Every version of this famous computer gaming series are evaluated.  Mario 3 is ranked as one of most popular early versions.

Every Mario Game Playable With Nintendo Switch Online, Ranked (screenrant.com)

With the arrival of Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D All-Stars, here’s every NES and SNES Mario game available via Nintendo Switch Online, ranked.  The reason Super Mario Bros. 3 is ranked highest of the Super Mario Bros. titles is because it’s the most charming of the three. The game itself is actually just a play being preformed by Mario and all of his friend, starting with a curtain being raised and ending with a curtain being dropped. Many of the background objects appear bolted down and cast a shadow. Mario can even sneak backstage behind the props.