Super Mario Bros 3 is the supreme of all Marios whether you like it or not. This game is as complete as a Mario game ever was and it’s considered the best Mario game of all time. So lets get started with the discussion.
The game is what every other platformer become in that era. Everyone wanted to copy the Super Mario Bros games as they were really successful and good at what they did which involved level design, graphics, and sound. The game overall is a joy to play through as many of you might have already experienced it. There is just so much to do in the game that playing through the worlds without using the whistle will take you at least an hour. There also various power ups and secrets that you’ll always be coming back for more as you can find different ways to reach Bowser for the final battle. It’s always fun to come back to this game and find a different path to reach the deadly world 8. There are many memorable worlds in this game that will make you wonder if there is a limit to Shigeru Miyamoto’s creativity. You are in for an amazing adventure!
Speaking of the game graphics? Aren’t they a joy to see to this day? The game does bring you very sharp graphics that you would think you are playing a Super Nintendo game at some point. In fact, there are some that feel that way but I’ll have to talk about those some other time. The game does deliver you what you are supposed to be looking at. What I mean is that if you see a brick, it is a brick and if you see a monster that you are able to beat by jumping on it, well you’ll be able to do so again. There are so many games out there that trick you into doing things that are not possible in them. Some of them are just tricks while others are just plain bad design. You won’t have problems with this game though as everything is what it’s supposed to be.
The vast amount of bad guys and levels in this game makes it very unique. My only complain though is that this game should have come with a battery in it so you can save your progress because lets face it, this game is gigantic and some of us will get to a point in the game and want to rest up for a while and come back to it later. Zelda got it so why not Super Mario Bros 3? The Famicom version didn’t came with a battery as well. Nevertheless, the game is a joy from start to finish and if you want to be able to save your game you can always purchase the Super NES version of it that comes with Super Mario All-Stars.
There is so much more to say but I don’t want to take the entire page to talk about it. There are many things to talk about such as the missing levels and the obscurity of World 9 but they’ll have to come some other time. They are quite interesting topics after all.
Should you buy it?
This question should be self answered without me having to write anything here. Of course it’s a must buy for any gamer out there. This is the reason why we have great video games to this day. The amazing work this game represents is still unmatched. You can pick this game up for a mere ten dollars from eBay but if you are still a cheap bastard and don’t want to spend a little money for such a big game, then emulators is your answer. I think this game should be in anyone’s collection retro gamer or not. Have some respect will ya?