Super Mario Bros. 3
Completionist Info


Episode Number 51
Date Released January 12th, 2013
Completionist Rating Complete It!
Link All Starred Up! Super Mario Brothers 3: Live on Stage! The Completionist Episode 51
Super Mario Bros. 3(Japanese: スーパーマリオブラザーズ3Hepburn: Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Surī?) is aplatform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) video game console. It is the fourth overall installment in the Super Mario Bros.series. It was first released in Japan on October 23, 1988 and later in North America on February 12, 1990. The game was developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development, led by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka.Enhanced remakeswere later released on the Super NES in 1993 and the Game Boy Advance in 2003. The game has been re-released as aVirtual Console title for the Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U consoles.

Super Mario Bros. 3 centers on plumbersMario and Luigi who embark on a quest to save Princess Toadstool and the rulers of seven different kingdoms from the antagonist Bowser and his children, the Koopalings. The player, as Mario or Luigi, is able to defeat enemies by stomping them or using items that bestow magical powers. Mario and Luigi are given a wider range of abilities than in previous Super Mario games, including flying or sliding down slopes. In addition, Super Mario Bros. 3 introduces numerous elements, such as new enemy characters and the use of aworld map to transition between levels, that have reappeared in or have influenced subsequent Mario games.

Super Mario Bros. 3 is acclaimed by many critics as one of the greatest video games of all time. It was a commercial success upon release, which was partly influenced by its promotion in the 1989 film The Wizard. Super Mario Bros. 3 is the third-best selling NES game, having sold 18 million copies worldwide. The popularity of the game also inspired a short-lived animated television series.

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The Completionist Edit

Jirard reviewed the SNES remake of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the fifty first episode of The Completionist. This also marks the final review of the Mario All-Stars Pack arc.

The intro skit sees Jirard and Greg bored, when Greg asks if he wants to get sandwiches. Jirard blurts out that he doesn't wanna play the Mario All Stars Pack. Though Greg convinces him to do it after they get sandwiches.

Jirard finds Mario 3 to be one of the most influential Mario games, as well as the best of the NES Mario games. He finds the presentation of the game to be the most dynamic, even on the All Stars Pack. He also loves the new power-ups in this installment, especially the Tanooki leaf. He also gives compliments to the infamous scrolling levels, as they add variety to the gameplay. And he does enjoy the mix of challenge and creativity, while noting not everyone will find it easy.

Greg talks about the methods to get the Blue Mushroom Houses and the Golden Ship.

The end of the episode foreshadows Jirard tackling the Zelda Collector's Edition.

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