Well, years later I was now an NES owner, but by then the SNES has already been stablished and father bought it because he was a cheap bastard and didn't knew the difference between gaming consoles. It was all good, I enjoyed having all the SMB games plus some more and didn't had to waste money on tokens anymore. Of course my cousins in any other visit would bring their SNES and mock me and how SMB looked like in its 8 Bit glory, but I shrugged it off and silently told them off in my mind after they went back to their little home in the middle of nowhere, Texas.
Of course I enjoyed SMW but I still owned the NES and was content with the first Mario games on it. After I moved on and finally got a job as a High School kid, I bought the Sega Genesis and enjoyed Sonic games on it, but then later on I got an SNES and brought home not only SMW but also Super Mario All Stars which had the first SMB games in 16 Bit and the "lost levels" which I learned it was the Japanese version of SMB2.
Funny thing is, I ALREADY played that game as well, back in Mexico in an arcade building annd it was the 8 Bit original, whose Japanese title I never could had known it was the sequel to the original. Ah, well yes, it was tough as nails and getting the Poison Mushroom thinking it was a Power Up felt very cruel.
But as it is, the classic SMB NES trilogy is what keeps me coming back to the series, I also had played the classic Mario Bros. which comes as a minigame in SMB3 and in all GBA versions of these classics.
I'll leave you with a clip from all three games as I played them briefly, sayonara.