Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)

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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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New, different worlds! New, exciting levels! New challenges galore! See more »


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29 August 1991 (France)  »

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Sûpâ Mario Burazâzu 3  »

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In World 3, the castle is located on an island that is shaped like the country of Japan, where the Mario games originated. The castle is located approximately in the city of Kyoto, the location of Nintendo's headquarters. And the king of this world looks like Mario, Nintendo's mascot. See more »


Princess Toadstool: Greetings, you can stomp on your enemies using Kuribo's shoe.
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Referenced in The Irate Gamer: Tetris (2007) See more »

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Mario At The Best!!!
13 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Super Mario 3 is not only one of the greatest Mario Video Games, it is one of the greatest Video Games ever.

The plot is pretty simple. Basically you are traveling through eight different worlds in an attempt to rescue Princess Toadstool, nothing new.

Each world is interesting in its own right. There is the desert world, ice world, sky world, and big world.(big world is cool in that all the enemies are much bigger than Mario) The levels are colorful and exciting and there are plenty of times where you must try to solve puzzling situations. Great fun levels.

A great thing about this game is the power ups. You have the mushroom that makes you bigger, and the fire flower that makes you able to shoot out fire balls. There are a lot of new power ups as well, and I stress A LOT. Here is a list of them.

Leaf Gives you a racoon tail and ears and allows you to hover and fly short distances. Frog Suit Allows you to swim great in the water. Tanoki Suit It is an entire full body Racoon Suit that has the same abilities as the leaf plus you can turn into a statue. Hammer Brother Suit Wearing a hammer brother suit you are able to throw hammers at enemies. P Wing Allows you to fly through an entire level.

Another great feature is that you are able to obtain a lot of different items and store them. You can then use them when you are on the menu of whatever world you are in prior to starting a level. Being able to store items and use them when you wish is a great feature.

There are lots of fun games in each world. You get to battle hammer brothers for items and also you get to play a matching N Card game for items and another slot machine game for items.

Gameplay is pretty good but it takes practice. Once you get the hang though it is great fun.

A great CLASSIC video game that is a must play. AWESOME!!!!!

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