Super Mario Bros 3 (Japanese: スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 Hepburn: Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Surī) is a 1988 platform video game internally developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo as a pseudo-sequel to 1985’s Super Mario Bros. 2 (known in Japan as Super Mario USA). It was originally released in Japan for the Family Computer Disk System peripheral in September 1988, and later that year for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America, Australia, Europe, and France. The game has since been re-released for the Virtual Console service on several platforms, including Wii U in January 2015. This version will demonstrate how to use an included “Super Mario World” ROM, which you can also download (see the button at the top).
Mario or Luigi to rescue Princess:
You play as Mario or Luigi to rescue Princess Toadstool and the Mushroom Retainers from Bowser and his children, the Koopalings. The player advances through seven “kingdoms”, each containing four levels that are played across multiple stages – players traverse an overworld map between stages within a kingdom and take one of two side-scrolling “routes” at a time.
All seven kingdoms have their own graphical theme: Grass Land is populated by living vegetables; Desert Hill contains mechanical monsters; Water Land floats on a giant ocean; Giant Land plays with perspective illusions; Sky Land has winged creatures and cloud carriages; Ice Land is inhabited by living, moving ice sculptures; Pipe Land is a world of pipes, and Giant Land 2 is an enormous version of Giant Land. The game also features “bonus” stages outside the overworld map, played at any time with no enemies present.
Super Mario Bros 3:
Super Mario Bros 3 was produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, the Japanese video game designer who created the original Super Mario Bros. series. A team of more than four dozen designers worked on Super Mario Bros 3., including 15 main programmers divided into teams of two to handle every aspect of the game’s development simultaneously – each team assigned to one stage or sub-section in which they would share all their code and ideas with each other to create the basic program architecture before passing it off for another team to expand upon.
One of the more memorable aspects of the game’s production was how Miyamoto was often seen working alongside his staff, wearing a blue workman’s jumpsuit and sporting a mustache similar to Mario’s in-game appearance.
This title introduced many elements that became standard in subsequent Mario games, such as Bowser’s seven children, the Koopalings – named Larry, Morton Jr., Wendy, Iggy, Roy, Lemmy, and Ludwig. The Koopalings were all given unique qualities and appearances; for example, Larry does acrobatic flips and is very fast while Morton Jr. wears glasses and could resist fire attacks with his thick skull. However, the differences go much deeper than just their looks: each child is given specific traits that makes him or her unique to the others in some way.
The game introduced Bowser Jr., who serves as an antagonist in the game. He is shown washing Bowser’s car and kidnapping Princess Peach throughout the events of Super Mario Sunshine, but also appears many times throughout the series trying to get revenge on Mario for defeating his father. It was revealed that he is not a son of Bowser, but a son of one of the Koopalings – likely Ludwig Von Koopa whose relation with Lemmy proved in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3 animated series from DIC show several episodes showing their “brothership”.