Commercials from the Past: Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)

In a feature that is based on the very principle of nostalgia, it makes too much sense to feature a game which may hold the title for “most nostalgic game of all-time.” Despite the already enormous fan base, Nintendo pulled out all the stops in order to make sure that Mario 3 received the attention it deserved.

The huge marketing campaign featured ambitious commercials such as the one below, as well as gameplay revealing through the theatrically released film, The Wizard. That campaign, combined with a several-year wait after the ROM chip shortage of the late 80′s, made Super Mario Bros. 3 one of the most exciting releases of all-time.

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