Super Mario Bros. (lost Commodore 64 port of NES platformer; existence unconfirmed; 1986)
The front cover to Super Mario Bros. on NES, which the rumored Commodore 64 version would have ported.
Status: Existence Unconfirmed
Super Mario Bros. for the Commodore 64 is a rumored port of the classic game for the NES/Famicom to the Commodore 64. In 1985, Super Mario Bros. was released in North America and Japan and took the consumer market by storm. A company by the name of Orpheus was rumored to have been working on a port of Super Mario Bros. for the Commodore 64 in 1986 but was possibly denied a license by Nintendo.
The first known mention of the port is in a 2005 thread on Lemon64.com, where a user recalled having played a disk copy of Super Mario Bros. on the Commodore 64 some time between 1986 and 1987. One of the members in the thread suggested that it may have been the unreleased Orpheus version, but did not go into further detail. Later in 2012, an article on the port was submitted to GamesThatWerent.com, which told the same story but added that it was cancelled due to Nintendo denying the license. The page also noted the possibility that it may never have been completed or even started, in the first place.
Both pages specify that it would have been an official port, not the hacked version of The Great Giana Sisters that was edited to include Mario sprites. Little else is known about the port, and it's likely that the game did not make it past the concept stages if it was ever in development at all.
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- Mario Artist (lost builds of unreleased Nintendo 64DD games; 1999-2000)
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- Mario Demo (lost Virtual Boy tech demo; 1994)
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- Mario Motors (lost build of unreleased Nintendo DS racer; early 2000s)
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- Mario Takes America (lost build of cancelled Philips CD-i edutainment game; 1992-1994)
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- New Super Mario Bros. Mii (lost Wii U tech demo; 2011)
- Super Mario 128 (lost build of cancelled GameCube/Wii game; 2000-2006)
- Super Mario 64 (partially found Spaceworld '95 demo of Nintendo 64 3D platformer; 1995)
- Super Mario Bros. 3 (lost Japanese prototype of NES platformer; 1987-1988)
- Super Mario Disk Version aka "Super Mario 64DD" (found unreleased Nintendo 64DD port of 3D platformer; 1999)
- Super Mario Kart R (partially found pre-release version of "Mario Kart 64"; 1995)
- Super Mario RPG 2 (lost pre-release version of "Paper Mario" Nintendo 64 role-playing game; late 1990s)
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- Super Mario's Wacky Worlds (found prototype of cancelled CD-i game; 1993)
- Super Mario World: Mario Attack (lost Japanese arcade game; 1996)
- Super Mario World (partially found early build of Super Nintendo platformer; 1989)
- Super Paper Mario (lost build of unreleased original GameCube version of Wii side-scrolling platformer; 2006)