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King Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven kingdoms in the Mushroom World, and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue.

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Shigeru Miyamoto (uncredited), Takashi Tezuka (uncredited)

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Shigeru Miyamoto (characters)
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That prehistoric bully, King Koopa, has returned to the Mushroom Kingdom in a flying doom ship. This time he's accompanied by his seven bratty, evil children: Wendy O. Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., Roy Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Ludwig Von Koopa, and Larry Koopa. They have stolen seven wands from the seven kings of seven worlds: Grass Land, Desert Land, Water Land, Giant Land, Sky Land, Iced Land, and Pipe Maze. So Mario and Luigi are off to stop the Koopas. New features are at their aid: the simple touch of a leaf can transform Mario or Luigi into part-raccoon and it allows them to fly. If they obtain a raccoon suit, they can briefly turn into a statue, and more. The fate of the Mushroom Kingdom lies in the hands of the Mario Brothers. Can they defeat the seven Koopa kids and even King Koopa himself? Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Mario Bros. 3 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Koopa Kids' names came from various celebrities, including Lemmy Kilmeister, Roy Orbison, Iggy Pop, Wendy O. Williams, Morton Downey Jr., Larry King, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The name of the enemy "Boo Diddley" came from the name of an American blues singer named Bo Diddley. See more »

Goofs

During the card matching game, Toad's quote should have read "Flip over any two cards and see if they match. Miss twice and you're out!", not "your out"; therefore, it is lacking an apostrophe. See more »

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Toad: Flip over any two cards and see if they match. Miss twice and you're out!
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Alternate Versions

Originally, at the end of the Japanese version of World 5-1, you would go through the pipe. You would emerge on the other side of the wall, and would find the goal area after about 20 more blocks of vacant terrain. This ending was shortened in the U.S. version, as the "darkness" was moved ahead to where the pipe and wall used to be. The wall was removed to fix an odd, harmless glitch that would happen if you were to fly over the wall after going through the pipe. See more »

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One of the best Nintendo games I have ever played
12 June 2008 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

SUPER MARIO BROTHERS 3, in my opinion, is one of the best Nintendo games I have ever played. Even though I haven't owned a Nintendo Wii system for very long, I've played this game many times before. To be honest, I enjoy it very much. In addition, even though I've never beaten the game, I still enjoy the game very much. When and if you can get a Nintendo Wii, this game should definitely be on your list of downloads. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that the people at Nintendo know how to keep video game fanatics entertained. Now, in conclusion, if you're a video game fanatic, this is definitely one you'll want to play and own.


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