History VideoGame / SuperMarioBros3

3rd Jun '16 6:18:30 AM DrSlide
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* CallBack: If you beat Bowser and save the Princess, you get the message from the end of each of the first seven worlds in ''Super Mario Bros.'': "Thank you. But our Princess is in another castle!" The game then adds, "Just kidding! Ha ha ha! Bye bye."



* DroughtLevelOfDoom: In World 6 and 7, Mushroom Houses are slim in comparison to earlier areas. If you use all your items in these worlds without restocking (via GameOver and farming), then you'll be in for a rude awakening for World 8, which has some of the hardest stages in the game and ''no'' Mushroom Houses at all.
* DungeonBypass: There are two items of this sort: the P-Wing and the Lakitu's Cloud. The P-Wing grants the player a Raccoon Suit that has unlimited flight, allowing them to fly over most levels with open ceilings. The Lakitu's Cloud, on the other hand, bypasses a level entirely; however, the course won't be marked as complete. This means the player will have to replay the level if they lose a life, and it won't count towards the GBA remake's level count if skipped.

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* DroughtLevelOfDoom: In World Worlds 6 and 7, Mushroom Houses are slim in comparison to earlier areas. If you use all your items in these worlds without restocking (via GameOver and farming), then you'll be in for a rude awakening for World 8, which has some of the hardest stages in the game and ''no'' Mushroom Houses at all.
all. The N-spade panel for the card matching game won't appear even if your score goes over a multiple of 80,000.
* DungeonBypass: There are two items of this sort: the P-Wing and the Lakitu's Cloud. The P-Wing grants the player a Raccoon Suit that has unlimited flight, allowing them to fly over most levels with open ceilings. The Lakitu's Cloud, on the other hand, bypasses a level entirely; however, the course won't be marked as complete. This means the player will have to replay the level if they lose a life, and it won't count towards the GBA remake's level count if skipped. Also, if you lose a life on an airship, it will try to move to a new spot past an uncleared level, forcing you to either play it it use another cloud to bypass it again.
3rd Jun '16 6:06:14 AM DrSlide
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* NothingIsScarier: The first fortress in World 7 has ''no'' enemies except for the boss; in their place are the empty holders for Rotodiscs and Hot Foots. It also has [[GuideDangIt no obvious way out]].

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* NothingIsScarier: The first fortress in World 7 has ''no'' enemies except for the boss; in their place are the empty holders for Rotodiscs and Hot Foots.Foots, and the blocks for Stretch Ghosts. It also has [[GuideDangIt no obvious way out]].



** Just like in the first ''Super Mario Bros.'' game, green mushrooms give 1-ups, and one is awarded every 100 coins. There are also goal cards at the end. Any combination of three grants a 1-up, and gathering all mushrooms, all flowers, or all stars grants 2-, 3-, and 5-ups, respectively. In addition, the spade games offers 2-, 3-, or 5-ups for matching up a picture.

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** Just like in the first ''Super Mario Bros.'' game, green special mushrooms give 1-ups, and one is awarded every 100 coins. There are also goal cards at the end. Any combination of three grants a 1-up, and gathering all mushrooms, all flowers, or all stars grants 2-, 3-, and 5-ups, respectively. In addition, the spade games game offers 2-, 3-, or 5-ups for matching up a picture.picture, and you can earn a 1-up in the card matching game.



* SprintMeter: Inverted with the game's P-Meter, in which you run at full speed whenever it's full.

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* SprintMeter: Inverted with the game's P-Meter, in which you run at full speed whenever it's full.full and can fly if you have the Raccoon Leaf or Tanooki Suit.



* UndesirablePrize: There are a couple of mushroom houses late in the game that have a chance of giving you either a Tanuki suit, a Hammer Bros. suit, or a Frog suit. Particularly as these houses come up well after World 3 (the only place players generally want to have the Frog suit's improved underwater maneuverability), getting the Frog suit is seen as a huge letdown.

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* UndesirablePrize: There are a couple of mushroom houses late in the game that have a chance of giving you either a Tanuki suit, a Hammer Bros. suit, or a Frog suit. Particularly as these houses come up well after World 3 (the only place players generally want to have the Frog suit's improved underwater maneuverability), getting the Frog suit is seen as a huge letdown. However, there are a few underwater passages and secret rooms that are difficult or impossible to navigate without it.
30th May '16 3:40:54 PM DrSlide
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** While not necessarily infinite, the Fortress in World 7 involves a room with a Switch Block, and positively massive amounts of bricks. In one punch of the Switch Block, you can get a large amount of 1 Ups in the time taken, and even more if you have a leaf equipped. Die, rinse, repeat.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Hammer Suit. Not only it can already kill anything that the fireballs from the Fire Flower can, the hammers can also eliminate Boos and Thwomps, which normally can't be killed unless you use a Super Star. Ducking in the Hammer Suit makes Mario curl up and grant him immunity to fireballs as well. Naturally, the Hammer Suit is extremely rare and for many players, it's just TooAwesomeToUse.

