15Super Mario Bros. 3

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Compared to some titles in this list, Super Mario Bros. 3 isn't a hard game by design. Its gameplay and physics are so smooth, it doesn't seem difficult, however this game was a huge departure from its predecessors in terms of sheer size. I’m still haunted by the idea of

beating eight maps in one sitting without being able to save. A schoolbus tip from my friend Anthony provided me with two flute locations and that was enough for me to beat the game eventually. In its context among Mario games we’d seen before, Super Mario Bros. 3 was a colossal epic, requiring significantly more dedication to complete fully. Personally, I find Super Mario Bros 2 (The Lost Levels) to be a much less arduous task, but we’ll get to that later…

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