Super Replay – Super Mario Bros. 3
If one title in the history of the industry specifically targets the nostalgia cortex of gamer's brains, it's Super Mario Bros. 3. It featured far more gameplay variety than the original SMB, and was more of a traditional Mario game than the polarizing North American sequel. It would be a shoo-in for the title of "best 2D Mario" if it weren't for the amazing Super Mario World (a debate we get into during this Super Replay). It's one of the few titles that can stir up fond memories for hardcore gamers and non-gamers alike. It didn't matter if you were a Nintendo nerd, captain of the football team, theater geek, or a cheerleader...you probably played and loved this game.
Most of us played this game two decades ago, but I wanted to see just how well the gameplay holds up in 2010. Join myself and several other GI staffers as we work our way through all eight worlds of Super Mario Bros. 3. No warp whistles!
Part 1 - Guest: Andrew Reiner
Part 2 - Guest: Tim Turi
Part 3 - Guest: Matt Helgeson
Part 4 - Guest: Ben Reeves