Super Mario Bros. 3 Guide

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The N-Spade Game
The spade game has eight possible combonations.
F = Flower
2 = 20 coins
1 = 10 coins
M = Mushroom
S = Star
U = 1-Up


[M][F][U][F][S][S]
[2][S][M][1][U][F]
[2][M][1][M][F][S]

[F][2][M][S][U][F]
[U][F][1][M][2][S]
[M][1][S][M][F][S]

[U][M][1][M][F][S]
[M][1][S][2][2][F]
[S][U][F][M][F][S]

[F][S][U][F][2][M]
[1][M][2][U][M][1]
[S][F][S][M][F][S]

[M][F][2][F][1][S]
[2][U][M][1][U][F]
[S][M][S][M][F][S]

[M][F][2][M][1][S]
[F][U][M][1][U][2]
[S][F][S][M][F][S]

[F][S][U][F][U][M]
[1][M][F][S][M][1]
[S][2][2][M][F][S]

[F][1][U][F][S][S]
[2][S][M][1][U][F]
[2][M][1][M][F][S]

Items from blocks
When you hit a block that contains an item that can move freely (example: a Super Mushroom or Starman, not a Fire Flower or Super Leaf) The item will move to the opposite side as you hit it from.

Lots of items
When you lose all of your lives all of the levels you beat become uncleared. You get to keep your items though, and locks/rocks stay destroyed. You can get the same Mushroom House over and over by getting game over.

Lots of 1-Ups
If a level contains more than one 1-Up you could enter the level, get both, and die. You come out with an extra life.

World 1

Levels: 8
Mushroom House 1: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or Super Leaf
Mushroom House 2: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or Super Leaf
Hammer Brother: Starman
Gift from Princess: P-Wing
Map Secrets: None

1-1
Get in the background
If you duck for more than five seconds on the white block at the beginning of the level you will fall through and end up in the background. Watch out, enemies still hurt.
1-Up and coins
There is a 1-Up and coins in the clouds if you fly where the three Goombas are.

1-2
Unlimited 1-Ups
As Racoon Mario stand next to the pipe and wait for a few Goombas to pop out. Then jump on one, sail down to another and another and another until you start getting 1-Ups for each kill.

1-3
Coins
When you come to the Red Koopa, jump on it and kick its shell towards the music box. Once the shell clears a path hop down, move to the left, and jump. A music box will appear that could send you to the clouds.
First Warp Whistle
Near the end of the level there is a white block with another Red Koopa. Get rid of the Koopa and duck for five seconds. You will fall through the block into the background. Avoid enemies to the end of the level and walk behind the black and Toad will give you the first Warp Whistle.

1-4
P-Wing
If you collect 44 coins a White Mushroom House will appear containing a P-Wing.

Fortress
Second Warp Whistle
After the second Question Block stomp the Dry Bones and fly up into the open area, move to the right until you are on top of the wall. Walk to the right until you stop and press up. You will fall into a room with a chest containing the whistle.
1-5
Coins
When the path splits take the upper route. Where it slopes up walk until you are aligned with the wall above you and jump. A music box will appear that could take you to the clouds.
1-6
Coins
Nothing too special here. If you fly instead of using the moving platform you can get a few coins.
Airship
Nothing hidden here. Three jumps will defeat Larry Koopa.

World 2

Levels: 9
Mushroom House 1: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or Super Leaf
Mushroom House 2: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or Super Leaf
Mushroom House 2: Frog Suit
Bomerange Brother 1: Music Box
Bomerange Brother 2: Hammer
Fire Brothers: Third Warp Whistle
Gift from Princess: Pugem’s Cloud
Map Secrets: Use the hammer to destroy the rock in the upper right corner of the map to gain access to the Third Mushroom House and the Fire Brothers.

