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


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29 August 1991 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sûpâ Mario Burazâzu 3  »

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Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that the Koopa Kids' appearances were modeled after the game's programmers as a tribute to their hard work. See more »


Toad: One toot on this whistle will send you to a far away land!
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Referenced in Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) See more »

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The absolute best Super Mario video game - EVER!
25 May 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

When I was a young teenager my best friend had an NES, and we used to play this game all the time. It's almost certainly the best Mario game, if not of all platforms than definitely NES. It makes up for the US release of "Mario 2" (which was a stinker) and the gameplay is fantastic -- one player is addictive, fun and well designed with worthy baddies. The two-player is just as enjoyable and chances are you'll lose yourself playing the game.

Nowadays it's kinda hard to find this game although it might be available on Gameboy. If you do happen to come across it I definitely recommend it -- it's a very entertaining, involving game and one of the all-time best for the NES and has created a lasting legacy. When people think of the familiar traits of what Mario is today -- the mushrooms, the caps, the levels, the enemies, Bowser -- it all really started with this.

Very highly recommended.

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