Super Mario Brothers 3 Tileset v. 1.5

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5 May 2003 at 06:00 (Minor update on 5 May 2003)

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mario3 readme.txt 3.17 kB 10 May 2003
mario3ctf1.j2l Mario CTF 1 5.15 kB 05 May 2003
mario3ctf2.j2l Mario CTF 2 5.24 kB 05 May 2003
Mario 3 Day.j2t Mario 3 Day 64.42 kB 10 May 2003
Mario 3 Night.j2t Mario 3 Night 64.39 kB 10 May 2003


Another project I\‘ve been working on lately that I have finally finished. This is a 970 tile \‘conversion\’ of the game Super Mario Brothers 3 for good \‘ol Nintendo. I literally beat the game at least three times to make this, and I hope it is the most complete Mario tileset. Moreover I hope someone uses it.

There are 2 version included, a day and night. There are also two CTF levels that I threw together quite quickly, the only differences in them is the tileset itself and a little eyecandy. Feel free to use them (meaning tilesets and/or levels) but I would appreciate some credit.

Lastly, remember to rate the tilesets and not the levels, especially because the levels stink. Thank you, goodnight.

– Spaztic[GpW] of j2lc

Changes: May 10, 2003

– Added the following: – Koopa image, princess image, 2 statues, shroomie, door, wand

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Quick Reviews Average: 9.3

RecommendedPT32 rated 8.5

This tileset is the best!

RecommendedMilloCz rated 10.0

Nothing else to say. I just love it and i’m still creating huge SP levels with it.

User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 8.5

Review by American

Posted more than 19 years ago
I might as well work here (708 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings577 Featured reviews5 Average helpfulness85%

First of all, I would like to congratulate Spaztic on being the 10 million, seven hundred sixty second thousand, eight hundred third person to create a conversion of the classic Super Mario Brothers 3 game. I am sure this will not soon be forgotten. And, while your princess may be in another castle, this is probably a superior version compared to even the best Marionic offerings out there, even though it has been some time since I last played a level featuring Hellraiser’s current Mario Brothers 3 standard set. Even though I have not exactly played every single little part of Super Mario Brothers 3, I have a general idea of it. And I know that this is missing Giant World or whatever, which is pretty much the only thing that it is missing. Still, this is one of the best Mario sets out there.

THEME: Well, uh, let us see…Mario is the theme. Wow. There is not much more to say here. It is the Mario games in a tileset. The theme is Mario, and the entire set is Mario. Specifically, if I was to classify this beyond “Mario,” it would probably be as a platformer-based 8-bit tileset. Graphics quality is not great, but that is no fault of Spaztic.
Pros: One minute into testing: It’s Mario!
Cons: Ten minutes into testing: Oh. It’s Mario.
Rating: N/A.

GRAPHICS: The graphics are, to put it nicely, not the focus of this tileset. Then again, they do not necessarily need to be. This is, pure and simple, a base conversion. I will evaluate for my final score the quality of graphics compared to the original, but for this, I unfortunately have to make due with what it offers compared to other tilesets. And that is not much. While everything looks passable, it is all really low-color and bad. Just like the original game is. Oh well.
Pros: Good for a Mario conversion.
Cons: Bad for nearly everything else.
Rating: 6.7

INVENTORY: This is a conversion. As a conversion, it lacks most of the things that Jazz 2 needs but Mario does not have. This includes, but is not limited to, hooks, sucker tubes, and the like. I suppose you could use those flower tubes for sucker tubes, but for the rest of everything else, you are pretty much stuck. There is not much added by the conversion – little more than the author’s name.
Pros: Everything that was in Mario that is relevant is here. And Spaztic’s name, here, for you freaky Spaztic cult people.
Cons: If something was not in the original Mario, you are out of luck.
Rating: 7.0

