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Super Mario Bros. 3 is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and is the third game in the Super Mario series.

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Has anyone ever played SMB3 level 1-2 and skipped straight to level 6 (the ice level)?

I very vaguely remember in level 1-2 there was a pipe I went though that took me straight to level 6 (the ice level). But I’ve tried everything. I do think you had the star power up and only a few ...
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Was Peach's third letter in SMB3 really about the white fall-thru platforms?

In the original Super Mario Bros 3 game, the third Peach's letter reads: Most players assume this to be a reference to the white platforms that allow the player to drop behind the scenery when the ...
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Is it possible to collect 110 coins on Bombarded by Bob-ombs?

In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, the e-Reader stage Bombarded by Bob-ombs has a strange coin-shaped block at the start that I've never seen before. Hitting the block adds a counter that ...
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How to quickly score 5,000,000 points in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3?

I completed all the levels of Super Mario Advance 4, but in order to get 5 stars on the title screen, the game requires you to score 5,000,000 points. How can I achieve this in the fastest possible ...
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Could not find a sound of Super Mario Bros 3 [closed]

I have searched anywhere on the web with no success.Where do I find the underwater theme in hurry up mode of Super Mario Bros 3?
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How is the dialogue different from the original when beating a Koopa Kid while wearing a Frog Suit?

According to this website, in the section labeled "I'll trade you for that wand..." you get different dialogue from the king if you beat a Koopa Kid while wearing a Frog, Hammer, or Tanooki suit. What ...
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Super Mario Bros 3: breaking underwater blocks

In Super Mario Bros 3, how can you break an underwater block if you don't have any shell to throw, and you can't swim up from underneath it? I'm thinking of the secret room in world 4-1 with the Big ...
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If Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 were both released for the NES, how was SMB3 so much more advanced? [closed]

For example, SMB3 has a lot more levels, better graphics, more powerups, among other things. How was this possible if they were released for the same system? Was SMB1 purposefully held back?
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In world 1-1, is it possible to reach the goal while you're in the background?

In world 1-3, there's a secret warp whistle you can find by crouching on a white block, which makes you drop into the background after a while. If you get to the goal behind the black wall, you enter ...
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What are the notes for the Warp Whistle?

I would like to stump one of my friends, who likes Super Mario. I would like to play the 6 notes that make up the Warp Whistle tune. Could someone please tell me the notes?
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Where to get the hammer suit

The hammer suit is a suit where you can act like a Hammer Bros. In various gameplay, I have seen the hammer suit in use, but doesn't state where to get it. Where are they found?
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In Super Mario Bros 3, how to make power-up items appear in Hammer Bros battles?

Sometimes, a power-up item (mushroom/flower/leaf) will appear when you hit one of the solid blocks during a battle against the Hammer Bros that patrol world maps on Super Mario Bros 3. If I recall ...
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Is there anything in the two unused "hand spaces" in Super Mario 3's world 8?

The second screen of World 8 contains five special spaces that have a chance of pulling Mario into them for a very short level, upon which he's rewarded with an item. Two of these spaces (the second ...
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Was Super Mario Bros. 3 all just a performance?

A popular fan theory states that Super Mario Bros. 3 was in actuality just a performance or stage play, as written about by Cracked and Dorkly among others. Is there any basis to this assertment? Has ...
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Super Mario Advance 4: "You can only load this game once" message

In Super Mario Advance 4, what does the message mean when you try to save a game and it says "you can only load this game once"?
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How did the designers of Super Mario Brothers 3 expect anyone to find the first Warp Whistle?

One of the Warp Whistles in Super Mario Brothers 3 is hidden in an unusual way: to find it, the player has to hold down the down button on a specific platform until Mario falls into the background of ...
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Game saves on emulators

Is there a way for me to save my game when emulating on my PC. I am using nesterj and I'm emulating super Mario bros 3 from the GBA
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Where can I find the warp whistle in Mario 3?

I have spent a lot of time looking for the warp whistle but I'm starting to think that my game is broken. I used to know how to get it but now Mario doesn't fall through this white block thing anymore ...
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How do you guarantee a trip to the last world with two whistles?

There's a whistle in World 1 and a whistle in World 2. When you use one whistle, it takes you to that little warp island with three connected sections of pipes that warp you to different worlds. The ...
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How can I make treasure ships appear?

What are the requirements to make the white "treasure" ships (which lead to airship levels full of coins) appear in Super Mario Bros 3? Can I make them appear intentionally?
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Red Mushroom House in World 4

Super Mario Bros 3, World 4 has a Red Mushroom House with a rock blocking its path. The Hammer Bros have never left me with an actual hammer, and I never seem to have one when I get to World 4. Is ...
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How to get through one-block-high passages?

Mario needs a diet. There's not enough room to fill up the P meter, all the pipes are out of reach and no shells are coming my way. Am I screwed? (This is in World 7-5.)
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Where can you get a Tanooki Suit in Super Mario Brothers 3?

Where/how can you acquire a Tanooki Suit in Super Mario Bros. 3? The Tanooki Suit gives you the ability to fly (like the leaf/racoon tail) but also gives you the ability to briefly turn into an ...
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