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How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:54 pm
by Wkay
Somebody's been telling me that it is lately and they didn't tell me how... So I'm curious now. How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the devil? Any signs or symbol references or anything?

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 11:10 pm
by SilverDeoxys563
>you're taking these forums seriously

If anything SMB3 is the antichrist here because everyone except me abuses its style...

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:48 am
by ShadowStarX
Just watch AVGN's Super Mario Bros. 3 video.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:56 am
by sleepy
SMB3 is the most overused style ever, that's why

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 9:31 am
by RudeGuy
I thought it was god, since everyone loves its style.
"SMB3 is devil" is just a joke you've heard somewhere, probably in this forum, don't take it seriously

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 12:24 pm
by Zonnepoes
Its probably just all pure coincedence. Get over it

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 3:20 pm
by suckhacker
It is not the devil. AVGN's cart just got possessed by him. big difference

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 10:36 pm
by Wkay
sleepy wrote:SMB3 is the most overused style ever, that's why
True... true...

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 5:13 am
by Mable
Thats bc smb3 features illuminatic symbols and more. Thats why the actual release doesn't have them bc of the kids and religion.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:44 pm
by Aulphexia
Let's just say because it's relatively easy to die in that game. Many times have I either fallen down pits due to shite racoon flying, got a couple of hammers in my eyes, slipped off ledges, had paragoombas land on top of me, get eaten by massive fish, drown by rising waters, shells lobbed at me, bob-ombs exploding in my face, bloopers stalking me like they have a crush on me or something, sandstorms blow me away, piranha plants pop out of literally nowhere, Wendy's rings bouncing around, spike balls popping up, fail at the roulette wheels, get crushed by a tank, zapped by statues...damn I wish I could say the list isn't much longer than this.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:01 am
by Metamorphizer
Aulphexia wrote:Let's just say because it's relatively easy to die in that game. Many times have I either fallen down pits due to shite racoon flying, got a couple of hammers in my eyes, slipped off ledges, had paragoombas land on top of me, get eaten by massive fish, drown by rising waters, shells lobbed at me, bob-ombs exploding in my face, bloopers stalking me like they have a crush on me or something, sandstorms blow me away, piranha plants pop out of literally nowhere, Wendy's rings bouncing around, spike balls popping up, fail at the roulette wheels, get crushed by a tank, zapped by statues...damn I wish I could say the list isn't much longer than this.
SMB3 is probably the hardest of the classic Mario games. It it isn't a very difficult game, sure, but it can be rather frustrating in the late game, especially Ice World and Dark World. I can certainly appreciate a Mario game that does become legitimately tough as you progress, but the implementation feels rather erratic. This and the slightly unrefined controls make SMW my favorite 2D Mario, which is much more balanced (if not a bit too easy) and boasts phenomenal controls. I do, however, like the number of gimmicky powerups and mini-games in SMB3.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 2:17 pm
by Aulphexia
Cascade wrote:
Aulphexia wrote:Let's just say because it's relatively easy to die in that game. Many times have I either fallen down pits due to shite racoon flying, got a couple of hammers in my eyes, slipped off ledges, had paragoombas land on top of me, get eaten by massive fish, drown by rising waters, shells lobbed at me, bob-ombs exploding in my face, bloopers stalking me like they have a crush on me or something, sandstorms blow me away, piranha plants pop out of literally nowhere, Wendy's rings bouncing around, spike balls popping up, fail at the roulette wheels, get crushed by a tank, zapped by statues...damn I wish I could say the list isn't much longer than this.
SMB3 is probably the hardest of the classic Mario games. It it isn't a very difficult game, sure, but it can be rather frustrating in the late game, especially Ice World and Dark World. I can certainly appreciate a Mario game that does become legitimately tough as you progress, but the implementation feels rather erratic. This and the slightly unrefined controls make SMW my favorite 2D Mario, which is much more balanced (if not a bit too easy) and boasts phenomenal controls. I do, however, like the number of gimmicky powerups and mini-games in SMB3.
To be honest, think the only Mario game harder than SMB3 would be SMB Lost Levels, but still, it's still one of those challenging games that I would take days on, only been able to get as far as World 4, but World 3 was an extremely bloody difficult world for me to walk through. To think how many game over messages I got on my travels... :-/

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:08 pm
by MrPunchia
Shepard wrote:Somebody's been telling me that it is lately and they didn't tell me how... So I'm curious now. How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the devil? Any signs or symbol references or anything?
Because of a bunch of dumb coincidences revolving around Satan and Christianity.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:58 pm
by Metamorphizer
Aulphexia wrote:To be honest, think the only Mario game harder than SMB3 would be SMB Lost Levels, but still, it's still one of those challenging games that I would take days on, only been able to get as far as World 4, but World 3 was an extremely bloody difficult world for me to walk through. To think how many game over messages I got on my travels... :-/
I forgot about that one. At the time of writing, I only considered the games that were actually released outside Japan.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:24 pm
by Mivixion
Apparently there are Satanic symbols in Dark Land if you put it all together or something. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:44 am
by Thundaga_T2
Aulphexia wrote: To be honest, think the only Mario game harder than SMB3 would be SMB Lost Levels, but still, it's still one of those challenging games that I would take days on, only been able to get as far as World 4, but World 3 was an extremely bloody difficult world for me to walk through. To think how many game over messages I got on my travels... :-/
I think SMB1 is harder than SMB3, there are a few items that can break SMB3's difficulty, SMB1 doesnt really have any other than possibly the Fire Flower. All you have is your wits.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:01 pm
by Mable
Thundaga_T2 wrote:
Aulphexia wrote: To be honest, think the only Mario game harder than SMB3 would be SMB Lost Levels, but still, it's still one of those challenging games that I would take days on, only been able to get as far as World 4, but World 3 was an extremely bloody difficult world for me to walk through. To think how many game over messages I got on my travels... :-/
I think SMB1 is harder than SMB3, there are a few items that can break SMB3's difficulty, SMB1 doesnt really have any other than possibly the Fire Flower. All you have is your wits.
Back then mario was challenging. Now it's just the same over and over again.

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:04 pm
by Wkay
I just remembered those hands that drag you down... O.o

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 3:50 pm
by Aulphexia
Mivixion wrote:Apparently there are Satanic symbols in Dark Land if you put it all together or something. Correct me if I'm wrong.
You're not wrong. There are eight worlds, in the eighth world there are five spaces where a hand can grab you and pull you down to the firey pits of hell, you have to get past twelve tanks to get to the boss, and it takes on average twelve jumps to get Bowser falling down the chasm.
H = 8, E = 5 and L = 12 if you think about the code (A = 1, B = 2 etc)
So, 8,5,12,12 makes Hell.

Shows how Satanic that world is, but there are other symbols outside of the dark world that show how demonic it is, like pipes shaped like inverted crosses, P-Switches (P for possession) and blocks forming the letter H (for Hell). :twisted:

Re: How is Super Mario Bros. 3 the Devil?

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 5:30 pm
by Pseudo
I think you might be looking a little too deep into this.