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Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (NES) artwork

Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (NES) review


"First of all this is for both Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros as a collection, so if you want more information about my views on the original Super Mario Bros read my review on just that, for it is alot more detailed than this will be. However putting these two games as a collection is how most of us first experience Super Mario Bros. and the flash gun. So why not get them both at once, that is what I would do. "



First of all this is for both Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros as a collection, so if you want more information about my views on the original Super Mario Bros read my review on just that, for it is alot more detailed than this will be. However putting these two games as a collection is how most of us first experience Super Mario Bros. and the flash gun. So why not get them both at once, that is what I would do.

STORY (3/5): Well Duck Hunt has no story, so why should it. Go around and shoot ducks. Super Mario Bros on the other hand has a fairly detailed story in which you save a princess. Ok, not too detailed but it does the job.

GRAPHICS (12/15): Well Duck Hunts graphics are bland, and not to great. You'll get the idea of the game by looking at them, but they won't make it great by themselves. However this is and old game, so who really cares. Super Mario Bros graphics are similiar in the retro sense.

SOUND (8/10): The sound has the bleeping niceness to it. Each game has their own music, and the barking dog is a nice touch. Not too bad in all.

GAMEPLAY (49/55): I am not going to go into detail into Super Mario Bros gameplay, for that is in my other review. Basically it's a jumping game that innovative the whole series of them, and is very great fun. Now Duck Hunt uses the lazer gun, in which you can shoot those dumb flying geece, with the dog watching you the entire time. This is entertaining, however you better not miss any geece. This is good fun, for the lazer gun is very accurate.

REPLAYABILITY (9/10): This time you don't only have Mario to play over and over, but you have Duck Hunt also. This means twice as much fun at the same time. What do you have to lose. Trust me, both games are fairly addictive, and for classics you may be playing for awhile.

DIFFICULTY (5/5): Very controllable in Duck Hunt, for just move back until it is tough for you. Super Mario Bros difficulty is very well controlled. So these games are not sticklers.

VINTAGE VALUE (+5): Really Duck Hunt is not vintage greatness, but for alot of us this is how we first played Super Mario Bros, therefor it is vintage for us.

OVERALL (93/100): This is how I first experience the epic hero known as Mario, and was one of the first two games for my NES system and my introduction to the Nintendo world. So this is a very important game to me, for it makes my world feel complete. Now, on a side note, this is a completely new review and just by extreme coincidence is the score exactly equal to Super Mario Bros by itself. However I would say to go buy this complete over Super Mario Bros, but anyone who has not experienced this game yet has not experienced the gaming world.

Rating: 9.2/10

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Community review by ratking (July 14, 2002)

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