Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt
Reviewed by Lord Nazerous
Two of the most widely known games for the NES. Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt.
These two game mean a lot to me..even though I only recently purchased the NES,
these were the first two games I've ever played. Back in the days when I held the
gun up to the screen, when it was more of a challenge NOT to hit the screen than
shoot down the ducks. Back when I knew where every single warp-zone was in
Super Mario Bros. When I could navigate through Bowser's castle without even
thinking. Those were the days....
Graphics 7 out of 10
Fairly good graphics, but I've seen better. In Super Mario Bros, the bricks are
detailed quite a bit. There is a small variety of characters, that makes it a
bit repetitive. Theres barely any background, blue sky and a cloud here and
there. Duck Hunt's graphics are fair as well. There is little variety in the
ducks or background. But one thing that sort of annoys me is the white blocks
that appear around the targets when you fire the gun. (I know that's how the
gun works, but it's still annoying.)
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
Music in Super Mario Bros. is great. The music in this is still used today in
Mario 64 (Re-vamped of coarse) It paved the way for music as we know it, in
games! Duck Hunt, however, has little to no music. That is why this category got
deducted by 2 points. Sound on SUPER MARIO BROS is awesome. From the sound
of smashing a goomba, to the SFX of a turtle shell bouncing between two pipes!
Duck Hunts sound IS better than it's music. The quacking of the duck, flapping
of it's wings, Nintendo should be highly awarded for this kind of Sound!
In Mario Bros. the difficulty would be rated 8 out of 10 The opening levels are easy.
As the levels progress, though, they become more and more difficult. Actually this
is a great game to "build up" a persons gaming ability. Duck Hunt is great for
everyone. You have a choice of: One duck on the screen, Two Ducks on the screen,
or Clay shooting (more difficult) The levels progress and get harder and faster as you go...
Game Play-Fun 9 out of 10
Fun. I mean Mario, c'mon, It's bound to be fun. Bouncing off mushroom like creatures
heads, sliding into different worlds through pipes, and jumping onto flag poles. What's
not to love? Duck Hunt is the same. Who doesn't like shooting down fake ducks. (or if
you a duck lover) Clay. Although once in a while the game does become a tad bit
frustrating once in a while.
No save...I hate leaving my system on overnight.
Replayability 9 out of 10
Super Mario Bros. is very replayable, if you let it sit for a while. It will get boring
if you keep playing it. Duck Hunt on the other hand I still find myself turning it on
to shoot down those clay clumps.
Game Value 10 out of 10
I bought mine used for $3 bucks! I mean Two of the most known games for only $3!
Five would also be a good price for the game, although I have heard that some friends
of mine got Super Mario Bros./ Duck Hunt for only $2.
Overall 9 out of 10
Overall this is an all time classic, that everyone either owns or should own! The
graphics and sound on both are great, and the music on Mario rules. For $3 you should
get this game. One of the most fun games I've ever played!!!