Super Mario Brothers 3 (NES)
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  • It is wildly fun, the visual design has a lot of charm, the sound design is as amazing as it got back then, and the gameplay is as tight and responsive as any game's controls have ever been
  • Personally, I feel as though everything about the gameplay flows so perfectly together that I would consider this game to be one of the best of all time based solely on that fact
  • The level design is just as good, with its eight varied worlds all offering an individually impressive experience

    • by RedEyedFacade
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      Every so often, a game comes along and changes the landscape of gaming forever. Super Mario Brothers 3 is just such a game, and nearly twenty years after its release, there are still many games being made trying to specifically capture its magic. This game has everything you could ever want from a classic platformer. It is wildly fun, the visual design has a lot of charm, the sound design is as amazing as it got back then, and the gameplay is as tight and responsive as any game’s controls have ever been. Truly a classic in every sense of the word.

      The story in this game is the classic Mario story. Bowser kidnaps the princess, and it’s up to your red jumpsuit wearing plumber butt to go save her. You are led across eight worlds, each of


      which containing one of Bowser’s children, with Bowser being at the very end. There is not too much to the story, to be fair, but this was the norm twenty years ago. A game like any Super Mario Brothers game does not need much of a story, as it would only make it seem like the developer was doing more than they needed to. This is a series based wholly on its innovative gameplay, and that is really all it needs.

      And the gameplay is truly where this game shines. From top to bottom, this game has the tightest controls of any game on the NES. Not only this, but everything about how the game works together is still considered top tier. The game retains the original’s sense of momentum, with your character on screen slow to get

      off the line, then sliding to a stop when you decide to slow down. The powerups added variety to the gameplay, giving you powers such as the power of flight, the classic fireball, and the ability to turn into a statue. Personally, I feel as though everything about the gameplay flows so perfectly together that I would consider this game to be one of the best of all time based solely on that fact. It truly is a testament to how amazing a games gameplay pieces can fit together when there is a motivation to do so.

      The level design is just as good, with its eight varied worlds all offering an individually impressive experience. The levels were put together so well that they are still considered the benchmark to this day. This is not the point, though.


      • Super Mario Brothers 3 (NES)
      The point is that these levels are simply wildly fun, no doubt about this. I still remember the first time I made it to the giant world, where every enemy and level piece is four times the size. I was blown back at how well everything worked, despite the fact that everything was so much bigger than normal. Or the first time I made it to the desert world, and found myself running across the level as the sun itself chased me down. There is just so many small elements that come together so well, and nothing ever feels stale because of it.

      The visuals and sound are amazing for a game of its time. There is plenty of color and nuance in the way the different worlds are presented. From the shimmer of the coin blocks, to

      the animation that occurs when you jump with the frog suit on, the graphics truly do look amazing. The sound design is equally as good, with the trademark “poof” that occurs when you get a powerup, to the classic sound that happens when you get a mushroom, you know you are playing a Mario game every time a sound occurs. The sounds in this game are now considered iconic, and are often used in various gaming applications as a means of showing how dedicated to gaming you are.

      Top to bottom Super Mario Brothers 3 is truly the greatest game on the NES, and one of the greatest games ever made on any console. Almost twenty years later, I still fire this game up for a while when I am bored, knowing that there is no way it could disappoint.




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