N-Mark Spade Panel

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N-Mark Spade Panel
SMB3 N-Mark Spade Panel.pngSMB3 SMAS N-Mark Spade Panel.pngSMA4 N-Mark Spade Panel.png

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 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. When the next 80,000 points are earned, the player can resume the game until completed. For each card pair successfully matched, the player gets that prize for their inventory, for a total of nine prizes per game.


All Combos[edit]

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

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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


  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.