ORIGINALITY: To be honest, there is really very little that is all that original about the tileset. It is a Mario set and by nature, turns out looking a bit ugh. At least it covers many areas that the other various Mario tilesets do not. That is the main thing that saves it from a low score here.
Pros: N/A
Cons: N/A
Rating: 7.5

COMPETITION: Hellraiser’s Mario tileset was also pretty good, although not as good as this.
Rating: 8.5

EASE OF USE: This is really, really, really, really easy to use. After all, it is a Mario tileset. How can you get any more simple? There are a few small inconsistincies, and many of the things are difficult to use without looking tacky, but mostly everything is both easy to use and nicely done. This tileset is quite easy to use, and often is very hard to make look bad. As such, it is great for teaching new people how to use JCS.
Pros: Really easy to use.
Cons: Does nothing to make the tileset any easy to use than it already is, not that this is a huge downfall, since only people without opposable thumbs will have problems using this tileset.
Rating: 8.5

MASKING: Generally good. There were a few small things that I noticed, but not enough to detract from the score all that much. Jaggies are not a major problem, although a minority of the tiles do suffer from small little holes in the mask that could theoretically cause a few insignificant problems. It was difficult to get stuck during testing.
Pros: Few, if any, errors.
Cons: None to mention.
Rating: 8.2

OVERALL (not an average): Overall, this tileset’s scores do average out to something significantly lower than my final rating. Why did this happen? Because this is a conversion. Unfortunately, little was done to improve the conversion beyond baseline importing of the tiles and the addition, of course, of a graphic featuring the author’s name. It would have been nice to see such things as poles, hooks, and the like, but this is good enough. I am sure that anyone who is even half a Mario fan will be all over this one. It is a tough choice between this tileset and Hellraiser’s, but so far, without extended road testing, it does appear like this one is in the lead. Well done, Spaztic face.
Pros: Very good.
Cons: Adds no new tiles, which could be a major problem down the road.
Rating: 8.2

Bugs: A
Eyecandy: A
Background Eyecandy: A
Foreground Eyecandy: A -
Masking: A
Tile Variaty: A
Tiles Included: A -
Added Tiles: B+
Quality: A -
Conversion Strength: A

Pros: Very good.
Cons: Poor graphics quality. Not that that is Spaztic face’s fault.


- Trafton

EDIT: My mistake. Hooks and everything are in there.[This review has been edited by Trafton AT]

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Review by AtomicFeline

Posted more than 19 years ago
Frog (15 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings15 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness57%

The most complete super mario bros 3 tileset ever. Pretty much any tile you can think of is in there. Every one of the 8 worlds are covered and all the exciting and non-exciting animations and non-animations are there at your fingertips (or mousetips). And the masking is perfect. There are only two thing really wrong with it and that is:

1) There is no animations or still shots of any of the bosses. Granted, big icons of people aren’t generally accepted as the norm in most levels, but bosses tend to be liked in levels or packs that have themes to them. Any diehard SMB fan WANTS those figures. Also, the famous “wand” is missing.

2) There is simply no bacon in this tileset. I can’t figure out for the life of me why anyone would leave such an important thing out.

Good job! I, in all my mercy and consideration, give you a low 9!

EDIT: Ok, some great stuff has been added to the tileset, but a few problems are still there. The biggest part, which is not your fault, is that the colors for some of the objects could have been better retained. The next not so big problem is that the flowers have no masking so it can’t hurt you by just being there with an event over it. In conjunction with these two problems, along with the fact that I tend to overrate peoples stuff, I change my score to a 9.5.[This review has been edited by AtomicFeline]

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Review by byggemester

Posted more than 19 years ago
Frog (15 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings15 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness20%

(Poor Review)

Derby: Rating nullification. If you are to review anything on this site, make sure you do so fairly. Do not do this again.[This review has been edited by Derby]

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Review by Lark

Posted more than 19 years ago
Auto-Reviewing Zombie (493 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings373 Featured reviews10 Average helpfulness76%

(Poor Review)

Newspaz: Rating nullification.
[This review has been edited by Newspaz]

