Super Mario Bros./ Duck Hunt
Reviewed by Dee
The Mario Brothers are probably the most popular characters
on any Nintendo system, whether it be NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64,
Game Boy or Virtual Boy. But here is the first Mario game ever
on a system that you can switch games on. This is a classic,
and has with stood the test of time for over a decade, and will
continue to withstand that test long into the future.
Graphics 7 out of 10
The graphics are decent considering that the game was made
in 1985, they're certainly better than a lot of other NES games.
Duck Hunt's graphics are excellent, the ducks fly rather
smoothly, and the clays slice through the air like a hot knife
through butter. And then there's the dog, he's awesome! From the
wagging of the tail when he first enters the screen, to the
snickering when you miss a duck. Mario's graphics are ok, not
quite as good as Duck Hunt's, but they're pretty good. The
fireworks aren't bad, and Bowser is pretty cool.
Music and Sound 6.5 out of 10
The music wasn't bad either, it is definitely the corner stone for
the other Mario games. Duck Hunt doesn't play much music, only at
the end of a round, but most of the time it's rather catchy, unless
of course you miss too many ducks in which case your game is over,
and then the music isn't meant to be catchy. I think the best Music
in Mario Bros. is played while you're in the dungeon, and it kind of
sounds like Zelda. It's a mysterious kind of music until you get to
Bowser, then it get's more exciting.
Game Challenge 8.5 out of 10
Duck Hunt gets extremely challenging as you progress, in the
beginning the ducks fly rather slowly, and your allowed to miss 4
ducks, and still go on. But once you reach level 20, oh boy, those
ducks fly really fast, and zig zag all over the place, and your not
allowed to miss any, but it sure is thrilling! Mario is difficult
compared to the Super Nintendo version, it's harder to jump, and
that is critical, if you can't jump you're gonna die. It just takes a lot
of getting used to, eventually it gets easier.
Game Play-Fun 9.9 out of 10
Although the graphics aren't the best, and the buttons don't always
do what you'd like them to, the games are still great. And I wouldn't
recommend giving up too easily, it takes time to complete both
games, but it's definitely worth it.
Replayability 5 out of 10
You may end up playing the last level several times, it you don't do
it just right, and if you warp, watch out. Chances are you won't
finish the game.
Overall 7.5 out of 10