Popular games? Yea, I play lots of those, only to fnd that most
of them are over rated (Tetris, FF7, Mario 64, Zelda..) And that the GOOD
ones are the ones no one has played (Legacy of the Wizard, Romance of
the Three Kingdoms, etc.) Mario 3 is one of those examples, everyone
owns a copy..... but whats the big freakin deal? Its not even that
Again, you are Mario (or Luigi, depending on the amount of players
and which controller you're using), Again, you gotta save that dumb blonde
of a princess (Ok, so she has brown hair, so sue me) because she is SO
stupid that she can't even hire a few Guards Mushrooms! The game
doesn't START as rescue the Princess, it starts as "Turn the Kings back
into humans" but we all knew Bowser couldn't resist Zelda's sexy bod, right?
Oh wait, I think I'm thinking of Ganon....wrong game. I meant Princess
Toadstool (or Peach, or whatever the hell her name is.)
You start out on this overworld map thingy, and you move to a level
and press A to go in. Then it's typical
Super Mario Bros. 1-style gameplay.. except it's incredibly slow paced and
You pretty much do what you always did and jump on enemies, but you can
get power ups, like the Feather, which turns you into Raccoon Mario
(the most common [ower in this game) which in turn allows you to fly.
Thing is, some of these are just slight variations
of already existing powers. Example: the Tanooki (I think that's Japanese
for something) is just a Raccoon that can turn into a statue (Oh, that'll
help you loads) and the Hammer Mario is just a Fireball Mario that
instead throws hammers! Lame. Frog Mario? You can swim and jump higher,
but it's kind of awkward outside of water. Well, at least THAT'S original.
I do have to give this game credit for a few things. First, the music,
while not really memorable is ok. You won't find yourself humming these
tunes in the shower, though at least they don't get
so bad that you send the cartridge to hell and have the Devil deal with it
(I did that with a bunch of games. Satan is a really nice guy.) ^_^
The game also controls pretty good, you always have good control of Mario.
My only gripe is with flying and floating, you have to press A repeatedly
to do both. Why not just hold down the God-damned button?! Ah well, getting
a Turbo Controller will fix this, but still....
But beyond this, the game is just slow and boring. There are other games
that are just so much more involving. There you have it! THERE
is why Mario 3 is one of THE most overrated games I've ever played, if not
THE most! Do yourself a favor, stop
playing certain games, just because they're popular or made by big companies
(Like Nintendo). Go out and play some lesser-known classics, like Romancing
Kingdoms. Then at least GOOD, lesser known games will get some attention. Also, be glad
this game had decent music and near-perfect play control, or it woulda
gotten a 1!