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Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Bros. 3

Developer(s)

Nintendo EAD

Publisher(s)

Nintendo

Platform(s)

Famicom/NES

Super Famicom/Super Nintendo

Game Boy Advance

Virtual Console

Release date

Famicom/NES

JP October 23, 1988

NA February 9, 1990

EU August 29, 1991

Virtual Console

NA November 5, 2007

EU November 9, 2007

AU November 9, 2007

JP December 11, 2007

SK May 26, 2008

Genre

2D Platformer

Rating(s)

No information

Mode(s)

Single player, Multiplayer

Media

3-megabit cartridge

Input

NES:

NES Controller

Wii:

Wii Remote (Sideways)

Wii Classic Controller

Nintendo GameCube Controller

Super Mario Bros. 3 is a platform adventure game for the Famicom and NES and is the third installment in the Super Mario Bros. series (forth in Japan) It was released in Japan on October 23, 1988; in North America on February 9, 1990; and in Europe on August 29, 1991. It was later released in the US on the Wii's Virtual Console on November 5, 2007. It is the sequel to the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2, although outside of Japan, it is considered the sequel to the international Super Mario Bros. 2.

It has been considered as one of the greatest games of all time. Its complexity and challenging levels made it a huge success. In addition to new power ups, it features new moves, items, and enemies. It also features special non-level parts of each world, including Toad Houses, where items can be obtained, and Spade Panels, where lives can be obtained, as well as some secret parts, such as the White Toad House and the Treasure Ship.