What would ‘Super Mario Bros.’ be like on the Atari 2600?

Atari Mario

Now you can find out for yourself! An indie developer from the AtariAge forums is in the process of “demaking” the classic Nintendo game Super Mario Bros. for the less-powerful Atari 2600. He’s calling it Super Mario Clone World, and as you can see from the above screenshot, it looks retrotastic.

Here’s a brief review of the game in-progress:

Not that I actually played the fantastic demo of this Super Mario Bros demake on a proper Atari 2600, but even an emulator can convey the sheer awesomeness of the experience. This is both a technical marvel and an excellent port of the traditional Super Mario gameplay to such an underpowered platform; the controls are excellent, the graphics recognizable, the enemies familiar and the music surprisingly decent. Even Mario can grow and shoot fireballs!

[via IndieGames.com]

World 1-1 of the game is available as a demo. If you’ve got an Atari emulator, you can download and play it right here.

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