Super Mario Bros. 3

スーパーマリオブラザーズ3

Super Mario Bros. 3 Screenshot
System Famicom/NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre 2D Platformer

The Mushroom World is in peril! Bowser has sent the seven Koopa Kids to the seven kingdoms to transform the Kings into animals. Mario and Luigi set out to return the Kings to normal.

Mario and Luigi have a whole new set of skills and power-ups to help them clear each stage. The Super Mushroom, Fire Flower and Starman return, and are joined by the Super Leaf which allows Mario to fly through each stage, as well as the Frog, Tanooki and Hammer Bros. Suits for even more special abilities.

The levels have many hidden areas to explore, and you can find Mushroom Houses and bonus games on the map screen where you can win extra lives and items.

Alternate Versions

Super Mario All-Stars

See Also: Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World

Super Mario All-Stars

A collection of Super Mario NES games, including Super Mario Bros. 3. All of the games feature enhanced 16-bit graphics and sound as well as several bug fixes.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

The fourth game in the Game Boy Advance series. While the basic game is identical to the remake of Super Mario Bros. 3 that appeared in Super Mario All-Stars, you can unlock new levels, special items and more by scanning Super Mario Bros. 3 e-Reader cards. This option was not available in Europe.

Release Information

Famicom/NES Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 23 Oct 1988 スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 Super Mario Bros. 3 Famicom/NES
US Feb 1990 Super Mario Bros. 3 Famicom/NES
Europe 29 Aug 1991 Super Mario Bros. 3 Famicom/NES
US 05 Nov 2007 Super Mario Bros. 3 Wii
Virtual Console
Europe 09 Nov 2007 Super Mario Bros. 3 Wii
Virtual Console
Japan 11 Dec 2007 スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 Super Mario Bros. 3 Wii
Virtual Console
Japan 01 Jan 2013 スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console

Game Boy Advance Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 11 Jul 2003 スーパーマリオアドバンス4 Super Mario Advance 4 Game Boy Advance
Europe 17 Oct 2003 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance
US 21 Oct 2003 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance

Other Availability

Cameos

Warp Whistle Whirlwind

Warp Whistle Whirlwind

When you find one of the secret Warp Whistles, use it on the map screen and it will play a tune and summon a whirlwind to take you to Warp Zone. Both the tune and the act of summoning a whirlwind with the flute are taken from The Legend of Zelda (NES 1986).

Submitted by Fryguy64

Mario Bros.

Mario Bros.

When playing the 2-Player game, each player can challenge the other player by selecting their M or L icon on the map screen. The minigame is based on the Mario Bros. arcade game. Players can race to 5 Coins to play the next round, and steal each others' Goal Cards.

Submitted by Fryguy64

Music Box

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The music that plays when you use the Music Box item on the map screen is a lullaby version of the Super Mario Bros. theme.

Submitted by MasterZ

N Card

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In Toad's card-matching minigame, the cards feature an Ace of Spades with "N" on the back. These cards are based on actual playing cards manufactured by Nintendo when they were predominantly a playing card manufacturer.

Submitted by MEGAߥTE

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