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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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Storyline

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Popular internet fan theory that this game is actually a play was confirmed by creators. The game starts with curtains opening and ends with curtains closing. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Toad: Pick a box. Its contents will help you on your way.
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Alternate Versions

Was re-released as part of Super Mario All-Stars. The version of the game featured here is a mixture of the Japanese and American/PAL versions, with 16-bit graphics. For instance, the Japanese level names were used, as were a few graphic effects omitted in the American/PAL versions. The changes to level design made for the American/PAL version remained in tact. See more »

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The best game on the NES system
20 September 2001 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

This has to be the best of the first three Super Mario games. There are many exciting new levels and enemies. There are also all kinds of secrets in the eight levels of the game. Also, the Mario Brothers get dozens of new power ups in addition to the classic fire flower and star. It's always a challenge to play this game. It's been over a decade since this game came out and it's still one of the best games ever. Track down a copy of this classic!


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