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King Koopa 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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Shigeru Miyamoto (uncredited), Takashi Tezuka (uncredited)

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Shigeru Miyamoto (characters)
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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-raccoon and it 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 <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Mario Bros. 3 See more »

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Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sold nearly 30 million copies worldwide. See more »

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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 »

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Re-released in 2003 as Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 for Game Boy Advance. The game allowed players to save their progress at any point in play, and also altered some levels to make them slightly easier. If players owned an e-Reader, they could access special levels made especially for the Game Boy Advance, or access power-ups at any point during gameplay (including Super Mario World's Feather, which wasn't in the original game). See more »

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The absolute best Super Mario video game - EVER!
25 May 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See 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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