The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: The Complete Series  - Review

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: The Complete Series
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Imagine five hours of the brothers where you don't have to move a finger. There are hardly any of us who haven't played the Mario games, but there are fewer of us who can remember the TV show that was spawned from the popularity of the game. Here we have a three volume set of NBC's Saturday morning lineup in the fall of 1990 which includes extras such as artwork, the back story of the beginning of the adventures and the original music.

So, once again you are in the Mushroom Kingdom, with King Koopa and his Koopa Clan of Koopa Kids ready to invade -- or more correctly, reinvade our peaceable kingdom. With their super Ninja Koopers they kidnap Princess Toadstool and take her to Darkland. The Mario Brothers are still the energetic, sewer traveling, villain bashing that we can count on to save the day. They do. But there are other adventures and other tales of the brothers on these disks.

It is unusual that Saturday morning shows come from games most often it is the other way around. Here, it is interesting to see how the characters move like the game characters, including game hazards and boss battles. As a player of the games, it was instructive to see how NBC worked the game into the shows, but my fingers till itched for the interactivity of the game.


Fun Factor: Historically it was interesting, but I still preferred the game.
Female Factor: Princess Toadstool is no shrinking violet.

Reviewed by: Editor - 08/07

  • The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: The Complete Series
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  • Platform(s): DVD
  • To Order: DVD http://www.amazon.com/ $24.99