It may be hard to believe from an American or Japanese perspective, but for quite a few years Nintendo’s consoles played second fiddle to home computers across Europe in the ’80s and early ’90s , with the likes of the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amiga systems being popular with kids and adults alike.

Now this recent homebrew release gives us a look into an alternate universe where Nintendo-sanctioned ports continued into the era of the NES, as developer ZeroPaige has ported the original Super Mario Bros. to the Commodore 64 after nearly seven years of work. As Kotaku reports, it’s a 1:1 conversion of the game, and it’s playable on real hardware or via emulation.
 

 
While some of these home computers did eventually get a Mario-esque experience thanks to the Great Giana Sisters, it’s cool to see Nintendo’s plumber finally make his way to this piece of gaming history.
 

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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