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** While not necessarily infinite, the Fortress in World 7 involves a room with a Switch Block, hundreds of bricks, and positively massive amounts of bricks. In one punch of no enemies. Once you hit the Switch Block, you can get a large amount have plenty of 1 Ups in the time taken, to get enough coins for at least one 1-Up, and even more if you have a leaf equipped. Die, rinse, repeat.
can reset the room as often as you like by leaving and re-entering.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Hammer Suit. Not only it can already kill anything that the fireballs from the Fire Flower can, the Its hammers can kill any enemy vulnerable to fireballs, and can also eliminate Boos take out Boo Diddly, Thwomp, and Thwomps, which Stretch - enemies that normally can't can only be killed unless you use by a Super Star. Starman. Ducking in the Hammer Suit makes Mario curl up and grant grants him immunity to fireballs as well. Naturally, the Hammer Suit is extremely rare and for many players, it's just TooAwesomeToUse. About the only things Mario can't do while wearing it are slide downhill and fly.
18th Apr '16 11:46:36 AM Pat86
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* TrialAndErrorGameplay: In the pyramid level in Desert Land, there is a hill you can slide down and take out a few Buzzy Beetles along the way, only to fall directly into a pit that happens to be at the bottom. There is absolutely no way to know this is there the first time you play the game.
17th Apr '16 7:37:44 PM Zalis
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* {{Backtracking}}: Possible to do with a warp whistle to go from World 6 to World 5, or from the end of World 5 to the beginning of World 5.
4th Apr '16 12:02:17 AM MyFinalEdits
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Oh, and Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=78&v=uu2DnTd3dEo confirmed (albeit jokingly)]] that the whole game is a stage play.

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Oh, and Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=78&v=uu2DnTd3dEo confirmed (albeit jokingly)]] confirmed]] that the whole game is a stage play.
3rd Apr '16 9:00:19 PM RickTommy
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Oh, and Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=78&v=uu2DnTd3dEo confirmed]] that the whole game is a stage play.

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Oh, and Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=78&v=uu2DnTd3dEo confirmed]] confirmed (albeit jokingly)]] that the whole game is a stage play.
12th Mar '16 4:39:50 AM Sabrewing
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* TooAwesomeToUse: The Tanooki suit and the Hammer Brothers suit. You can waste other powerups willy-nilly even if you die, because Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, and Raccoon Leaves are a dime a dozen. But Tanooki Suits and Hammer Suits can be counted on one hand each... (The Frog Suit is similar in terms of rarity, but only useful in underwater areas.)

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* TooAwesomeToUse: TooAwesomeToUse:
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The Tanooki suit and the Hammer Brothers suit. You can waste other powerups willy-nilly even if you die, because Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, and Raccoon Leaves are a dime a dozen. But Tanooki Suits and Hammer Suits can be counted on one hand each... (The Frog Suit is similar in terms of rarity, but only useful in underwater areas.))
** The Hammer. Do you use it in World 2 to grab an early Frog Suit and the final Warp Whistle? Or do you save it for World 3's lengthy series of Toad Houses and Spade Panels to accumulate items and extra lives?
29th Feb '16 10:02:41 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** The last transformation example also serves as an EarlyBirdCameo as well, since the sprite for that transformation would later become Yoshi's main sprite in ''Super Mario World 2: VideoGame/YoshisIsland''.



* OneHitKill: Aside from the usual (lava, pits, etc.), there is also Boss Bass. Appearing in two levels in World 3, it jumps out of the water trying to engulf you, and if it does, [[EatenAlive you instantly lose a life]], even if you were powered-up. This results in 3-3 and 3-8 being ThatOneLevel to many players.

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* OneHitKill: Aside from the usual (lava, pits, etc.), there is also Boss Bass. Appearing in two levels in World 3, it jumps out of the water trying to engulf you, and if it does, [[EatenAlive you instantly lose a life]], even if you were powered-up. This results in 3-3 and 3-8 being ThatOneLevel to many players.
29th Feb '16 9:27:02 PM billybobfred
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** World 5 consists of two separate halves: the ground and a BubblyClouds upper half. It's possible for the airship to fly down from the clouds to the ground, but once you go back down to the ground, it's gone. Hope you have a warp whistle. This glitch was fixed in remakes.

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** World 5 consists of two separate halves: the ground and a BubblyClouds upper half. It's possible for The cloud map has a bit of inaccessible "land" in one corner, depicting your view of the ground far below; the airship is erroneously able to fly down from land there as though it were real terrain. Preventing this is probably the clouds to only real use for the ground, but once you go back down to the ground, it's gone. Hope you have a warp whistle. This glitch was fixed in remakes.[[PowerupLetdown Anchor]].
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