Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date


  • JP 23rd Oct 1988
  • US 12th Feb 1990
  • EU 29th Aug 1991

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 5th Nov 2007, 500 points
  • EU 9th Nov 2007, 500 points
  • JP 11th Dec 2007, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 1st Jan 2013, ¥500

Wii U eShop

  • EU 26th Dec 2013, £4.49
  • US 17th Apr 2014, $4.99
  • JP 25th Dec 2013, ¥500

3DS eShop

  • EU 26th Dec 2013, £4.49
  • US 17th Apr 2014, $4.99

Nintendo Switch Online (Subscription)

  • Available Now
Controller Support


  • Review Super Mario Bros. 3 (3DS eShop / NES)

    Pixel-perfect platforming

    Many old-school Nintendo titles are remembered fondly and adored by nostalgic fans; The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kirby’s Adventure and more still receive heaps of praise and see frequent re-releases to this day. Few games, however, received the unanimous commendations lavished upon Super Mario Bros. 3 on its release, an...

  • Review Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii U eShop / NES)

    A truly super Mario game

    Super Mario Bros. 3’s recent arrival on the Wii U eShop seemed like a conspicuously low-key affair compared to the considerable hype that surrounded its hugely anticipated original release back the early nineties. However, that doesn't mean that the lack of booming fanfare should be interpreted as a cause for concern; over...

  • Review Super Mario Bros. 3 (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    The Mario Bros get even more super

    Back in 1990 when this was released in the USA, Mario fever was at an all time high. A few months earlier, there had even been a movie released called ‘The Wizard’ with that kid from the Wonder Years, which was essentially a commercial for this game. If you never played Super Mario Bros. 3 when it was first...

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Super Mario Bros. 3 Guides

  • Guide Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    Where does Mario Wonder rank?

    Happy MAR10! Well, almost. Mario Day takes place on March 10th, so we're republishing our list of the very best mainline games starring the plumber. What's the best Mario game ever? Where do you even begin to rank all the Mario games? Let's face it, any of the top 10 could justifiably take the top spot. Any of them...

  • Guide Best First-Party NES Games

    Nintendo-developed NES games, as ranked by you

    Looking for a list of Nintendo's first-party NES games? Wonder what the best first-party NES game is? You've come to the right guide. Our ranked list of the Top 50 Best NES Games Ever covers every game on the system, but here we're looking specifically at Nintendo-developed NES games released in the...

Super Mario Bros. 3 News

About The Game

Mario and Luigi are called back into action when Bowser and his kids turn the kings of the Mushroom World into animals and steal their royal magic wands.

The acclaimed Super Mario Bros. 3 features more Mario action than ever before: fly as Racoon Mario, swim as Frog Mario, throw fireballs as Fire Mario, and turn into an invincible statue as Tanooki Mario! And you'll need all the powers you can muster, to beat Bowser's offspring lurking in their heavily-armed airships.

With eight huge worlds to navigate, countless secrets to discover and even a cooperative or competitive two-player mode, Super Mario Bros. 3 truly deserves its status as one of the greatest games ever made.