Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario 3 Cheats, Characters, Suits, Power Ups, Games, and More!
Super Mario 3 could possibly be the greatest video game of all time. It was released in 1990 in the United States, and has to this day held records for the fastest and best selling of all video games. New to the Mario franchise of games released on the classic Nintendo NES system were brand new power ups like the Raccoon Suit, the Tanooki Suit, the Hammer Bros. suit, Frog suit, and many other gameplay elements. The plot was much the same as other Super Mario Bros video games before and yet to come, but had the addition of 7 new bosses called the Koopalings. Each boss had their own airship which had to be completed to get to the boss. The game also had one-on-one battles with the Hammer Bros., Sledge Bros., and Fire Bros. Gameplay was made even more interesting with the addition of an easy to user World Map to navigate Mario from level to level.
Super Mario 3 Cheats
Warp whistles, Infinite Lives, and 1-Ups
In the tradition of the Super Mario game series, the warp zones made an appearance in Super Mario 3 in the form of warp whistles. One toot on the whistle, and you'll be whisked away to the warp zone area, where you can be transported to worlds 2-8, depending on the whistle you get, and what level you blow the whistle at.
Other cheats in the game involve a little skill, like the 99 lives "cheat." In the first Super Mario Bros installment, you could get 99 lives by stomping the turtle on the stairs in succession, resulting in 99 lives (and eventually death if you went over 99). In Super Mario 3, the concept is much the same, but made easier through the Raccoon Suit. With a few wags of the tail, you can slow the descent of Mario onto enemies, one after another. Once you hit a certain number of enemies without touching the ground, you'll begin scoring 1-Ups again and again.
Super Mario 3 NES Cartridge Game - The classic game on Nintendo NES
Do you remember buying Super Mario 3 for the first time? Relive the dream and go buy the original NES classic in its original form - bulk cartridge and all. The game is a blast to play the way it was originally meant to be played. See if you still have what it takes to play all 8 levels, like the Sky World and Desert World, defeat all of the Koopalings, and make it unscathed through the difficult Dark World that Bowser resides in.
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Improvements from Other Mario Games
What changed in this game in the series
Super Mario 3 was a big step up in terms of gameplay from the previous two Mario installments. New to this game are the abilities to grab a Koopa turtle shell and release it, the "speed run" where Mario can get extra jump leverage, and the ability to jump further in the air after stomping on an enemy. Also, Mario could now slide down hills, fly, and even turn into a statue. New interesting power up suits brought great new improvements. Instead of automatically scrolling from world to world, the user also had complete control over which world Mario played next. Gone on this game are the redundant boss Bowser time and again. Instead, the worlds are guarded by an airship, not a castle, with a boss enemy unique to that world. The game also added a power up bar where you could store a cache of power up items won at "Toad Houses" or by fighting the Hammer Bros.
Bowser's 8 Koopaling children, as they appear 8 bit style in Super Mario 3
One of the biggest advancements in Super Mario 3 was the addition of dynamic bosses that weren't repetitive like Birdo and Bowser. Each world was headed by a different Koopaling, who were the children of Bowser. You fight the Koopalings in order of age. From youngest to oldest, they are Larry Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr, Wendy O. Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Roy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, and Ludwig Von Koopa.
Mario vs. the Koopalings
The Complete NES Game in Less than Twelve Minutes! - A Mario pro completes the game in under 12 minutes!
You thought you were good, huh? Check out how this guy beats the game in under TWELVE MINUTES.
The airship - at the end of levels 1 though 7.
Did You Own the Original Super Mario 3 on NES? - Were you an original purchaser of this game?
Did you buy Super Mario 3 for the original NES system?
New to the series: Bowser's kids, the Koopalings.
Three stomps and they're done. Each Koopaling can be defeated by stomping on their head three times, or firing fireballs at them until they are defeated.
Super Mario 3 T-Shirts - Wear retro style Mario attire to pay tribute to the best game of all time!
If you grew up in the 80's, you're going to know exactly what the Frog Suit, Tanooki Suit, and the Raccoon Suit are on these cool Mario t-shirts.
Super Mario 3 remains to this day one of the best selling video games of all time.
The Adventures of Super Mario 3 Cartoon - The cartoon series on DVD
This game was so wildly popular that a cartoon series was made to promote the game and to capitalize on the popularity of Mario at the time. Released in 1990 in the USA, Super Mario 3 broke sales records for video games. The cartoon series was adapted from the Japanese version of the game, which was released in 1988. At that time, the Koopalings had no names, so the cartoon series made up their own (not knowing the actual names would be different in the U.S. version released in 1990). The cartoon show was a massive hit, airing on Saturday mornings alongside Captain N: The Gamemaster. This DVD set has the entire series that aired, along with bonus material.
Nintendo NES System - Play Super Mario 3 the way it was meant to be played!
You've got your cartridge, now you need your system! Get a hold of this classic and enjoy some retro 80's video game fun with all of your favorite classics like Punch Out!, Metroid, the Legend of Zelda, Double Dragon, and of course, Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Music Live - Awesome versions of classic Mario tunes
Super Mario 3 Warp Whistles
Infinite Lives in Super Mario 3
The Final Battle with Bowser
Super Mario Plush Dolls - Stuffed Goombas, Koopas and Bowswers
Bowser Jr. might not make an appearance in this game, but he's become a favorite villain in the franchise.
If you grew up in the 80's you owe it to yourself to own a plush Mario toy.
The goombas, finally getting some credit with this stuffed plush Goomba toy.
Stuffed Boo, Toad, Luigi, and More - Unique Mario stuffed animals - great gift ideas!
The spooky Boo Ghost!
The typical Koopa Troopa, a soft, plush, cuddly toy.
Toad, the Mario Bros. good friend and helper in many of the Mario games.
Another Koopa Troopa right from the game.
Unique Mario Bros Plush Toys
Other Super Mario Video Games in the Series - Clasic Mario Games for Wii, Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Wii is an oustanding addition to the franchise, some would same #2 behind Super Mario 3. In the game, you can have 4 player simultaneous gameplay. Making comebacks to this game are the Koopalings, Yoshi, Bowser Jr., the airships, and many other favorite characters.
This game was a sensation from the moment it was released! Super Mario Galaxy 2 has unique 3D gameplay, along with the addition of Yoshi.
The prequel to New Super Mario Bros Wii, this game has a lot of great new power ups, bosses, and interesting gameplay.
Battle against many other different video game favorites in this best seller.
Get your fun to go with this highly rated version of Mario 64 on DS!
The Mass Media Frenzy of SMB3 Merchandise
Toys, t-shirts, figurines and more merchandise
This game was such a massive phenomenon when it came out that there were McDonalds toys, t-shirts, magazines, figurines, bedsheets, toys, and keychains all released at the time to celebrate the arrival of the game. SMB3 created a frenzy of new products, many of which are sought after collectibles. Some of these products are available for sale on Ebay, which you can find below.
Nintendo Power Magazine Featuring Super Mario 3 - Rare collectible edition of Nintendo Power
To hype the game and give insider tips for gameplay, Nintendo Power released their own strategy guide for the game.
What are your thoughts on this classic video game? Is it overrated, or definitely one of the all time classics out there today? Leave your thoughts!