It's hard to believe it's been 35 years since the original Super Mario Bros game was released in Japan on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985. To mark the epic 35th anniversary, Nintendo is releasing a handful of new Super Mario video games, including Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., all of which are now available to pre-order on Amazon. One of the perks of pre-ordering these games on Amazon is that you're eligible for Pre-order Price Guarantee. This means you'll pay the lowest price offered by Amazon UK between the time you place your order up to and including the end of the day of the release date. Nintendo is releasing a handful of new Mario video games, including Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.
To mark the epic 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo has announced a handful of exciting Super Mario video games, including Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Released on September 18, the new Nintendo Switch video game includes optimised versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy, making it a great nostalgic gift for Mario fans this Christmas. It also includes the soundtracks for the three games. The remastered collection of Mario games is currently Amazon's bestselling Nintendo Switch video game and is the third bestselling title for 2020. Released in limited supply, Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available through March 31, 2021.
Over the span of 35 years, Nintendo's mainline Mario games have split into two distinct categories: 2D and 3D. The historical 3D games are getting some love today, as Nintendo just announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a Switch collection of three of Mario's most notable adventures. The package includes Super Mario 64 (the first 3D Mario game, originally released for the Nintendo 64), Super Mario Sunshine (for the Gamecube) and Super Mario Galaxy (for the Wii). Nintendo says all these games have higher resolutions than the originals, but we don't know yet exactly what the upgrade process was -- none of these games were released in HD. Naturally, Nintendo has also tweaked the controls to optimize them for the Switch, as well.
TL;DR: As of Sept. 9, several Mario games for the Nintendo Switch are on sale for up to $34 off at Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart. ICYMI, Nintendo announced last week that it's remastering not one, not two, but three classic Mario games in celebration of the original Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary. Available for a limited time starting Sept. 18, the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection will bring 1996's Super Mario 64, 2002's Super Mario Sunshine, and 2007's Super Mario Galaxy to the Switch console for the first time ever. SEE ALSO: 'Super Mario 3D All-Stars' is now available to pre-order If you have yet to play some of Mario's more recent titles, you're in luck: Ahead of the release of 3D All-Stars, Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart are all running deals on some of the pint-sized plumber's greatest Switch hits. Aside from Paper Mario: Origami King, which came out in mid-July, their sales feature all of the popular Mario games from recent years (including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) at discounts of $10 to $33.64.
Thanks to Disney the "Disney Vault" may no longer be a thing, but Nintendo is more than happy to pick up the baton with its own limited releases. As of this Thursday, April 1, both Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 will be delisted from all digital shops, as well as the former no longer restocked at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart, so grab your copies before they disappear into the Minus World. Both titles were released as part of the 35th anniversary of the first Super Mario Bros. game, released September 13, 1985. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a Switch compilation of three of Mario's 3D platform adventures: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. Sadly, it did not include Super Mario Galaxy 2, but Sunshine was still nice to see, since it hadn't been re-released on any system since the GameCube.