Lot # 25: 1990 NES: Super Mario Bros. 3 VGA 80+

Category: Video Games/VHS

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 25 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2022 Spring Premier Auction",
which ran from 5/27/2022 6:00 PM to
6/12/2022 5:00 PM

The most anticipated video game of all-time, Super Mario Bros. 3 debuted in the United States on February 12, 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System.  It was truly the “biggest, most exciting Mario Bros. adventure yet!”  The most labor-intensive NES game ever made, Shigeru Miyamoto oversaw Nintendo’s all-star ten-member design team, dubbed “R&D 4”.  The game is considered Miyamoto’s masterpiece, with incredible level designs, awesome power-ups, and unforgettable bosses.  Immortalized in Universal’s 1989 feature film, The Wizard, it remains the best selling standalone video game ever.

A favorite amongst collectors, Super Mario Bros. 3 has quickly ascended to the upper echelon of the hobby.  A copy of the game was sold on November 22, 2020 for a staggering price of $156,000 – a record at the time.  The record-setter was a top condition early 1990 US release. 

Presented is beautiful factory sealed near mint + copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 from 1990.  This NES high-grade example is gorgeous: Bright, clean, and crisp with a flawless image; the game displays immaculately.  A great opportunity to acquire an original copy of one of the most iconic video games ever made, and would be a tremendous addition to any world-class collection.

Encapsulated by VGA (80+), #71824696

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