2-1
Nothing
There’s no real secrets in this level. You could fly up and get a few coins though.
2-2
Anchor
Get thirty coins and a White Mushroom House containing an Anchor will appear.
Fortress
Unlimited 1-Ups
At the beginning of the level there are three Dry Bones. As Racoon Mario you could jump between them without touching the ground. As your points get higher and higher you will start to get 1-Ups for each stomp.
2-3
Coins
The only thing here are a few coins in the sky near the end of the level.
Sand
Sun
Watchout for the sun!
2-4
Coins
At the beginning of the level run and fly up to the top left through the blocks. A coin-infested area awaits you.
2-5
Nothing
You wont find much here.
Pyramid
Nothing
Nothing again.
Airship
Be careful, in a few places if you go strait instead if up you’ll fall. Three jumps kills Morton Koopa.

World 3

Levels: 11
Mushroom House 1: Frog Suit
Mushroom House 2: Fire Flower, Super Leaf, or Frog Suit
Mushroom House 3: Fire Flower, Super Leaf, or Frog Suit
Mushroom House 4: Fire Flower, Super Leaf, or Frog Suit
Mushroom House 5: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or Super Leaf
Hammer Brother 1: Starman
Hammer Brother 2: Hammer
Gift from Princess: Music Box
Map Secrets: Use the hammer to destroy the rock leading to a dock with a boat. Gain access to three Mushroom Houses.

3-1
Pits
Drop down the pit at the beginning of the level to get a Super Mushroom / Fire Flower. Later in the level drop down another pit to get a 1-Up.
3-2
Nothing
Nothing to find in this level.
3-3
Big Fish
WAtch out for the big fish, it’ll eat you!
Fortress
Doors
Most of the doors drop you into a pool. Each time you go in you can get a Super Mushroom/Super Leaf. The last door takes you to a coin room. BOOM-BOOM waits behind the sixth door.
3-4
Unlimited 1-Ups
When you come to the upside-down pipe first kill all of the enemies there, to make things easier. Continue forward until Lakitu appears. Once you see him go back to the hill in front of the upside-down pipe and get a Koopa Shell. Throw the shell so it bounces back and forth between the blocks under the pipe. As Lakitu throws Spinys they will get destroyed by the shell giving you more and more points until you start getting 1-Ups.
3-5
Four Lives
As Frog Mario you can go down the second pipe on the bottom that shoots out water. You will start falling, hold right so you could fall onto a platform with a huge Question Block which contains three 1-Ups. After you exit the pipe that leads to the end of the level there will be an invisible Question Block level with the pipe a couple steps away which contains a 1-Up.
3-6
A Few coins
You could get a few extra coins by throwing Koopa Shells down to the lower levels of the platforms, but that’s all there is to find here.
3-7
Jugem’s Cloud
At the area where there is two curved rows of blocks the top left block sprouts a vine that lets you climb up to the clouds. At the top stand on the wooden block and jump off to the right. You should land on clouds. Jump in the middle of the clouds to reveal a Music Block, jump on it to take you to a very coin filled cloud area. At the end there is a chest which holds a Jugem’s Cloud.
Fortress
Simple
This underwater fortress is the quickest and easiest fortress in the game.
3-8
P-Wing
Avoid becoming fish food and collect 44 coins to make a White Mushroom House containing a P-Wing appear.
3-9
Unlimited 1-Ups
Grab the shell from the Green Koopa at the start and throw it past the second Bullet Bill Cannon so it bounces off the third. As it goes back and forth it will destroy more and more Bullet Bills until you start to get 1-Ups for each one.
Invisible Mario
Duck for more than five seconds on the white block to fall through into the background. Stay in the back and go down the pipe.
Frog Suit
When you go down either pipe into the water go left instead of right. You will find a pipe that drops you into a room. Hold right so you fall onto a platform will a huge Question Block that holds a Frog Suit.
Airship
Bubble
Watch out for Wendy Koopas bouncing bubbles!

