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.