#113 Super Mario Bros 3

Summary

Super Mario Bros. 3 is a platform video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) video game console. Mario and Luigi embark on a quest to save Princess Toadstool and the rulers of seven different kingdoms from the antagonist Bowser and his children, the Koopalings. The player, as Mario or Luigi, is able to defeat enemies by stomping them or using items that bestow magical powers. Mario and Luigi are given a wider range of abilities than in previous Super Mario games, including flying or sliding down slopes. In addition, Super Mario Bros. 3 introduces numerous elements, such as new enemy characters and the use of a world map to transition between levels, that have reappeared in or have influenced subsequent Mario games.

Release Dates

October 3rd, 1988 (11712 days ago)
October 23rd, 1988 (11692 days ago)
July 14th, 1993 (9967 days ago)
July 11th, 2003 (6318 days ago)
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SUPER MARIO BROS 3 Retrospective | BOLT REVIEWS

This time around, we close out the NES Mario saga with Mario 3. Considered one of the greatest games of all time, does it still live up to its prestige?

Koopalings all have unique abilities

The koopalings work as end world bosses. They all have different abilities and require somewhat different strategies to beat. The first one is easy, but they grow more and more difficult. This one is Wendy...
Kevin's Avatar Kevin 2017-02-15 02:00:58
You'll rarely feel like you've had some cheap deaths. Most of the levels are a lot of fun to explore and play, even after several times. One of the biggest cheap deaths is in world 7, when you go up a...
Kevin's Avatar Kevin 2016-06-26 15:40:35
At the time, Super Mario Bros 3 set the stage for the best overworld themes in a game. You start out with a basic grass land, and you move to deserts, ice lands, giant lands, pipe lands. All sorts of really...
Kevin's Avatar Kevin 2016-06-24 16:13:14

Super Mario Bros Level 8 World Music

I remember the first time I heard this music and stepped into world 8 (Bowser's World), it really had the feeling of being some place difficult and scary. I was young at the time, but this music really...
Kevin's Avatar Kevin 2016-06-24 16:10:36
Super Mario Bros 3 has some of the best powerups in any Super Mario game. And they make you feel really special when you earn them, because the game works hard to make sure you work for it. Getting something...
Kevin's Avatar Kevin 2016-06-24 16:08:58
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5
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4.6
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4.9
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4.9
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4.6
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