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2.Super Mario Bros. 3

 
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It should be hard to single out the best Super Mario game. There are so many, and most of them are fantastic. But Super Mario Bros. 3 stands apart. It doesn’t just one-up the original Super Mario, the reason every kid got a Nintendo in the first place. Super Mario Bros. 3 makes that game obsolete, expanding the Super Mario formula into a massive, sprawling beast of a game with enough secrets and challenges to keep players enchanted for generations. Super Mario Brothers 3 feels like a true adventure, with an overworld map, multiple levels per world, themed levels like Desert Land and Sky Land, and several new power-ups and enemies. It perfects Super Mario’s play mechanics while broadening the game’s horizons, revealing that there’s more to the Mushroom Kingdom than just a series of tubes, blocks, and platforms for Mario to zip through. It also arrived at the perfect time, when flashy new 16-bit systems like the Genesis and TurboGrafx-16 were starting to make the NES look old. Even my friend with a Genesis couldn’t deny the greatness of Super Mario Bros. 3. It’s an endlessly enjoyable, flawlessly designed masterpiece that pushed the NES to its limits. _Garrett Martin
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