I first played Super Mario Brothers 3 many, many years ago when it first appeared on the original NES. Now, it's all over the place, having been re-released for the Game Boy Advance and now downloadable on the Wii. It is certainly the most difficult Mario title I have ever played. The graphics are cute, the sound is catchy - til you die 999999 times on the same level, then it gets on your last nerve. The worlds are massive and offer many puzzles to test the most seasoned veteran. That being said, it is still enjoyable by a younger audience thanks to the easier first few worlds, the ability to warp over uber hard worlds, and some cheats like the "p-wing" or "cloud" that let you fly above a whole level or skip it. All in all, this is a very enjoyable title, and the final battle with King Koopa is a blast and a half.
Many gamers consider this the best game in the NES library, and while I won't say that since I don't think I've played a wide enough array of games for that console to come up with such a conclusion, I'll say that this is my favorite game with the Mario title on it. This is my favorite of all the Mario games since I think among Mario's "classic" games, this one is the toughest while still being fun and unlike the two previous Mario games, starts to include features … more
When I try to remember my childhood, the first thing that comes to mind is Super Mario Bros. 3. SMB 3 was a staple of the Nintendo Entertainment System. There were fans of the console before this title but it was this game that made tons of new fans for Nintendo. There are eight action-packed Overworld maps, each containing a boss at the end, this time they are not all Bowser. There are new power-ups like Raccoon Mario. There is also a system where you can hold power-ups, and you can choose one … more
For those who know me, you'll have to bear with me for a moment as once again we talk about the historical significance of a video game. Mario himself needs no introduction. He single-handedly helped save the video game industry. He's been in more video games than any other character (besides maybe Mega Man) and he's sold more than 300 million games worldwide. Mario is easily the biggest selling franchise. Yet his strongest days were perhaps in the NES days. … more
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