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Console: Nintendo NES
Region:U
Year: 1990
RFG ID #: U-027-S-06330-A
Part #: NES-UM-USA
UPC: 045496630584
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
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Genre: Action/Adventure
Sub-genre: Platformer
Players: 1-2
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 3 Meg
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Collection Stats:

  • 1026 of 6501 collectors (15.7%) have this game in their collection
  • 20 of 6501 collectors (0.3%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 12 of 6501 collectors (0.1%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

The biggest, most exciting MARIO BROS. adventure yet!

New, different worlds!
New, exciting levels!
New challenges galore!

Fight monsters and mini-bosses, avoid ghosts and the burning sun. Make your way through water and quicksand. Dodge cannon balls and bullets and rescue the King's wand!
In Super Mario Bros. 3 there are more warps, more chances at extra lives, and new special suits! The raccoon suit lets you fly and knock out blocks. The frog suit helps you out-swim deadly fish. There are suits for every occasion!
Store up flowers and mushrooms to use later on. Play game-show type bonus rounds! Go back to that last screen and get a mushroom! Pause to take a break, then continue where you left off!
Super Mario Bros. 3 is fun to play alone, or team up with a buddy to prolong the adventure!


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Review:

This game made its debut on the Movie "Wizard", in which a kid entered a Video Game contest, and the final challenge was to play a new, unknown game - Super Mario Bros. 3! That was a pretty neat way for Nintendo to show it off, and it more than deserved it.

In Mario's third game for Nintendo, he's at it once again saving the princess from that no good Bowser. Except this time time Bowser's got some help... his 7 koopa kids! They've run amok and turned the whole kingdom upside down. It's up to Mario to work his way through 8 giant worlds and challenges. Travel from Giant Land, Ice Land, Pipeland and Skyland. Mario has a few new tricks up his sleeve to help with his journey - he now can fly for a limited amount of time as Raccoon Mario. Swim in water as frog Mario, turn into a stone statue as Tanooki Mario, throw hammers like those awful Hammer Bros. as Hammer Mario... and even ride in a goomba's shoe!

Travel through the new-style Mario, where you travel along a map to get to levels. Along the way, you will find mini-games, Toad's House, Hammer Bros. and maybe a few other surprises. Each world holds one of Koopa's kids, who have taken over a castle and terrorized the King greatly by transforming him. Use unique items like P-Wings, Whistles and different suits to help you, not as you get them but actually carrying an inventory with you.

The graphics are totally awesome. I remember when this game first came out, and the graphics were just unbelievable. Nothing like it was around at the time.

A sing-along soundtrack gives the game a good atmosphere that won't tire anytime soon.

Game play is fun, addictive and truly original.

It's a good, big long game and something you can easily get into. In my opinion I think this is one of the best for NES, and maybe the best for Mario as well. It's a game that still has that magic to keep around and play year after year.

Extra Media:

Nintendo Power Strategy Guide
Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo NES A S Super Mario Bros. 3 [Nintendo Version] Nintendo 1994 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Canada S Super Mario Bros. 3 [Nintendo Version] Nintendo 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Canada S Super Mario Bros. 3 [Mattel Version] Mattel 1990 Action/Adventure
Hyundai Comboy K S Super Mario Bros. 3 Hyundai 1990 Action/Adventure
Nintendo Famicom J S Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo 1988 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Spain S Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Italy S Super Mario Bros. 3 [Mattel Version] Mattel 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Italy S Super Mario Bros. 3 [GIG Version] Nintendo 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES DK, FI, NO, SE S Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES FR, NL S Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Germany S Super Mario Bros. 3 [Classic Serie] Nintendo 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES Germany S Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES United Kingdom S Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES A S Super Mario Bros. 3 [Mattel Version] Nintendo / Mattel 1991 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES U S Super Mario Bros. 3 [Rerelease] Nintendo 1990 Action/Adventure
Game Trivia:

  • Released on February 15, 1990.
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