Super Mario Bros. 3 Heading to 3DS Virtual Console in January

By Jorge Ba-oh 26.12.2012 5

Super Mario Bros. 3 Heading to 3DS Virtual Console in January on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Embrace a little retro platforming with the fan-favourite Super Mario Bros. 3 returning next year.

Nintendo have confirmed that the final news Super Mario Bros. game, one of the more highly-rated amongst fans, will be available on the Virtual Console service on New Year's day. It was originally released in Japan back in 1988 and returned to the format where Mario and Luigi would set out to save Princess Peach from Bowser. It was the first title in the series to introduce the Tanooki Suit and a magic whistle to skip levels.

Nintendo 3DS owners can shell out 500 yen (£3.60 / $5.80) on January 1st to revisit the classic NES game on the move.

Are you a fan of Super Mario Bros. 3? Will you be re-downloading the game on the 3DS virtual console?

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2D Platformer



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I really don't like nintendo releasing the nes versions of mario games when the snes versions look so much nicer.

Gren (guest) 27.12.2012#2

^^^ Maybe they want to keep it suitably retro/original. Au, vintage if you will.

Anonymous (guest) 27.12.2012#3

Graphics don't matter to me anyways, so I'll buy this.

Somebody (guest) 27.12.2012#4

USA has to still gets it's Doki Doki Panic version of Super Mario 2 before it gets Super Mario 3. The Famicom Super Mario 2:Lost Levels came out today. SNES may have better grpahics but at least the NES version are still higher resolution and take full advantage of he 3DS's 240P NTSC resolution than the ones on Gameboy and Gameboy Advance which were very low resolution and hard to see all the playing field.

Scott (guest) 29.12.2012#5

SNES resolution is the same as NES resolution. Don't let the GBA remakes fool you.

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