N-Mark Spade Panel

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N-Mark Spade Panel
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First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)

N-Mark Spade Panels[1], also known as Matching Game Panels[2], Card Matching Games[3], Matching Game spaces[4], or N-Spades[5], are Spade Panels in Super Mario Bros. 3 that appear on the world map for every 80,000 points gained, and they allow Mario or Luigi to play a card game where they must flip cards to match pairs of images with only two mistakes allowed before exiting the game. For each card pair successfully matched, the player gets that prize for their inventory, for a total of nine prizes per game. The cards do not reset until the game has been completed, regardless of the amount of points earned.


All Combos[edit]

The game randomly selects one of eight predefined configurations. Here are the possible combinations. The fourth, fifth, and sixth cards from the left on the bottom row will always be a Super Mushroom, a Fire Flower, and a Starman, respectively.

The answers to the Match Game in SMB3.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Nマークスペードパネル[6]
N Māku Supēdo Paneru
N-Mark Spade Panel
Italian Mini-memory[7] -


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 22.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 10.
  3. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Player's Guide, page 110.
  4. ^ The Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Player's Guide, page 11.
  5. ^ Hodgson, David S J. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 23.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 43