This is the original Mario adventure game. This is the game I grew up playing. I remember when I was just a little kid sitting in my room playing Super Mario Brothers on my NES. And even after all those years, I still find myself coming back to it and beating it periodically. I love the game. There's nothing else I can say about it. It is one of the funnest games ever made.
It was a popular game in the late 80's. It featured a multiplayer option where you could play as Mario or his brother Luigi. The object was to get through the eight worlds and 32 levels to get to your final objective. To beat Bowser and rid the Mushroom Kingdom of his reign forever. Even though he came back for more in later games, Mario banished him from the Mushroom Kingdom and save the Princess.
I give this game five stars!
Screenshots (re-release; Mario All Stars; SNES)