Super Mario Bros 3 | NES

Published by Nintendo, Developed by Nintendo

Genres: Platformer (1-2 players)

Wii: Nov 5th, 2007 (US) | Nov 9th, 2007 (EU) [500 points]

3DS: Apr 17th, 2014 (US) | Dec 26th, 2013 (EU)

Wii U: Apr 17th, 2014 (US) | Dec 26th, 2013 (EU)

Super Mario Bros 3

Mario and Luigi are called back into action when Bowser and his kids turn the kings of the Mushroom World into animals and steal their royal magic wands.

The acclaimed Super Mario Bros. 3 features more Mario action than ever before: fly as Racoon Mario, swim as Frog Mario, throw fireballs as Fire Mario, and turn into an invincible statue as Tanooki Mario! And you'll need all the powers you can muster, to beat Bowser's offspring lurking in their heavily-armed airships.

With eight huge worlds to navigate, countless secrets to discover and even a cooperative or competitive two-player mode, Super Mario Bros. 3 truly deserves its status as one of the greatest games ever made.

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Super Mario Bros. 3 is a game that is impervious to time. There are grown men and women all over the world in their 20s and 30s who will light up smiling if you simply mention the game's title. That's for many good reasons. Released in Japan in 1988, USA in 1990, and full review

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Wii Freak said:

This my favorite mario bros game.


dragoon3646 said:

I'm so happy this game is out now. It was released on the day I was born.


Master Foot said:

I remember how difficult Mario 3 was for me back when I first got it. When I finally beat world 1, was so ecstatic that I didn't want to turn the console off for fear of losing my progress. Thank goodness for backup saves; best invention ever.


B Darius said:

One of the best Mario games ever.


Dragdara said:

Class game and only 500 points.


justcallmedaisy said:

I have this game, it comes in the Super Mario Allstars for SNES.


webm0nk3y said:

When ordering this on the Wii, I noticed it has the wireless controller along with classic controllers. Does this mean I can play Mario 3 on the virtual console without buying the classic controller?


Ian C said:

This is my favorite Mario.

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Charlie said:

One of the best, introduced the fox ears.


Captain Jamesman said:

Correction, Raccoon.


Ian C said:

Do you guys know how to get the 1st whisles besides me i'ts quirky the way you get it though.


Son Ninja said:

Ian see, the first whistle could be found while playing level 1-3. At the end of that level, you will come across some different color platform, jump on top of the white platform and hold down to crouch, keep holding down for a few seconds and Mario will drop down. From there, run towards the goal as fast as you can. You'll realize you could walkthrough the background, now walkthrough the black background toward the goal and you'll be transported to a mushroom house that would give you your first whistle. The second whistle could be found in the first fortress and the third in the second world to the far east of the map.


Wiipaw said:

Ooo. Ooo. I do. In world 1-3 (or something like that), you have to crouch down on the white metal block platform for about 5 seconds and you'll fall into the background. Run along and don't get hit or fall, and run behind the end of level part, and dodo do doooo. You got your whistle.


Son Ninja said:

For anyone who wants multiple 1-Ups, you could get some at the fortress in Desert Land. To make it work you must be racoon Mario. Then once you start, on the first section with three dry bones walking towards you, jump on the first one, then without touching the ground, land yourself and stomp on the third one, the second one should be caught in between the two. Now jump on the second one but hold Up on the d-pad when you land. By doing that, once you stomp the second dry bone, you could help yourself to leap higher, now press the action button to use the racoon tail to slow your fall, the first dry bone should woke back up once you stomp on the last one so you should just jump on the first one again and repeat the same process. After five stomps your score will then change to 1-Ups and will continue to do so just as long as you don't touch the ground. You could get up to 99 lives by doing this I believe. Note: This trick won't work using the P-Wing, you could only do it by jumping, not flying.


#1 Mario Fan said:

Best one out of the three.


lewd scoff said:

In my opinion this is the best old school game ever made. I have it on vc and it constantly rocks me. Cheers son ninja for the 1-ups tip. Never knew that one.


billie said:

How do you save mario 3 on wii. When I get done I have to start all over again. There must be a way.

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