History VideoGame / SuperMarioBros3

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]].
27th Jan '16 3:55:59 AM Dorkus
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** The coin ship and white Mushroom House. The former requires the tens digit of the player's score to match both digits of his or her coin count[[note]]After which, you must clear the stage with the ones digit of the timer on an even number.[[/note]], and the latter requires you to collect an unspecified number of coins in an unspecified level. Of course, being an NES game, the only way to learn how to find these secrets (at the time it was originally released) was by word of mouth.[[note]]Or Nintendo Power magazine. Or in the NES Game Atlas, one of the original four Nintendo Player's Guides.[[/note]][[/note]] In the case of the white mushroom houses, the coin collection requirements basically boil down to "all the coins in the autoscrolling levels" which made getting them considerably easier once you figured it out.

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** The coin ship and white Mushroom House. The former requires the tens digit of the player's score to match both digits of his or her coin count[[note]]After which, you must clear the stage with the ones digit of the timer on an even number.[[/note]], and the latter requires you to collect an unspecified number of coins in an unspecified level. Of course, being an NES game, the only way to learn how to find these secrets (at the time it was originally released) was by word of mouth.[[note]]Or Nintendo Power magazine. Or in the NES Game Atlas, one of the original four Nintendo Player's Guides.[[/note]][[/note]] [[/note]] In the case of the white mushroom houses, the coin collection requirements basically boil down to "all the coins in the autoscrolling levels" which made getting them considerably easier once you figured it out.
23rd Jan '16 6:50:50 AM Steven
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** Two whole sets of e-Reader cards didn't make it to the U.S., and perhaps as a result, the e-Reader content was DummiedOut in the European releases for ''[[EnhancedRemake Super Mario Advance 4]]''.

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** Two whole sets of e-Reader cards didn't make it to the U.S., and perhaps as a result, the e-Reader content was DummiedOut in the European releases for ''[[EnhancedRemake Super Mario Advance 4]]''. This was rectified with the Virtual Console release on the Wii U, which also has all the e-reader levels unlocked.
13th Jan '16 11:58:36 AM 32_Footsteps
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* UndesireablePrize: 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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* UndesireablePrize: 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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