This page explains in detail the interactions between the Family Basic games series and the Mario series.

Family Basic - v.3

19850221 February 21, 1985


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The programming software Family Basic features some usable pre-designed sprites from Mario Bros. including its platforms plus the Shellcreeper, Sidestepper and Fly Fighter enemies. There also is Mario, but his sprites are actually from Donkey Kong.

Family Basic v.3 also features some pre-built games using these sprites, and in detail:

  • Game 1: the player controls a penguin walking on a grid and has to avoid the Sidesteppers.
  • Game 3: In this game, titled Star Killer, two players control two ships and must destroy the obstacles. These sometimes include Fighter Flies.


Copyrights for both series are held by Nintendo.