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Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

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Written by  :  STU2 (72)
Written on  :  Aug 25, 2005
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

I remember the original commercial for this game...

The Good

Easily the best of the Mario games on the Nintendo, this new Mario also took the series to new heights, literally. New powers and abilities give Mario the thrills of flight, excellent control while swimming, and even the ability to turn into a statue! It also introduced an item management system where you could store power-ups and use them when they are needed most, a feature sorely lacking in other games.

The Bad

While some of the designs in the game were not implemented as much as they could have been (Raccoon Suit, The Boot), everything about this game is flawless. Anyone with a Super Nintendo or a GBA should buy this game!

The Bottom Line

Probably the second game everyone associates with Nintendo. If not the best, this is easily considered the second best Mario game out there. A true iconic classic.