Mario & Luigi is an unofficial DOS remake of Super Mario Bros. Just like in the original game, it features Mario the plumber, jumping around, collecting pickups and defeating enemies across Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario & Luigi - DOS version
Mario can find a mushroom which makes him grow, and a fire flower that allows him to shoot fireballs.
The game was written in Turbo Pacal. Mike Wiering wrote this game to practice VGA programming. His goal was to create a PC game with parallax scrolling layers, that would run smoothly on his 486 computer (25 MHz). He didn't plan to release this Mario game, instead use the engine to make other (more original) games.
During the game, you can walk with [Left] and [Right] and jump with [Alt]. Hold [Ctrl] down to run faster and jump further. Fire with [Space] (you can use [Up] or [Down] to aim while firing). Press [Down] at the end of a level to go down into the pipe. Finally, to quit the game, press [Esc].
The game has a total of 6 levels. Compared to the original Super Mario Bros it lacks background music, the main antagonist Bowser is missing, and at the end of the underground castle you won't find a princess, but only 'The End' label made out of golden coins. Also you won't find warp zones shortening the path between individual levels and other things known from the original game. 3 years later in 1997, Mike Wiering released a similar but significantly better game called Super Angelo.
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All DOS games were controlled directly from the PC keyboard. Some newer DOS games also used a mouse or other more advanced game peripherals for control. However, each game was controlled by different keys. You can find a detailed description of how to control this version of Mario and Luigi in the attached game manual. An overview of basic keyboard commands and keyboard shortcuts to control this game is summarized in the following table:
← or →
Walk left or right
Ctrl + ← or →
Run left or right
Throw a fireball (works only after collecting the flower)
Game over (go to the Main Menu)
This version of Mario and Luigi was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Mario and Luigi. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Mario and Luigi are summarized in the following table:
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