Super Mario Bros. 3 

released on Oct 23, 1988
Super Mario Bros. 3

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Super Mario Bros. 3 

released on Oct 23, 1988

Super Mario Bros. 3 is the third game in the Super Mario series, considered one of the greatest games of all time with its huge success attributed to its complexity and challenging levels. The player, as Mario or Luigi, is able to defeat enemies by stomping them or using items that bestow magical powers. Mario and Luigi are given a wider range of abilities than in previous Super Mario games, including flying or sliding down slopes. In addition, Super Mario Bros. 3 introduces numerous elements, such as new enemy characters and the use of a world map to transition between levels, that have reappeared in or have influenced subsequent Mario games.


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insane how much fun this game still is


Probably my favorite of the first four Mario console platformers. Simpler stages than World, but everything comes and goes quickly so there's rarely an annoying gimmick that sticks around for a while. I wish later Mario games had world maps as uniquely structured as this ones in this.


I don't understand why I don't see this as a paragon of Mario games like everyone else seems to... Maybe because I played World first and that's my personal paragon? Either way, still a good game.


This is a very good platforming game with a lot of variation, but it may be a bit too big for its breeches to get a perfect rating. The ending levels are an absolute drag and just not fun to play through, which is a shame because everything up to that point is pretty great. World just did it all better.