Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros. 3
System NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Platformer
Series Super Mario Series

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.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 Super Mario Bros. 3 23 Oct 1988
US Super Mario Bros. 3 Feb 1990
Europe Super Mario Bros. 3 1991


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii Virtual Console 11 Dec 2007 05 Nov 2007 09 Nov 2007
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 01 Jan 2013 17 Apr 2014 26 Dec 2013
Wii U Virtual Console 25 Dec 2013 17 Apr 2014 26 Dec 2013

Ports & Remakes

Game Boy Advance Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Also available to play in:

Super Nintendo Super Mario All-Stars
Super Nintendo Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World


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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