World 4

Levels: 9
Mushroom House 1: Tanooki Suit
Mushroom House 2: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Leaf
Mushroom House 3: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Leaf
Mushroom House 4: Fire Flower, Super Leaf, or Tanooki Suit
Hammer Brother 1: Starman
Hammer Brother 2: Jugem’s Cloud
Hammer Brother 3: P-Wing
Hammer Brother 4: Starman
Gift from Princess: P-Wing
Map Secrets: Use the hammer to destroy the rock leading to a Mushroom House containing a Tanooki Suit.

4-1
Giants
There’s nothing great to find here, but enjoy your introduction to Big Island!
4-2
Anchor
Get 22 coins to make a White Mushroom House containing an Anchor appear.
4-3
Move along
Nothing to see here.
Fortress
Pipe Shortcut
When you come to the pipes go down the middle one. It is an easier route to BOOM BOOM.
4-4
Coins
This is a perfect use for that leftover Frog Suit. At the beginning of the level travel backwards past the pipe with water shouting out. Go in the next pipe. There are two P-Switchs that allow you to get some coins.
4-5
Tanooki Suit
Above where there are two sets of Bullet Bill Cannons next two each other there is a block that could sprout a vine. Climb up and into a pipe to enter a room with a huge Question Block that contains a Tanooki Suit.
4-6
Size
Going in the doors changes the enemies from giant to normal and back. There is a 1-Up instead of a coin in a block if the enemies are normal size.
Fortress
Extra lives
Enter the door outlined by coins, then go into the last pipe to get four extra lives and some coins. (Thanks goes to Nadia for solving the mystery.)
Airship
Fire
The main weapon of this ship is fire, making it surprisingly easy.

World 5

Levels: 11
Mushroom House 1: Tanooki
Mushroom House 2: Fire Flower, Super Leaf, or Tanooki Suit
Mushroom House 3: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or Super Leaf
Hammer Brother 1: Starman
Hammer Brother 2: P-Wing
Hammer Brother 3: Music Box
Gift from Princess: Jugem’s Cloud
Map Secrets: None

5-1
Nothing
Nothing to find in this ordinary level.
5-2
Three Lives
When your falling move to the right, and try to line yourself up with the wall. You should land on a block. Move up from there. Once you go through the pipe you will come to hills, beyound the second one is a pipe. Go down it to discover a giant Question Block that holds three 1-Ups.
5-3
Kuribo’s Shoe
If you hit Kuribo’s Shoe from below you can knock the Goomba out and have it for yourself.
Fortress
Optional
This is the only fortress in the game that you don’t have to beat.
Tower
Unclearable
Everytime you go by this stage, you must beat it again.
5-4
Nothing
You can’t stay in one place long enough to find anything here.
5-5
P-Wing
Collect 28 coins in here to make a White Mushroom House with a P-Wing appear.
Tanooki Suit
Go down the second block covered pipe to find a Tanooki Suit in a giant Question Block.
5-6
P-Switch
Hitting the P-Switch and turning coins to blocks makes this level much easier.
5-7
Move Along
Nothing to see here.
Fortress
Super Leaf
A Super Leaf or Tanooki Suit helps a lot in this lava-flooded fortress.
5-8
Nothing
Not much to see here.
5-9
Nothing
This short exercise in jumping holds no secrets.
Airship
Roy
Watch out for Roy Koopa’s jumps.

World 6

Levels: 13
Mushroom House 1: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or Super Leaf
Mushroom House 2: Hammer Suit
Hammer Brother 1: Hammer
Hammer Brother 2: Jugem’s Cloud
Hammer Brother 3: Starman
Gift from Princess: P-Wing
Map Secrets: None

