Final Super Mario All-Stars shipment due March 13

Last batch of 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. Wii compilation will hit stores next month.

Nintendo fans who have been putting off picking up Super Mario All-Stars will get one last chance to grab the commemorative pack. Nintendo announced today that it is readying a final shipment of the currently almost-sold-out compilation, which was released last December to mark the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. The last batch will arrive in stores on March 13.

Mario is a quarter-century old and still kickin' it.

Retailing for $30, Super Mario All-Stars contains four classic Super Mario Bros. titles, as well as a commemorative art booklet and soundtrack CD. The four titles included in the bundle are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3. All four bundled titles feature "updated graphics" and "enhanced sound."

The soundtrack CD, dubbed Super Mario History, is a collection of music and sound effects from the mustachioed plumber's virtual history. Specifically, the disc features music ranging from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario Galaxy 2, which was released in May 2010. In addition, the soundtrack will contain the first official release of the "Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme," the memorable tune from the original Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario All-Stars also comes with an art book. The 32-page Super Mario History book contains interviews, concept art, behind-the-scenes details on the history of Mario, and "never before seen" design sketches.

Those interested in learning more about the 25th anniversary of Mario can head to Nintendo's commemorative website, Mario.25.Nintendo.com.

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burgo81
burgo81

does anyone and i mean anyone know that this collection was already released on the snes, and i know that it says 25th anniversary edition but put the disk in the wii and the difference is zero no extras, no nothing it is the same collection same title screen same games they just pulled off a hard drive put on a disk and wrapped it in a shinny new box with "25th anniversary collection"

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Maybe they'll release a sequel to this 25th anniversary edition including the missing games, then a third containing all the games that would supposedly wrap up a trilogy of such releases until they have more mario games to restart the process all over again. Now I know why Nintendo is the only one that makes profits !!!

2w-sephiroth
2w-sephiroth

If you ask me, they are so many more Mario games... why dint they add Mario 64, Mario world and sunshine? They could have added more pages and a better book and charge a higher price and boyaa. Now. That is a REAL collection of the Mario games.

deathwish026
deathwish026

lol i still use my gamecube with gameboy advance add on device. all the mario i need

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Still don't understand why they didn't include Super Mario World as well.

Sinister1811
Sinister1811

Don't know why anyone would buy a game that came out several years ago (on a retro console), with no added extras... Just saying. Seems like a rip off on Nintendo's behalf.

Rovelius
Rovelius

@protokyoto Emulators have benefits, like 1920x1080 resolution, advanced screen filter effects, save/load states and more. I don't even own a TV supporting these old consoles anymore. If you enjoy playing on crappy displays, blowing in cartridges for hours and hurting your hands on badly designed controllers, go ahead. I have nothing against that. However, making use of MY rights do not me make an "ignorant douchebag", I am not supporting piracy in any way and I couldn't care less about your opinion. Reported for clear insults of others.

Rovelius
Rovelius

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LqdSnk
LqdSnk

@armodillo17 Thanks for the follow-up, I really wanted to know. I thought the enhancements were Wii specific.

protokyoto
protokyoto

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killer690
killer690

Everyone makes a good point, except burgo81.... I for one woud buy it if I wasn't flat out broke XD since I don't own the original cartridge.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

@burgo81 Mario wasn't 25 years old when All Stars came out on SNES. (duh) And the Mario franchise isn't boring. Never has been, and never will be. A lot of fond memories were made thanks to the Mario Bros.

franzito
franzito

This compilation needs more games to make it better but, fot Nintendo, is not profitable...

burgo81
burgo81

i remember that this 25th anniversary collection came out when i had a snes. the only difference is that it comes in a shinny new box, so really who cares mario is a boring franchise with nintendo selling the same games month after month year after year and does not give loyal customers anything really new. there is only one game which they use any imagination zelda, and that game takes them over 5 years to complete. i rest my case

Jurassic85
Jurassic85

The main thing that bothers me about this is that they are calling it a 25th Anniversary collection, but it only contains games from the first few years of Mario's life.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

You know, for a 25th anniversary edition, you'd think that Nintendo would have added more content besides an old SNES game with a few manuals and a soundtrack. How about a collaboration of ALL Mario's games from the NES and SNES days on one disc?