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Review by Black Ninja

Posted more than 19 years ago
Bee Boy Swarm (34 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings34 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness66%

after all those poor reviews, I feel scared to review this :P
man i hate j2o smileys. turn them off.

now, as a side note, the review.
The first thing i thought when i saw this was ‘ugh, another poor Mario tileset’. So, i instantly clicked ‘download’. But i was very wrong. this tileset is not bad at all. It is a very, very good conversion of the classic game. However, i would suggest that, in order to improve graphics and the tileset in general, the author should have used the Super Nintendo version of this game. however, the graphics aren’t Spaztic’s fault at all; it’s an OLD game. The tileset includes all i want to make a perfect foo race. And i’ve already started making a foo race with it. expect that out soon. But i’m not here to talk about foo races. since i’ve talked about how good it is, it’s time to talk about Spaztic’s flaws. There aren’t any, although i still want some Koopas (not just Bowser).
All in all, this tileset is very good, and is definitely worth a download. Get it. Get it now.
[This review has been edited by Black Ninja]

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Review by Fanden

Posted more than 19 years ago
Frog (10 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings10 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness0

The mario tilsets is most of the time hard to use. but this one is actually so easy to use that the levels using it are almost guaranteed too sucsses.
The few things that really irritated me is that all the “flowers” and that kinds of stuff cant hurt u! so when u make a mario tilset, please mask the flowers and fire things etc.

But the flowers have almost no effect on the ratings . its just that I dont like the mario tilestes as much as the others. Whort to download? Yes, Yes, Yes!!

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Review by Tik

Posted more than 19 years ago
Bee Boy Swarm (42 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings17 Featured reviews5 Average helpfulness93%

You can make any event hurt by placing a “Bees” event over it (Or maybe it’s “Bee”…it’s one of those). I was torn between making the flower monster things scenery or enemies…

I will add Bowser/Other of those bosses stupid heads in a future version, plus the magical wand thing.

There are event tiles in here, despite what Trafton said. There are tiles for hooks, vines, poles, blah blah. There are also vine things that work as ‘ladders’. A lot of tiles WERE modified to meet Jazz2’s standards.

And that’s all I have to say.

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Review by DanYjel

Posted more than 19 years ago
Jazz Jackrabbit (215 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings215 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness44%

Nice tileset.
I say nice tileset, but not very nice or briliant.
I like remakes.
I saw 1 remake!!!
This is only conversion with a few years old graphic!
These tilesets have one big advantage. These are easy to use. Make good level is question of few hours.
If you are beginner, this is tileset for you. One from little amount tilesets, which has nice graphic and it is easy for use. Good work![This review has been edited by Danyjel]

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Review by snzspeed

Posted more than 19 years ago
Carrot Juice Addict (327 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings269 Featured reviews7 Average helpfulness66%

Good conversion…
this conversion deserves a 9.5!

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Review by chandie

Posted more than 19 years ago
Turtle Goon (97 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings97 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness43%

A good tileset. What can I say?…

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Review by NOKA

Posted more than 19 years ago
Frog (22 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings22 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness45%

Well..I like conversions, and I know that sometimes is hard to do one especially when you have to do a screenshot during a game to get a single tile – you have to be brave for this kind of work.

I can see that you included all the tiles from the Classsic Mario game, I can also see that everything is located logically in your set and for that I will give you a rating 9,0

Bit now I will also say that this conversion is big and great for Mario fans, but it doesn’t fit to jj2!!!
You give to us a tileset with old graphics where are BIG pixels which looks VERY UGLY during a game!!!

This tileset is boring, doesn’t have good colors and it looks ugly during the game (because of BIG pixels and NOT interesting graphics) for this I am giving 5.4

Assuming all this I’m giving you a 7.2
Sorry for this rating but it is not because I don;t like your work -Ithink you did really great job on it – but it isn’t possible to have a good tileset from stuff like that.


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