‘Super Mario Bros.’ Can Now be Played in Your Browser

If you long to play the classic Super Mario Bros., but you don’t have immediate access to ’80s Nintendo console, you’ll jump-over-mushrooms for joy at news that you can play it online now in your browser.

Photo: Full Screen Mario

Prepare to waste your day or even month. Fast forward almost 30 years later and you can now play Super Mario Bros in your web browser.

Full Screen Mario as it’s been titled, is a full HTML 5 remake, created by Josh Goldberg, of the original game at ’80s Nintendo console.

It’s not clear if all levels are available to play, but since there is a level editor, and the project is completely open source, it stands to reason that there is more than enough to hold your attention, at least for the better part of an afternoon.

And while you might think the controls would be slow and sluggish, they’re anything but.  Your keyboards arrow keys controls Mario’s direction of travel, the space bar jumps, and the shift key fires and also doubles as a sprint button.

Mario made his first appearance as “Jumpman” in the Donkey Kong arcade game in 1981.It wasn’t until 1983 that Mario was featured in his own game, joined by his younger brother Luigi, in the arcade game Mario Bros.

The Mario franchise is the best-selling video game franchise of all time, selling more than 210 million units as a whole.

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