Super Mario Bros. 3 is the last of the trifecta that is the NES Mario Bros. saga. Released in 1988 (in Japan), the game had immense hype surrounding it, appearing in a 1989 film called The Wizard which was known for being North America's introduction to the game. Not only was it the first time American audiences had even seen this game, it also gave a huge tip: the warp whistle in the first castle.
Simply put, this is a good game.
The player can switch from the original NES graphics to the Super Mario All-Stars graphics. This has no real impact on gameplay.
Enter World-e. Previously this was exclusive Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 and had special levels that had to be open with exclusive, rare cards, similar but different to how amiibo work. The world itself is separate from the main adventure, and can be played at the player's leisure. Although it sports no standard levels within its vicinity, World-e features a Warp Zone that can warp Mario and Luigi to brand-new levels.
Hidden within the new levels are Advance Coins. If the player accumulates enough Advance Coins, they will gain access to the three Toad Houses in the area, where they can play Minigames in exchange for a few of their grand total of coins from World-e.
Certain levels have an e-Coin hidden inside them. e-Coins are usually well hidden, and can only be collected once. They are then put on display in the World-e Castle. These coins are the Mushroom, Super Leaf, Starman, Fire Flower, Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach e-Coins. These are also badges, so you can display them on your V2Menu as well!
|A recolor of Mario's original Super Mario Bros. sprite that uses his modern colors. Upon grabbing the Mystery Mushroom, the sound effect after exiting a pipe in Tiny-Huge Island and in the opening of Super Mario 64 can be heard. The "Course Clear" tune is replaced by the one heard after obtaining a Power Star in that game. Mario's jumping sound effects are also replaced by Super Mario World's. The death tune is the game over tune from Super Mario 64, and the invincibility tune is replaced with the Wing Mario tune from that same game.||Uses the following amiibo:|
|A recolor of his original NES sprite from Super Mario Bros. that uses his modern colors. The "Course Clear" and "lose a life" tunes are replaced by the ones heard after obtaining a boss key and getting a Game Over from Luigi's Mansion, respectively. Upon getting the Mystery Mushroom, Luigi's voice can be heard shouting, "Yeah!".||Uses the following amiibo:|
|Based on Bowser's modern design as opposed to his original Super Mario Bros. appearance. When touching a Mystery Mushroom, the player will hear the organ sound that played when Bowser appeared in the final battle in Super Mario World. The "Course Clear" fanfare is also replaced by the full version of said sound. The "lose a life" is the sound used for Bowser being defeated in Super Mario Bros.||Uses the following amiibo:|
|Based on Toad's modern design as opposed to his original NES sprite from Super Mario Bros., as well as the Pixel Toad from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Toad will shout "Here I go!" upon touching the Mystery Mushroom.||Uses the following amiibo:|
|The power-up sound effect from Super Mario Galaxy will play upon touching the Mystery Mushroom. An 8-bit Luma also appears as part of Rosalina's sprite. Rosalina is the most vocal out of the Mario characters; she exclaims "Here I go!" when transforming, yelps when she jumps, and shouts "Yay!" while holding up.||Uses the following amiibo:|
|A modified version of Rosalina's sprite. Upon touching a Mystery Mushroom, the power-up sound effect from Super Mario Galaxy will play upon touching the Mystery Mushroom. Little black dots follow the character sprite wherever it goes.||Uses the following amiibo:|
|Super Mario Bros. 3 Badges|
Frog Suit Badge
|Unlock by getting a Frog Suit for the first time.|