Original Mario Bros Arcade Game Arrives On Nintendo Switch eShop

Mario Bros Arcade

While the Nintendo Switch has been well received by its ever-growing audience and has released several critically lauded software titles, one noticeable feature that has been missing from the newest Nintendo console has been the Virtual Console system that has been present on Nintendo devices since the Wii first released. While the service will likely not be fully implemented until next year at the earliest, Nintendo has just taken at least one step in the right direction now, as they have released the original Mario Bros arcade game on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

The official Nintendo website has confirmed that this re-release of the classic arcade game – titled Arcade Archives Mario Bros – is now ready to be downloaded for the Switch. The title first released in 1983, and was the first time the world was introduced to Luigi and the first time that Mario was given the name we know him by today (in Donkey Kong, he was originally known as “Jumpman”). This game also precedes Mario’s ability to jump directly on enemies, whereas here he and Luigi must flip enemies upside down by jumping into the ground beneath them, or by using the now iconic POW block.

This re-release uses the same graphics that the original arcade version did, and allows for the same 2-player gameplay as well. This version also includes world high score rankings and the ability to play the game like a retro arcade machine by flipping the Switch tablet screen sideways and using the joy-con wirelessly. It is available now on the eShop for $7.99. What do you guys think about the original Mario Bros Arcade game arriving on the Switch? Let us know in the comments below!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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