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Released solely in Japan, Super Mario Bros. Special was intended to improve upon the original by making it significantly more difficult.

New levels, new enemies, a flick-screen system instead of scrolling levels.

Hudson Soft made away with most of the original.

New Enemies

New Items

  • Hachisuke - Resembles the bee from the Hudson logo. If Mario picks it up, he will be awarded 8,000 points.
  • Hammer - The same power-up from Donkey Kong. It even behaves similarly.
  • Clock - Adds one hundred seconds to the clock.
  • Wing - Much like the P-wing from Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Lucky Star - Found only in World 4-1. If Mario collects it, all enemies on the screen will be killed.

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