Super Mario Bros. 3 is a 1988 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Family Computer/Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third installment in the Super Mario Bros. series and was released to critical acclaim, selling over 17 million copies and becoming the third best selling NES game of all time.
Like most well known Mario games, SMB3 has a solid contest history. Super Mario Bros. 3 was in the Spring 2004 Contest, representing the top seed in the 8-bit division. After victories over Metal Gear, Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda, SMB3 lost to Chrono Trigger in the semi-finals.
It also participated in the Spring 2009 Contest, as well as the Fall 2015 Contest, making it very far into the former until it was put down by its sequel, Super Mario World. It reached Round 2 in the latter before falling to Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow.
It also won the title of Game of the Year 2010 on Board 8.