Super Mario Bros. 3 1987 By: Nintendo

Super Mario Bros. 3 NES Screenshot Screenshot 1


The Mushroom Kingdom has been a peaceful place thanks to the brave deeds of Mario and Luigi. The Mushroom Kingdom forms an entrance to the Mushroom World where all is not well. Bowser has sent his 7 children to make mischief as they please in the normally peaceful Mushroom World. They stile the royal magic wands from each country in the Mushroom World and used them to turn their kings into animals. Mario and Luigi must recover the royal magic wands from Bowser's 7 kids and return the kings to their true forms. "Goodbye and good luck!," said the Princess and Toad as Mario and Luigi set off on their journey deep into the Mushroom World.

"We took 7 wands from the 7 kings. Each of us has one. Our father has instructed us to protect the wands."

--From the NES Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction manual.


It wasn't long ago when we had set off on an exciting adventure to rescue the Sub-Con World. The characters have now arrived back at the Mushroom Kingdom, and it seems that everything is remaining peaceful...until one fateful day...

Bowser invades again! But this time it's not the Mushroom Kingdom he's
after. It's the Mushroom WORLD he wants! And this time he's brought his 7
Kids (known as the Koopalings) to help him control the world! Bowser and his
7 children, Iggy, Lemmy, Wendy, Morton, Roy, Larry and Ludwig Von invade the 8 kingdoms in the Mushroom World and steal each kingdom's magic wand from its holder, that kingdom's king. The Koopalings turn the kings into animals using the wands, and havoc is eventually wreaked again among the Mushroom World. But all hope is not lost...

Enter the plumber brothers, who bear no grudge against Bowser and his children.
The two brothers are now setting off to get the wands back, and kick Bowser
and the Koopalings out of the Mushroom World for good! So, it's up to you to help them venture through 8 worlds and
restore peace to the Mushroom World.

The brothers now walk out of the gates of the Mushroom Kingdom, into the
wide, open world. "Goodbye!" Princess Toadstool and Toad shout as they wave
to the brothers, who are now ready for their biggest adventure yet!

This was a monumental game for Nintendo. They decided to go back to the roots and they made it a lot more like the original Super Mario game. An upgrade to the graphics and the addition of the ability to fly made for a great game. This was the first game to feature the overland map where you can sort of choose your own path. This game also debuted the ability to fight your opponent for the next turn. When your opponent is walking by your square, you can push your button and pull them into a battle for the next turn. You can also steal your opponents cards in this battle mode. Because this is such a fun and popular game, we have had to go out and buy more copies of this game several times. Enjoy!


Adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom, restoring kings along the way to save the Princess. Classic side scrolling action with new power ups. The mushroom still makes you big, but after becoming Super Mario you can take on other forms. If you grab a flower you can shoot fireballs with the B-button. Grabbing a leaf will give you the racoon suit and allow you to fly. You can get the rare suits in either big or small form. The rare suits are: Tanooki, Hammer Bros, and Frog. Tanooki can turn into a statue by pressing down + B. Hammer suit can throw Hammers with B and is immune to fireball attacks while ducking. Frog suit helps in the water, but will only slow you down on land. When you power up with the star you are invincible. Racoon and Tanooki are the only transformations that can fly. To fly, hold down the B button and run across a flat surface until your P meter charges up. Jump and tap A to fly. After a few seconds, you will lose your flight. You can now slowly glide by tapping A. Enemies with shells. except Spikeys, can be used. Jump on them once to put them inside their shell, then hold B and walk into them. Release B to let them go. If you are hit while wearing one of the suits you will go back to your big form, allowing you one more hit before you die.

A Button Jump
B Button Run/Grab
Start Button Pause
Select Button Select between 1 and 2 players
Play in Background
To play in the Background, hold down when you are on a white 'block' (Next to the first koopa troopa in level 1). You will go into the background. In level 3 you can use this technique to get a warp whistle.
White Airships
White Airships are full of coins, and are tricky to get. They only appear on Odd Levels (1-3-5 etc...). You need to complete the level with a factor of 11 coins. Also, your score must match your coins 'tens' place. So if you have 77 coins, and end with a score of 345,074, the white Air Ship should appear.
White Mushroom Houses
To get the Secret Toad Houses, you must collect a certain amount of coins in certain levels. There is one in each world except for 8
World 1 - Level 4 (44 coins)
World 2 - Level 2 (30 coins)
World 3 - Level 8 (42? coins)
World 4 - Level 2 (22 coins)
World 5 - Level 5 (28 coins)
World 6 - Level 7 (78 coins)
World 7 - Level 2 (42 coins)
To play a variation of the original game, you have to be in a 2 player game. Go to the second player's spot(It should be a small circle with an L or an M) and press A.
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