and bowling alley's go hand in hand lol. My best friend had gotten a NES for christmas and being able to play SMB without dropping mad amounts of quarters was fucking awesome to me. And that's when it got to the point that I could beat the game in 20 minutes easily, having memorized almost every level thoroughly. When SMB2 came out I was into it but something about it didn't seem as cool as the first one. Same with SMB3, although they both had some pretty sweet things about em. When Super Mario World came out though I felt they had added some really cool features and it made it much more interesting to me. For some reason I still can't stand the maps in 2, 3 and SMW, they're just so slow to navigate around in. The official sequal to SMW is Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island or just Yoshi's Island for short. I'll get to that game on my next post. That one is definitely my favorite of all the Marios along with the OG one.
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