The controls of Super Mario Bros. are very simple and very easy to
The D-Pad works just how it looks.
The left part of the d-pad will make Mario or Luigi move left and the
right part of the d-pad will make them move right.
If you are Big Mario/Fire Flower Mario, the down part of the d-pad will
make Mario or Luigi duck down. This can be used to dodge enemies, like
bullet bills and Bowser's flames, as well as get into areas that only
have small openings. Some times you will have to run and then duck to
get into areas.
The B button allows Mario and Luigi to run, or if they have a Fire
Flower, it will allow them to shoot fireballs. The faster you are running, the
higher you will go when you jump.
The A Button is your jump button. Very simple to learn and remember.
While you jump you can move Mario and Luigi. So you can jump and move
over a little bit or quite a bit more. Remember, the faster you are
running the higher and further you will go when you jump.
You can use the start button to pause the game. As well as start the
game when you turn the NES on. When you pause the game no pause screen
will come up. The game will just freeze until you press the start
button again. A pause Button was a pretty new and great thing when
this game first came out.
The Select button is used once in the game. When you first turn the
NES on, you will press it to select from 1 or 2 players. The
game is set at 1 player by default. So if you never play 2 players,
you will never use the select button.
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