Bowser has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven Kingdoms in the Mushroom World and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue!


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That prehistoric bully, King Koopa, has returned to the Mushroom Kingdom in a flying doom ship. This time he's accompanied by his seven bratty, evil children: Wendy O. Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., Roy Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Ludwig Von Koopa, and Larry Koopa. They have stolen seven wands from the seven kings of seven worlds: Grass Land, Desert Land, Water Land, Giant Land, Sky Land, Iced Land, and Pipe Maze. So Mario and Luigi are off to stop the Koopas. New features are at their aid: the simple touch of a leaf can transform Mario or Luigi into part a raccoon and allows them to fly. If they obtain a raccoon suit, they can briefly turn into a statue, and more! The fate of the Mushroom Kingdom lies in the hands of the Mario Brothers, can they defeat the seven Koopa kids and even King Koopa himself? Written by Dylan Self <>

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The biggest, most exciting MARIO BROS. adventure yet! See more »


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12 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Sûpâ Mario Burazâzu 3  »

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Mario's Tanooki suit is based on Tanuki, a "raccoon dog" in Japanese mythology which is known to change shapes and turn into statues. See more »


During the card matching game, Toad's quote should have read "Flip over any two cards and see if they match. Miss twice and you're out!", not "your out"; therefore, it is lacking an apostrophe. See more »


King of the Koopa: Yo! I kidnapped the Princess while you were running around. She's here in my castle, if you dare to try and rescue her. Ha ha ha...
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Featured in The Irate Gamer: Top 5 NES (2008) See more »

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16 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again we have Mario and Luigi set to save the world again.

This time in Super Mario Bros 3 and my my my it is one of those games never get tired of.

The game has much more replay value than Mario Bros 2 and that is a lot to say about how a sequel is suppose to be.

The game features Eight Worlds each one with different themes to it as well as many levels in the worlds that require you to use all your gaming skills to take on, but you can also skip the levels that are too much for you.

Also with more power ups to use plus new ones with the debut of the Raccoon Tail power, each power up is enough to help you survive the game use them wisely.

The game feature superb graphics with the world levels being great artwork and attention to detail to the backgrounds as well as good character designs. The Sound effects are very superb as well also the game feature classic music.

The Controls remain the same as the first game so it is a easy pick up and play game they did add new features where you could access your power ups you get from visiting Toad and his Mushroom houses which are a big help in the game.

The game is does have some issues like some of the enemies are too powerful and they can present many problems in terms of fighting.

The Game Play is still as strong as ever because Mario is one of those series that you can't just turn away you have to pick up and play.

Overall Super Mario Bros 3 is a must have for any fan of Mario

I give Super Mario Bros 3 an 9 out of 10

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