Super Mario Bros. 3

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  • News Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. 3 Sells For $156,000

    We've got another new world record

    Earlier this year in July, a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for NES sold for $114,000 USD. It set a new record for the most expensive video game ever sold. While most probably expected it to hold this record for some time, the highest price paid for a video game at auction has now been broken (again). Heritage...




  • Mario Memories Playing Super Mario Bros. 3 In The Garden

    Darren recalls a stolen moment in his back garden with Mario

    Today is the 30th anniversary of the US release of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES! That's right, boomers - you're getting old. In honour of the occasion we're republishing this article originally posted as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for the iconic Mario franchise as a...


  • Video Sit Back And Enjoy This Lovely Super Mario Bros. 3 Documentary

    'The Story of Super Mario Bros. 3'

    If you find yourself needing to kill some time over this festive season - perhaps as you hide away upstairs to take a breather from that one annoying family member for a while - we've stumbled across the perfect thing to keep you occupied. Gaming Historian has shared a brand new video on YouTube, taking a super...



  • Anniversary Super Mario Bros. 3 Turns 30 Years Old Today

    Feel old yet?

    Thirty years ago today, on 23rd October 1988, Super Mario Bros. 3 launched in Japan. Following the traditions already put in place by previous Mario games, Super Mario Bros. 3 had players controlling either Mario or Luigi as they went on a quest to save Princess Toadstool from the dastardly claws of Bowser. There were enemies to stomp...





  • Random You Can Now Play NES Games In 3D And In Virtual Reality

    The 3DNES gets a VR makeover

    Back in 2016, we covered the launch of 3DNES, an emulator that took the 2D data of an NES game and rebuilt it in the wonders of three dimensions. Well, the little bit of software is still going and has just received one of its most intriguing updates - support for VR! Yes, you'll now be able to experience the likes of...




  • News PAX West Omegathon Ends in Super Mario Showdown

    It's like The Wizard all over again

    Those of you who follow the events of PAX West are no doubt aware of the "Omegathon", a three-day tournament where twenty contestants compete in various games for a grand prize. Last Year, the Omegathon finale was centered around clearing a grueling Super Mario Maker course specially developed by Nintendo for the...




  • News Did You Know Gaming Explores Mario & Religion

    As you might expect, it gets a bit out there

    Did You Know Gaming has provided us with insight into a wide variety of topics throughout the Nintendo universe. Did we ever expect them to be juxtaposing Super Paper Mario with artistic depictions of ancient demons? No, but we suppose there's a first time for everything. This latest installment of the...






  • Video The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Selected By You

    You voted, and the winner is...

    Way back in August, we asked you wonderful readers what your favourite Super Mario platform game was. You voted, and from those votes we came up with a Top 10 list, which we have immortalised in this video. If you ever played a Super Mario game, then you must be curious about what game is number one, right? Could it...



  • Video If You Love Mario Easter Eggs, This Series is for You

    Covering Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario World, so far

    One of the delights of retro Nintendo games is in discovering their secrets, little snippets of interesting features that can only be spotted with close attention. Hunting 'easter eggs' is a major part of retro gaming. A current series on the Did You Know Gaming channel is looking to reveal...


  • Poll Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?

    2D or 3D, old or new, you decide...

    Not too long ago we asked you to vote for the best Legend of Zelda game; plenty of you participated. You made the impossible decision, as it's never an easy pick with so many world class games on the list; in the end the iconic and memorable The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time seized the crown. We r

  • Nintendo Download 14th August (Europe)

    More Mega Man, Pets and a whole load of discounts

    It's time for our regular Monday fix of Nintendo Download Update news for Europe, with this week's releases not bursting at the seams with new content. We do have a particularly good Game Boy title on offer, however, while there are some tasty discounts including some of the best games for Wii U and...











  • Feature Our Favourite Super Mario Games

    The impossible list

    With New Super Mario Bros. 2 about to hit stores, it's prompted a lot of debate about the Super Mario series as a whole. We decided that we'd take on the list that cannot win, and declare Nintendo Life's favourite Super Mario games. In total, 16 members of staff rated their top 10 Super Mario titles from a list of 14. Only games...


  • News How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?

    Origin tails

    The Tanooki tail is back in a big way this year, but it's time to take a look back at when and how it entered the Mario canon way back in Super Mario Bros. 3. Chris Covell's website has a translation of The Stars of Famicom Games, a 1989 book taking a sneaky peek at how Mario's greatest 8-bit adventure was created, from ideas to...