• Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Now Available

                Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Packs 25 Years of Super Mario History

                Collection Includes Classic Games, Music CD and History Booklet

                REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Few video game characters can claim to be going strong after a quarter century. But Nintendo’s Mario™ isn’t your average character. For two and a half decades he has delighted millions of fans all over the world. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros.™ game on the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has released the Super Mario All-Stars™ Limited Edition package, a collection featuring four classic Mario games playable on the Wii™ system, a soundtrack CD and an illustrated commemorative booklet. Super Mario All-Stars will be offered while supplies last at a suggested retail price of $29.99.



                “Whether you’ve been a Mario fan for 25 years or are just now discovering his games, this limited-edition collection is packed with hours of fun,” said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America’s director of Public Relations. “These classic games, along with the soundtrack CD and Super Mario History booklet filled with rare concept art, make this a must-have collection for every video game fan.”

                The games included in the Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition are Super Mario Bros.™, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. Each game features the enhanced graphics and updated sound of the original Super NES™Super Mario All-Stars game, and all four can be played on the Wii system using one of several controllers: the Wii Remote™ controller, Classic Controller™, Classic Controller Pro™ or the Nintendo GameCube™ controller.

                Also included is a Super Mario History soundtrack CD, a compilation of memorable music and classic sound effects from Mario games. It contains tracks from the original Super Mario Bros. game all the way up to this year’s Super Mario Galaxy™ 2 game. It’s also the first CD release of the “Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme” in North America, widely recognized as one of the most famous pieces of video game music in history.

                Mario fans will also be thrilled to find a 32-page Super Mario History booklet filled with interviews, candid photos and rare concept art and design sketches.

                For more information about Super Mario All-Stars and the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., visit http://mario25.nintendo.com.

                Source: Press Release
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                Comments 15 Comments
                1. Viper's Avatar
                  Viper -
                  This is a "limited" edition as it's missing Super Mario World in my opinion.

                  The booklet with art, photos, concepts and designs is a welcome aspect. As is the use of GC, CC and CCPro.

                  $30 is a decent price for those that don't have the titles on some format but I really wish it had SMW as well.
                1. Pro A.'s Avatar
                  Pro A. -
                  Yeah, I'm a sucker. I bought it. I just wish they added more games. Mario World and Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (which still doesn't have a VC release) should have been thrown into the mix. Still, for thirty bucks you're getting plenty of value for your dollar, but it could have gone a lot deeper.
                1. Unspoken's Avatar
                  Unspoken -
                  I bought it, too. I love having All-Stars on the Wii anytime, since I have so many fond memories growing up playing it. Unfortunately, I also think they could have done more with the collection. As cool as a book and soundtrack is, I much rather would have had Super Mario World added in.
                1. Mecha Richter's Avatar
                  Mecha Richter -
                  $30 for what is literally a VC game. They could easily have added more games or updated graphics or something.
                1. Sleet's Avatar
                  Sleet -
                  Well, it's several VC games really. Considering the extras, you're probably paying full VC price for them.
                1. Pro A.'s Avatar
                  Pro A. -
                  Thereabouts. But, yeah, Mario World 1 and 2 would have been great additions to the collection, especially since they're arguably the second and third-best games in the series overall, respectively.
                1. JasonXe's Avatar
                  JasonXe -
                  could of saved your money and get it on the pc.
                1. Viper's Avatar
                  Viper -
                  Quote Originally Posted by JasonXe View Post
                  could of saved your money and get it on the pc.
                  Maybe he didn't feel like stealing it?
                1. OmniStalgic's Avatar
                  OmniStalgic -
                  I got something like this for Free on SNES, $30 is a bit too much, especially since I only want Mario 3. It came free in the mail maybe after my Mom starting a subscription with a magazine or something I dunno But it was called Mario All Stars and came with Mario 1, 2, and 3 plus a bonus battle mode. I loved that game!!

                  Super Mario world and Mario 3 are my favorites still...
                1. Viper's Avatar
                  Viper -
                  Quote Originally Posted by OmniStalgic View Post
                  I got something like this for Free on SNES, $30 is a bit too much, especially since I only want Mario 3. It came free in the mail maybe after my Mom starting a subscription with a magazine or something I dunno But it was called Mario All Stars and came with Mario 1, 2, and 3 plus a bonus battle mode. I loved that game!!

                  Super Mario world and Mario 3 are my favorites still...
                  Super Mario All Stars had Mario 1, Lost Levels, 2, 3 and SMW. This is largely the same but without SMW yet includes art and stuff. If you got it free from Nintendo Power, you were lucky. It was a full retail game.
                1. OmniStalgic's Avatar
                  OmniStalgic -
                  Quote Originally Posted by Viper View Post
                  Super Mario All Stars had Mario 1, Lost Levels, 2, 3 and SMW. This is largely the same but without SMW yet includes art and stuff. If you got it free from Nintendo Power, you were lucky. It was a full retail game.
                  I must've won something I dunno? But it was incredible! I was asking myself, how did I get this for free? I thought my Mom was just tricking me and she secretly bought it, but I remember ripping the brown UPS box open with the game in it and reading the congratulations.

                  You don't get fan service like that anymore I tell ya, best gift I've ever received free from any company period. My cousin and I played the game that entire year.
                1. Pro A.'s Avatar
                  Pro A. -
                  I recall the same thing back in the day. I don't remember how since I was 7, but I remember being thrilled.
                1. Chris's Avatar
                  Chris -
                  Quote Originally Posted by Viper View Post
                  Super Mario All Stars had Mario 1, Lost Levels, 2, 3 and SMW. This is largely the same but without SMW yet includes art and stuff. If you got it free from Nintendo Power, you were lucky. It was a full retail game.
                  Super Mario All-Stars never had World on it. Only a version that was bundled with the SNES has SMW on it.
                1. Viper's Avatar
                  Viper -
                  Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
                  Super Mario All-Stars never had World on it. Only a version that was bundled with the SNES has SMW on it.
                  I believe it was re-released a year later at retail and included Super Mario World.
                1. Chris's Avatar
                  Chris -
                  Quote Originally Posted by Viper View Post
                  I believe it was re-released a year later at retail and included Super Mario World.
                  Really? Interesting. Of course having it on the Wii version, which obviously makes more sense than packaging it on the systems for which it's already available, will not happen. It's just silly.