Super Mario Bros.

Description

Super Mario Bros. is the original sidescrolling platformer by Nintendo. Mario and his brother Luigi must run across eight worlds in order to save Princess Toadstool from the evil Bowser. The game introduced powerups like the Super Mushroom and Starman into the Mario franchise as well as a variety of new enemies.

Details

  • Platformer

Publications

Here at TASVideos we make perfect movies... and then we beat them again — this time by 1 frame, which, considering the fiercely competitive history of this run, is actually significant.
And if watching this TAS on an emulator isn't satisfying enough, why not see it played back on a real console!
Note: Using RTA timing, this run clocks in at 04:54.03.
This movie is a full warpless run-through by HappyLee and Mars608.
It is a 00:00.70 second improvement over the previous movie by MrWint by the time Mario touches the final goal on Stage 8-4. Most of the improvement comes from faster Stage 5-1 involving a Bullet Bill and faster Stage 6-2 involving a vine. For detailed information, you can read the authors' comments.
This movie has been replayed on an NES console. Watch the video of it here.
Bowser has kidnapped Peach again, but this time, Mario's hoarding tendencies are kicking in. He's grabbing all of the items in the kingdom, even when he doesn't really need them.
In this movie, the aim is to complete the game while collecting every possible item without dying, doing so as fast as possible.
DaSmileKat manages to improve on the previous movie by 00:01.38 seconds through careful optimization of almost every level.

You can watch the complete run played back on console
Once again, Bowser has kidnapped Peach, but this time Mario isn't trying to rescue her quite as urgently. Fed up with getting no reward for his endeavors beyond cake, Mario takes a leaf out of Wario's book and decides that while rescuing Peach, he might as well make as much money as he can.
In this movie, the aim is to complete the game while collecting as many coins as possible without dying, doing so as fast as possible. In fact, Mario collects 1431 coins in total, which is rather surprising as there are only 1225 distinct coins in the game!
If you enjoyed this TAS, be sure to check out this movie, in which Mario completes the game without pressing the B button.
Watch this run get played back on a real NES!
Bowser has kidnapped Princess Peach once again, but this time, Mario is tired of jumping around the kingdom to save her. So he instead takes a route that's a bit easier on his legs.
In this movie, the aim is to complete the game with the fewest A button presses possible. This movie uses more creative tricks and exploits than what you'd see in other movies for this game. A more in-depth explanation can be found in the authors' comments.
The total amount of A button presses done in this movie is 62, you can turn on Closed Captions in the youtube video to view a button counter.

You can watch Kosmic give an in-depth look of the run here as well as watching the premiere of the TAS here.
If you prefer console verification with no commentary, click here to watch that.
Bowser has kidnapped the princess (again) and Mario must save the day. But this time through, he takes a stroll. Nothing bothers Mario as he walks through all the stages, sometimes backwards, on his way to save the princess.
This movie demonstrates that it's possible to complete every single stage without pressing the B button. Having been bothered by the lack of running and shooting in this game, the ending outright asks the player to press B.
This movie also improves the previous one by 00:09.32 seconds through new strategies and better optimization.

The authors have provided a comparison encode, which is available for download at Archive.org, and as a YouTube stream.
This run can be played back on a real NES console, watch that here!


Game Versions

Type Name Title Override Region Version Sha1 Md5 Platform
Good Super Mario Bros. (W) [!] W EA343F4E445A9050D4B4FBAC2C77D0693B1D0922 811B027EAF99C2DEF7B933C5208636DE NES
Good Super Mario Bros. (E) (REVA) [!].nes E REVA AB30029EFEC6CCFC5D65DFDA7FBC6E6489A80805 673913A23CD612DAF5AD32D4085E0760 NES
Hack Super Mario Bros (JU) [p1][patched].nes JU Super Duper Mario Bros. (Unapproved Graphics Hack) 2e5e7b9610aa549063a3d6be3ed5a8798be339de 14c3e97b5502c76deaf159d691d6082a NES