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Super Mario Bros 3: A New Journey

Hack of Super Mario Bros. 3

Description:

With 8 newly themed worlds to explore, Super Mario Bros 3: A New Journey sticks with the original SMB3 format while using new graphics, custom over-world music and new levels to continue Mario and Luigi’s adventure beyond the original 8 worlds. Some tweaked sprites are also present. The difficulty is meant for semi-experienced players looking for new challenges.

If you enjoy the Super Mario Bros. 3 gameplay experience, give this one a try!

V 1.1 Fixes some minor bugs, level design and graphics issues.

Coming soon is V 1.2 with two separate patches: A patch for experienced players (the current version V1.1) and a patch with more player friendly level designs so everyone of all skill levels can play. Currently working to get this done for you all.

Hope you enjoy and good luck!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA) (Rev A) No Intro Version
  • File MD5 86D1982FEA7342C0AF9679DDF3869D8D
  • File SHA-1 6BD518E85EB46A4252AF07910F61036E84B020D1
  • File CRC32 0B742B33
  • ROM MD5 55B7111567C1709E849C574078699577
  • ROM SHA-1 BB894D104C796F69BA16587EB66C0275F5C2FC02
  • ROM CRC32 2E6301ED

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
AlanJacobsHackingAll custom graphics, music, sprites, overworld and level designs
Mari42HackingDesigned levels 4-3, 4-8 and 8-Submarine; Custom autoscrolling

User Review Information

Definitively for pros only.

Reviewed By: Lunaria on 09 Dec 2016

I consider myself a fairly avid mario player having beaten mostly all games in the series multiple times (lost levels being one of the exceptions I can’t stand) so I figured I’d give this hack at least a try. After an hour and a half I feel ready to drop it, and I’ll probably not pick it up again.

It was a couple of years since I played SMB3, but this hack was clearly not made for people at my skill level, it’s definitively hard. I’m not sure if I’d say the level layouts are bad, but there are quite a few obstacles that comes too fast, the boo in the first fort being one example. This generally leads to a lot of situations where it feels like the player is expected to already know the layout of a level in advance in order to deal with it.

Quite a few powerups are also placed in rather hard locations even as early as world 1. Getting the first item box in the first auto-scrolling level in world 1 is rather difficulty, and these type placements seem to be the norm.

The world 1 airship also came across as rather over the top with how many canons show up in prime position to hit you as soon as they ready to fire their first salvo. I managed to get through the level on my third or fourth attempt, but I’m not sure if that was down to my skill or just plain luck.

So really, in regards to the difficulty level of this hack I only recommend it for pros. That being said, I don’t really recommend this hack at all.

Aside from the level layouts I don’t feel the hack brings that much new to the table. Other SMB3 hacks, such as Communist Mario 3, showcases how far the SMB3 engine can be pushed when it comes to the graphics. (And this hack does not even come close). Each world is supposed to have new themes in this hack, but really, it all falls very flat in regards to graphics.

Furthermore, the levels themselves (which is what you’ll spend the most time of the hack playing) will not have any new music. The new OW music seems nice, but really, what was needed here to breath some more life into it was level music too. Especially if the author wanted to really sell the new themes.

So, as I found neither the difficulty to my liking, nor do I think it brings anything specially new to the table, I honestly can’t recommend this hack.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Some unfair dificultyjjhanzely14 Jan 20211.1No
Many Great IdeasMother Kojiro27 Feb 20191.1No
Definitively for pros only.Lunaria09 Dec 20161.0No
Absolutely awesome!DurfarC05 Dec 20161.0Yes