Super Mario Bros. 3 is one of the most revered games of the Nintendo Entertainment System era, but it's not infallible. There are any number of ways to screw things up, resulting in an unwinnable situation. Sometimes, however, the fault lies with the game itself and not you. Consider this example of the hammer brother who must desperately want to escape the lingering threat that is the N-spade card game, but, alas, cannot. Here we have a situation in which the N-spade icon overlaps with the wandering hammer brother on the World 5 map screen, resulting in the two icons roaming the map together in perfect harmony, unable to escape one another or give the player a chance to sort things out. The only cure? The inevitable Reset button.
I don't know why this amuses me so much, but it does. That poor hammer brother will never know the joy of flipping cards over in pairs in order to win valuable items.