The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3
Directed By
James Rolfe
Release Date
April 28, 2008
Games Reviewed
Super Mario Bros. 3
Length Time
Previous Episode
Double Vision Part 2
Next Episode
NES Accessories

The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3 was the 46th episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd (series).


The Nerd states that he's going to review a good game, Super Mario Bros. 3. He states that the hype for it started before it was released. Some people heard of it in a movie called The Wizard. He then summarys what the movie was about. He then talks that the viewers mainly focus on the games in the movie. He ends the summary by talking that while the movie was decent, it was still a bit not good.

He shifts the attention towards the game, Super Mario Bros. 3. He talks of the main gameplay, his favorite level, and also how awesome it is. He then talks about the new upgrades and also why there is so much P in the game. He then talks on how the game looks like Hell and worships the devil. He ends the review by talking how good it is till the cart attack the Nerd. Then Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC4 comes in and attacks the cart which releases the Devil. The Nerd becomes the Super NES Nerd comes in and assists Christ into defeating the Devil. They win and Christ asks what those things are. The Nerd states he'll talk about it in the next episode.

Claimed Religious Subliminal Messages in the Game

  • One level features blocks that form an "H", which the Nerd believes to stand for "hell".
  • The "P" on the "P" Wing, "P" Bar, and "P" Switch, stand for what the Nerd believes to be "possession" or "pentagram".
  • Level panels 1-5 on World 3's map appear to form a pentagram, and the pentagram appears on Lemmy's ball.
  • The Koopalings are believed to be based on the seven deadly sins.
  • The introduction of the game in The Wizard is basically the "Gates of Hell" opening.
  • The number 6 is yelled three times during the competition in The Wizard -- forming 666, the number of the beast.
  • One part of the game has memory cards (which the Nerd believes to be "tarot cards") that contain the letter N (i.e. Necronomicon according to the Nerd).
  • There are 8 worlds; in the 8th world there are 5 spaces you can step on where hands drag you down; there are 12 tanks you have to jump over; and it takes 12 jumps before Bowser falls through a hole in the ground (H=8, E=5, L=12 [HELL]).
  • The soundtrack is almost satanic when played backwards.
  • The Nerd points out that everything in the game has eyes ("The Devil watches through the whole game. The clouds have eyes, the hills have eyes [literally]").
  • The skulls form a heart in World 8 which represents "a heart around hell".
  • When the player crouches (kneels before satan) on the white block they fall through after 6 seconds. The P bar has 6 arrows and the 6th door leads to the goal in World 3-Fortress-1. That's 666!
  • The cannon on World 5's arship and pipes in one level look like inverted crosses.
  • The Nerd states that the game is so good it's a sin


  • This episode is the first time the Nerd wears NES Accessories for combat purposes

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