Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Super Mario Bros. 3 Happened Before Super Mario Bros. 2
There’s a reason that Mario’s sprite in SMB2 looks better than his sprite in SMB3.
Japanese players beating Super Mario Bros. 3 would have been greeted with a first: Princess Peach looking more how she’d looked in official Nintendo artwork. Sorta. She is finally wearing a pink dress, after having sported a red and white number in both Super Mario Bros. and the Japanese sequel, but her sprite has brown hair, even though she’s always been depicted in art as a blonde.