There's a pungent retro flavor to proceedings on the dojo
today, a nod to Nintendo's early history. If you'd like to know more, head past the post break for spoilers
. If not, just keep on scrolling.
Whereas the Mushroomy Kingdom
saw a classic Mario stage get a make-over, the newest stage in Brawl
, simply titled "Mario Bros.," remains completely faithful to the original game
. Even the enemies
are historically accurate. Shell Creepers and Side Steppers patrol the platforms, and are just as susceptible to a timely nudge
as they were in 1983. Knock them over, and you can pick them up and chuck them at your foes.
This stage is unlocked by completing Event 19: Wario Bros., but is more than a cute history lesson. Because of the tight spaces between the platforms, scoring standard KOs is far more difficult
, forcing a different style of play. We've lost count of how many titles this level has appeared in as a bonus mode, but we've a feeling we might appreciate it a lot more in Brawl