While the Atari 2600's processing power might be lacking in comparison to the Nintendo NES, that doesn't mean it can't get in on the action. A talented developer has successfully recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros on the Atari 2600, which is surprisingly good given the limitations of the 1977 system.
Power aside, as we all know the Atari 2600 has an incredible history behind it. Having first entered the market nearly a decade before the Nintendo NES was born it was inevitable that the likes of Super Mario Bros would never officially hit the system. That said one of Mario's first outings, Mario Bros (the 1983 arcade game), was faithfully ported to the Atari 2600.
The new Atari 2600 homebrew effort of the first Super Mario Bros level comes from AtariAge forum user Sprybug, who has made his hard work available to download. Sprybug has also stated that he believes he can get upto sixteen levels crammed into a 2600 cartridge, holding future promise for this ambitious effort.
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