Fight monsters and mini-bosses, avoid ghosts and the burning sun. Make your way through water and quicksand. Dodge cannon balls and bullets and rescue the King's wand! In Super Mario Bros. 3 there are more warps, more chances at extra lives, and new special suits! The raccoon suit lets you fly and knock out blocks. The frog suit helps you out-swim deadly fish. There are suits for every occasion! Store up flowers and mushrooms to use later on. Play game-show type bonus rounds! Go back to that last screen and get a mushroom! Pause to take a break, then continue where you left off! Super Mario Bros. 3 is fun to play alone, or team up with a buddy to prolong the adventure!
In Other Languages
|Korean||슈퍼 마리오 브라더스/형제들 3|
|Console||Country of origin||Date|
|NES||Japan||October 23, 1988|
|NES||USA||February 12, 1990|
|NES||UK||August 29, 1991|
|Wii||USA||November 5, 2007|
|Wii||UK||November 9, 2007|
|Wii||Japan||December 11, 2007|
|Wii||South Korea||May 26, 2008|
|Nintendo 3DS||Japan||January 1, 2013|
|Wii U||Japan||December 25, 2013|
|Nintendo 3DS/Wii U||UK||December 26, 2013|
|Nintendo 3DS/Wii U||USA||April 17, 2014|
As an .NES ROM file
|April 3, 1997||U.S. version (V1.1)|
|March 18, 1999||Spanish version|
|December 10, 1999||European (PAL) version|
|December 10, 1999||Original Japanese version|
|December 10, 1999||U.S. version (V1.0)|
|April 5, 2000||Portuguese version|
|January 24, 2001||French version|
|Sequence Title||Original MIDI Release Date|
|1||World 1: Grass Land||1997|
|2||World 2: Desert Hill||1997|
|3||World 3: Ocean Side||1997|
|4||World 4: Big Island||1997|
|5||World 5: The Sky||July 17, 1998|
|6||World 6: Iced Land||July 17, 1998|
|7||World 7: Pipe Maze||1997|
|8||World 8: Castle of Koopa||1997|
|11||Underwater||December 23, 1998|
|13||Coin Heaven/Warp Zone||1997|
|16||Toad's House||July 2, 1998|
|17||Fortress||March 6, 1999|
|18||Hammer Bros. Battle||1998|
|19||King's Castle||August 15, 1999|
|20||Airship||June 27, 1999|
|21||Mini-Boss||December 23, 1998|
|22||Victory Fanfare||August 15, 1999|
|23||King Restored||August 15, 1999|
|24||Course Clear||March 17, 2002|
|25||Game Over||March 17, 2002|
|26||Bowser||August 15, 1999|
|27||Ending||December 23, 1998|
The Star Invincibility and death music are not listed here, as they sound a lot similar to in the first Super Mario Bros. game.
The following only apply to the original Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 3:
- As soon as you start a level by pressing A, the screen will fade in for 1 1/2 seconds. Confirmed on July 22, 2000.
- If Super/Fiery/Raccoon/Frog/Tanooki/Hammer Mario gets hit by any enemy, he will revert to regular Mario. Confirmed on July 22, 2000.
- You don't have to wait until Toad is done to select an item in the Mushroom House. Confirmed on January 29, 2007.
- The second room in the Grass Land Fortress has its end door moved a little. Confirmed on March 15, 2001.
- When we find out that the king has been transformed, Mario is several more steps away from the throne. In addition, it is colored blue instead of gold. Confirmed on September 26, 2000.
- If Frog/Tanooki/Hammer Mario gets hit by an enemy, the suit that he is wearing will fly off. Confirmed on September 26, 2000.
- An additional pipe exit is added in Sky 1. With this, the Card Roulette is enabled on the darkness of the bonus room's end. Confirmed on September 26, 2000.
- If Mario is wearing Goomba's shoe, and suddenly bumps into an enemy, it'll turn red and fly off, and Mario will come out small from any form. Confirmed on September 26, 2000.
- In Koopa Tank 2, one block is added, therefore Mario cannot climb back up. Confirmed on July 1, 2003.
- In the Japanese version, the Princess says, "Thank you! Finally, peace returns to the Mushroom World. The end!" After that, the credits play in the levels' true names. In the English version, they were all "____ Land". Confirmed on July 22, 2000.
And of course, the end of the World 3 map shows an island shaped like the country of Japan, and the King's castle is where Nintendo's headquarters would be located. This was discovered by many Mario fans since May 23, 2003.
- In Version 1.0 (PRG0) of the game from early 1990, the N-Spade matching game message concluded with "Miss twice and you're out!", instead of "You can only miss twice!" from Version 1.1 (PRG1). This was revealed at TMK on September 5, 2001.
- The Princess's second letter had the words "Kuribo's shoe" instead of "Goomba's shoe". This was revealed at TMK on July 23, 2003.
- The back of the box art has the original's second screenshot and two more "unused" ones -- one is the World 1 map screen and the other is a screenshot that looks different to any level. This was revealed at TMK on May 22, 2004.
- This game is featured in the motion picture "The Wizard". Since the film was released in 1989, it is pretty likely that the kids were playing the Japanese version.
- On July 10, 1997, an MS-DOS version of the N-Spade game was made available for download at The Mushroom Kingdom fansite.
- http://www.nintendo.com/wii/virtualconsole/games/detail/kJyITQolhiZ0m1WXkKlNJJ6ZlYqnyC8U (2007-2010)
- http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/kJyITQolhiZ0m1WXkKlNJJ6ZlYqnyC8U (2010-present)
- http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/PeQ_ntSNglQtKkjOW75aqEVPWHetWZVK (2013-present)
- http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/kS7M2dEEey0WWhQzDyKaRVdZRBBAChJL (2013-present)
These screenshots were uploaded to TMK on September 17, 1999. More screenshots from there were uploaded on August 28, 2003.