Miyamoto Confirms That Super Mario Bros. 3 Was A Play

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One of my favorite video game theories to emerge over the past few years is that Super Mario Bros. 3, with its hanging blocks and curtains, was actually just a stage performance. Turns out, according to Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, the theory is true.

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If you’re not familiar with the theory, or by some chance you haven’t seen this image, which has been floating around the web for years now, check this out:

Illustration for article titled Miyamoto Confirms That iSuper Mario Bros. 3/i Was A Play
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It was always a compelling theory, but it also always seemed more like over-analysis than something Miyamoto and crew had actually had in mind when they designed Super Mario Bros. 3.

But! Today on the Nintendo UK Twitter, Miyamoto addressed a handful of Mario myths, including the question, “Was Super Mario Bros. 3 all just a performance?” His response: YES.

Also, Miyamoto is apparently Bowser Jr.’s mother. Nightmare fuel!

You can reach the author of this post at jason@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @jasonschreier.

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hpixel
HauntedPixel

So, #2 was a dream and #3 was a stage performance. That first outing must’ve done a number on Mario’s head to make him keep having more fake adventures.