6-1
Fire
If you have a Fire Flower, it is well spent here.
6-2
Enemies
Lack of enemies makes this an easier level.
6-3
Nothing
Nothing to find here.
Fortress
1-Up
Not much here, just a 1-Up if you fly up after the first door.
6-4
Coins
When you get to the first moving platform there are two blocks of ice. Jump directly to the right of them to reveal a music box that will take you to the clouds.
6-5
The Way Out
Go up the fourth gap and up the pipe to find the exit.
6-6
Nothing
Once again, a simple level.
6-7
Anchor
Collect 78 coins to make a White Mushroom House containing an Anchor appear. There is an invisible coin block to the left of the trapped Koopa.
Fortress
Death Trap
When you reach BOOM BOOM avoid going under the platform of ice blocks to the right.
6-8
Coins
Hit the P-Switch near the end of the level and fly up.
6-9
Pipe
Frog Mario could go down the first pipe under the water.
6-10
Hammer Suit
Hit the second normal block above the white block and climb up the vine. Jump onto the platform, the last block contains a P-Switch. Once it’s hit you could jump to the right and collect some coins. Move quickly to the pipe covered in frozen Munchers. Melt them with fire and they will become coins. Go down the pipe to find a huge Question block holding a Hammer Suit.
Fortress
Nothing
No secrets here.
Airship
Balls
Watch out for Lemmy’s Koopa’s bouncy balls.

World 7

Levels: 14
Mushroom House 1: Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, or Super Leaf
Mushroom House 2: Hammer Suit, Frog Suit, Tanooki Suit
Mushroom House 3: Hammer Suit, Frog Suit, Tanooki Suit
Gift from Princess: None
Map Secrets: None

7-1
Nothing
No secrets here.
7-2
P-Wing
Collect 46 coins to make a White Mushroom House containing a P-Wing appear. You can go down a pipe to find a P-Switch which makes a lot of coins appear.
7-3
Stars
If you are invinsible while you hit certain blocks you’ll get another Starman, otherwise they will just be coins.
7-4
2 Lives
You could fly over the wall at the start to find two 1-Ups.
7-5
Nothing
Nothing great here.
Piranha Plant 1
P-Wing
You will be rewarded for getting through alive my recieving a P-Wing.
Fortress
Route to BOOM BOOM
Enter with a Super Leaf or Tanooki suit. After you go in the door travel to the far left. Fly up above the second candle to a pipe that leads to BOOM BOOM.
7-6
Screen Wrap
This unique level has you use the screen wrap and special blocks which change direction when you jump.
7-7
Nothing
Nothing to see here.
7-8
Hammer Suit
When you get to the second Ptooie go down the first pipe to discover a huge Question Block containing a Hammer Suit.
Coins
when you come to the first walking Ptooie jump to the right of the pipe to reveal a music box that will take you to the clouds.
7-9
Maze
You need to find the pipe that leads to the exit.
Pirhana Plant 2
Super Mushroom
Your prize for clearing this Pirhana is a Super Mushroom
Airship
Ludwig
Avoid being on the ground when Ludwig jumps.

World 8

Levels: 11
Nothing

Tank
Starman
After you beat the tank you will be rewarded with a Starman.
Battleship
Swim
You can jump down into what looks like lava and swim under the ship to the end.
The Hand Traps
You can avoid the three Hand Traps with speed and luck. Playing them isn’t hard though and may be worth the Super Leaf that waits at the end of each one.
Airship
Fast
The game makes you move quickly through this level.
8-1
Coins
Fly strait up at the beginning and hit the P-Switch to make coins appear below.
8-2
Make Trap
Let yourself sink down the first quicksand pit to get some coins and come out near the exit.
Fortress
Maze
This is a challanging maze level, skip it if you could.
Tank
Nothing
Nothin special in the second to last level.
Bowser’s Castle
Bowser Battle
To defeat Bowser stand on the bricks and wait for hit to jump at you. Move out of the way so he hits the bricks and makes a hole. After a few times he will far through to his doom.
The End
After Bowser is deafeated you are free to move on to the next room where the Princess will make a bad joke and the game will end. If you sit through the slideshow of the worlds and start a new game you will start with a lot of P-Wings!