Original platform: NES
Please see the Super Mario Bros. game page for more information on the original release.
Super Mario Bros. was one of the 10 free NES Virtual Console games released early only to Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors. The 3DS Ambassador game lineup also included appearances by Mario in Donkey Kong Jr., NES Open Tournament Golf, Wrecking Crew, and Yoshi.
Though the 10 NES VC games for 3DS Ambassadors were scheduled to be released worldwide on September 1, 2011, they were available for download in North America and Japan a day earlier.
The standard release of Super Mario Bros. on the eShop was January 5, 2012 in Japan, February 16, 2012 in North America, and March 1, 2012 in Europe.
Club Nintendo offered Super Mario Bros. as a reward from September 8, 2014 through October 12, 2014. Members could exchange 200 Coins for a download ticket, which was only redeemable on the Nintendo 3DS from the Nintendo eShop.