The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

100/100251
Rating
TV-Y7
Where to watch
Paramount+
Release date
Sept. 8, 1990
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Children Suitability
100%
Non-Wokeness
100%
Rating Summary
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 is from an era when cartoons were safe and only had two agendas: entertain and sell products (in this case, video game cartridges). The 1990 animation isn't up to today's standards, and it hasn't been upscaled but is presented in its original standard definition. However, parents won't have to worry about non-binary skateboarders preaching to their kids about the joys of bottom surgery and hormone treatments. The stories are fun, the voice-acting is solid, and, thanks to the recent smash hit film, the characters are all popular with today's kids.

Super Mario, that timeless pixelated plumber, has a storied past stretching back through gaming history’s warp pipes. Born in the neon-lit arcades of the early ’80s, he first leaped onto the scene as Jumpman in the coin-op classic “Donkey Kong.” But it was the mushroom-powered odyssey of “Super Mario Bros” that truly catapulted him into the pixelated stratosphere. From the polygonal playgrounds of “Super Mario 64” to the cosmic ballet of “Super Mario Galaxy,” Mario has pirouetted his way into our hearts, forever etching…

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James Carrick

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