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Here We Go!: The 'Super Mario Bros.' Quiz
by Staff
For a child of the '80s or '90s, nothing says nostalgia like those opening notes of the "Super Mario Bros." theme song. Think you know your Koopa Troopas from your Goombas? Test your knowledge of "Super Mario Bros." 1 through 3!

What was the first game system to offer "Super Mario Bros."?

  • Intellivision
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • the Family Computer Disk System

On what level can you enter the Minus World?

  • 1-2
  • 2-3
  • 3-4

Who jumps the highest in "Super Mario Bros. 2"?

  • Princess Peach
  • Mario
  • Luigi

What was the sequel to "Super Mario Bros."?

  • "Mario Kart"
  • "Super Mario Bros. 2"
  • "Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels"

How long was the fastest recorded game of "Super Mario Bros."?

  • less than 5 minutes
  • 9 minutes
  • 15 minutes

Which of these live action "Super Mario Bros." programs is NOT real?

  • "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!"
  • Mario Ice Capades
  • "Super Mario Bros." the Musical

Which of these games did NOT inspire parts of "Super Mario Bros."?

  • "Street Fighter"
  • "Legend of Zelda"
  • "Excitebike"

True or false: "Super Mario Bros." was the first time those plucky brothers Mario and Luigi graced the screen.

  • true
  • false

Why is "Super Mario Bros. 2" so weird?

  • Nintendo fired Shigeru Miyamoto, the developer of "Super Mario Bros."
  • Nintendo didn't have a big enough budget for the game.
  • Nintendo slapped Mario art onto a totally different game.

What is the highest number of 1-Ups you can get in "Super Mario Bros."?

  • 50
  • 67
  • 99

True or false: You can jump over the flagpole in "Super Mario Bros."

  • true
  • false

Is Birdo a boy or a girl?

  • a boy
  • a girl
  • neither

Which of the following made "Super Mario Bros. 3" different from its prequels?

  • It was a 3-D game.
  • It was a play.
  • There were no Fire Flowers.

Which "Super Mario Bros." game turned out to be a dream?

  • "Super Mario Bros."
  • "Super Mario Bros. 2"
  • "Super Mario Bros. 3"

What was the name of the movie where U.S. Nintendophiles first got a peek at "Super Mario Bros. 3"?

  • "The Wizard"
  • "Ultimate Gaming Championship"
  • "Super Mario Bros: The Movie"

Which "Super Mario Bros." game was featured on the cover of the first Nintendo Power?

  • "Super Mario Bros."
  • "Super Mario Bros. 2"
  • "Super Mario Bros. 3"

The Warp Whistle in "Super Mario Bros. 3" is actually from another Miyamoto game. Which one?

  • "Star Fox"
  • "Legend of Zelda"
  • "Donkey Kong"

How did Mario get his name?

  • He was named after the head plumber at Nintendo's home office.
  • He was named after the landlord of Nintendo of America's home office.
  • He was named after Mario Puzo.

How do you get a Boo to stop chasing you?

  • Kill it with fire!
  • Kill it with ice!
  • Face it.

Why was the Tanooki Suit in "Super Mario Bros. 3" even better than the Super Leaf?

  • That tail was the bomb. Literally.
  • It made you invincible and fast.
  • It could make you fly and turn into stone.

What is the horrific truth about the blocks in "Super Mario Bros."?

  • When you hit them, you smite a kitten.
  • They're created from the ashes of Bowser's nephews.
  • They're made of (mushroom) people!

If you beat "Super Mario Bros." and keep playing, what do the Goombas turn into?

  • Koopa Troopas
  • Buzzy Beetles
  • Hammer Brothers

True or false: Mario breaks bricks with his head.

  • true
  • false

How many hits does it take to kill a Goomba?

  • one
  • two
  • You can't kill them.

What kind of animal is the Koopa Troopa?

  • a turtle
  • an aardvark
  • a dinosaur

Which of these was NOT a Video Armageddon game that the kids competed on in "The Wizard"?

  • "Super Mario Bros. 3"
  • "Excitebike"
  • "Ninja Gaiden"

Which of the "Super Mario Bros. 2" bad guys did NOT make an appearance in the Mario franchise after that game?

  • Phanto
  • Bob-omb
  • Shy Guy

Which "Super Mario" game premiered the P-Wing?

  • "Super Mario Bros."
  • "Super Mario Bros. 2"
  • "Super Mario Bros. 3"

True or false: "Super Mario Bros." was supposed to be the last NES game.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The Japanese version of "Super Mario Bros." had a different Minus World.

  • true
  • false