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Super Mario Bros. 3

Author: Alyse Knorr; Gabe Durham
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Boss Fight Books, 2016. ©2016
Series: Boss Fight Books, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Upon its 1990 NES release, Super Mario Bros. 3 flew in on the P-wings of critical raves, intense popular demand, and the most sophisticated marketing campaign Nintendo of America had ever attempted. Shigeru Miyamoto's ultimate 8-bit platformer lived up to all the hype and elevated Mario from mascot to icon. But what exactly made this game the phenomenon it was? With the help of her friends and family, critics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alyse Knorr; Gabe Durham
ISBN: 9781940535135 1940535131
OCLC Number: 951476372
Notes: "Series editor: Gabe Durham."--title page verso.
Description: 167 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Press luck --
Leave luck to heaven --
Enter hero --
Masters of play --
Mario's melodies --
All the world's a stage --
Topophilia --
Mario the conqueror --
Ever onward.
Series Title: Boss Fight Books, 13.
Responsibility: Alyse Knorr.

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"Upon its 1990 NES release, Super Mario Bros. 3 flew in on the P-wings of critical raves, intense popular demand, and the most sophisticated marketing campaign Nintendo of America had ever attempted. Shigeru Miyamoto's ultimate 8-bit platformer lived up to all the hype and elevated Mario from mascot to icon. But what exactly made this game the phenomenon it was? With the help of her friends and family, critics inside and outside the realm of gaming, and former Nintendo of America employees, Alyse Knorr traverses the Mushroom World looking for answers. Along the way, Knorr unearths SMB3's connections to theater and Japanese folklore, investigates her own princess-rescuing impulses, and examines how the game's animal costumes, themed worlds, tight controls, goofy enemies, and memorable music cohere in a game that solidified Mario's conquest of the NES era."--Publisher's website.

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