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SMB3: The Rainbow Realms

Hack of Super Mario Bros. 3

Description:

Featuring a fresh set of vivid, newly themed worlds, The Rainbow Realms is a complete 8 world hack, with level design aimed to emulate the style and creativity of the original SMB3. The difficulty curve is aimed at the average to good player of SMB3, though there are some challenging levels and a couple of difficult puzzles in the last few worlds.

Good luck, and enjoy the exploration of this colourful collection of levels!

UPDATED 7th April ‘18:

VERSION 1.1

  • fixed pipe to nowhere bug found in World 3

VERSION 1.2

  • fixed occasional lag that can occur in 7-5
  • repositioned blocks in 7-8
  • minor cosmetic changes in two places

VERSION 1.3

  • fixed pipe bug at the end of a world 5 level

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: A03E7E526E79DF222E048AE22214BCA2BC49C449
  • ROM SHA-1: A611B90B4833B20A364BF06EE3BE3B9093EA4DF9
  • ROM CRC32 A0B0B742
  • ROM SHA-1 A611B90B4833B20A364BF06EE3BE3B9093EA4DF9

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
bluecrushHacking

User Review Information

This is what a SMB3 hack should look like!

Reviewed By: werewolfslayr925 on 03 Apr 2019

I played through this some time ago, but I remember it well and fondly. The main draw of this hack is that it seeks to imitate the original Super Mario Bros. 3 in two important ways: difficulty curve and themed worlds.

The difficulty curve is fair, challenging, and fun. There are no cheap jumps or kaizo nonsense here; when I died, I deserved it and learned from it.

Even more importantly, bluecrush made it a point to center on a theme for each world. Even if certain stages only matched that theme via their color scheme, that little bit went a long way to differentiate each world from the others. I think SMB3 hackers should take note of this and employ this element more often. It gives the game as a whole a fresh coat of paint that matches the level editing under the hood.

Overall, an excellent hack that uses obvious and important design choices to exemplify what Mario hacking can and should be.

Version 1.3 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
This is what a SMB3 hack should look like!werewolfslayr92503 Apr 20191.3Yes
Colorful in Many WaysMother Kojiro01 Mar 20191.3Yes
SOLID and FUNbeinor28 Jul 20181.3Yes
Casual Mario Review.antiheroforhire11 Apr 20181.3Yes
Pretty good!Jimmy John Joe31 Mar 20181.0Yes