Super Mario Bros. 3: Brick by Brick
by Bob Chipman
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More than a strategy guide, bigger than a retrospective, a whole new look at one of the greatest video games of all time. Film critic and game journalist Bob Chipman (creator of Escape to The Movies, The Big Picture and The Game OverThinker) attempts the most in-depth analysis ever of his all-time favorite game, "Super Mario Bros. 3." The 205 page book chronicles his own most-recent journey through every step of the game (missteps and all) while analyzing every element of this enduring NES classic from level design to visuals to music to its unforgettable characters for their artistic, cultural, and even historical significance. He also details the history of the Super Mario franchise itself, his own experiences growing up gaming, and many of the life-changing events that surrounded and shaped this most recent quest to save The Mushroom Kingdom.
- An in-depth, step-by-step record of the author's play-through of every level, boss-battle, minigame, Toad House, and Airship of "Super Mario Bros. 3." No cheats, no shortcuts, no stone left unturned.
- Critical analysis and historical/pop-culture perspective on every character, enemy, sprite, background, item, and power-up in the game; along with its level-design, gameplay, music, and aesthetic sensibilities.
- A history of the Super Mario franchise, and of the author's own history growing up alongside the legendary series.
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