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Mario Bros.[a] is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo as a pseudo-sequel to the 1983 game, Mario Bros. It was originally released
in Japan for the Family Computer on September 13, 1985, and later that year for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America and Europe on May 15,
1987, and Australia later in 1987.
It is the first of the Super Mario series of games. In Super Mario Bros., the player controls Mario and in a two-player game, a second player controls Mario's
brother Luigi as he travels through the Mushroom Kingdom in order to rescue Princess Toadstool from the antagonist Bowser.
In 2005, IGN's poll named the "pioneering" and "highly influential" title as the "greatest game of all time", considering it to have aided in resurrecting the crashed
American video game market of the 1980s.[6] The game's mid-1980s release served to further popularize the side-scrolling subgenre of the already
popular platform video game genre of the early 1980s. In addition to its definitive features, the game has also sold enormously well, and was the best-selling
game of all time for a single platform for approximately three decades at over 40 million units, until Nintendo's Wii Sports took that title. The commercial success
of Super Mario Bros. has caused it to be ported to almost every one of Nintendo's major gaming consoles. Nintendo released special red variants of
the Wii and Nintendo DSi XL consoles in re-packaged, Mario-themed, limited edition bundles in late 2010 as part of the 25th anniversary of the game's release.
Bullet Bills, known as Killers ( Kir?) in Japan, are black, missile-like enemies, commonly depicted as having small arms and expressions on their faces
with no mouth; they first appeared in Super Mario Bros. They are usually fired by cannons known as Bill Blasters, although they are sometimes fired from other
sources, such as Snifits and generic cannons. In Super Mario World they can sometimes just fly in from the edge of the screen, including the top and the
bottom. Bullet Bills commonly appear as enemies or obstacles, attacking by either flying forward after being shot or actively seeking a target, either smashing
into them then continuing movement or exploding on contact. The Bullet Bill is one of the usable weapons in the Mario Kart series starting with Mario Kart DS,
turning any character into a Bullet Bill for a brief while, speeding them ahead and knocking away any drivers in their path. Some games, such as Super Mario
World, include a much larger variation of Bullet Bill called the Banzai Bill, known as Magnum Killers ( Magunamu Kir?) in Japan. Though having
the same purpose as the Bullet Bill, the Banzai Bill is significantly larger and has fanged teeth. An even larger version is called the King Bill, appearing only
inNew Super Mario. Bullet Bills also make cameo appearances in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as enemies. In Super Mario
Sunshine, Bullet Bills are shot out of a cannon by a Monty Mole. In Super Mario 3D Land, they can appear with tanooki tails. In the Super Mario Bros.
movie Bullet Bills take on the forms of small bullets and work as the power source for Thwomp Stomper boo