Henninger
Henninger

I bought this already but im goin 2 buy another cuz in a couple of years the value of this game will skyrocket. If this is truely limited & i believe it is, then this will b a collector's item years down the line. & its only 30 bucks so its affordable now.

jimmyzeke13
jimmyzeke13

@Weltanschauung1 If you're interested, i have a copy of MPT that's like new.

Zero5000X
Zero5000X

When they say "enhanced graphics" do they mean like the Super Nintendo version or that they increased the resolution to 480p so it doesn't look completely crappy on an HDTV like most virtual console games?

hunter8man
hunter8man

Thank goodness I saw X-Play review this before I bought it. It's basically Super Mario All-Stars with a couple of bonuses inside the box. I was expecting them to add in much more like Mario Kart, Dr. Mario, and Super Mario Sunshine.

-Shadowbinded-
-Shadowbinded-

@ItsEvolution Lol, smarter than Nintendo. Soon, it's not going to be very easy to find the collection on disk, so hardcore fans will pay a few extra bucks to have it eternally un-opened, or to show to their grandkids, lol

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

I bought it since I never owned a SNES (was a NES/Genesis kid) and never payed for this collection before. If I had I would feel pretty ripped off too. There's a simple reason why they never released the other games on this disc though...They're already available as DLC so I bet Nintendo would rather you buy them there. Capitalism in motion!

townsenda1
townsenda1

I'm with diegomode, I bought all of the titles on the VC already. If I hadn't I would definitely pick this up. We will see what nintendo does in the next five or ten years.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

That's ok, I'll wait for the 30th, 35th, or 50th edition to come out... Nintendo is very likely to try and milk it along the way for future consoles.

almossbb
almossbb

what im looking for is a nice zelda collection, maybe metroid too

almossbb
almossbb

i might get this, there is a small chance

diegomode
diegomode

If I hadn't already bought those games on VC, I would probably get this collection.

ItsEvolution
ItsEvolution

Going to buy every copy I can find. You can easily double your money via amazon or ebay.

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

@GlaciusXL Too right. They want us to feel like we're held hostage for these games by releasing them in limited quantities. Problem is, this is not a great collection. Had it included everything Mario up to the N64 era, then it would have made sense. I would have even paid $40 for that collection. Instead I'll stick with the virtual console and if I'm really hard up, emulators.

Fossil-
Fossil-

Uhh, does anyone else remember that you could get All-Stars for free when you bought an SNES? So Nintendo wants $30 for an 18 year old game, comprised entirely of even older games. Hilarious.

VERTIGO47
VERTIGO47

Been there, done that.......with the SNES version. @monson21502 I agree.

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

Man, if it was anything more than the game I got 18 years ago... I might have cared. A 25th Anniversary Mario Celebration game should have been WAY more than just All Stars. I'm not one to complain but that was really lame to do that. When All Stars came out, those were fresh remakes of the NES games using the new consoles power. And if you got All Stars + World, you had all the Mario games on one cartridge. So, why weren't these remakes with Wii quality sprites? Or at the very least why weren't the original NES versions included also? Why wasn't Mario 64 on there? Concept art, behind the scenes, interviews... you know, stuff we would care about. It's pretty lazy honestly and a bit of an insult I think.

monson21502
monson21502

just like the wii, this collection was a slap to the face to all old nintendo fans.. imo of course:P

driton
driton

I've passed through all Mario stages and played most of them :D. It's worth having a peace of history.

JasPlun
JasPlun

Had they included Super Mario World I would have gotton me one,but not without it:P

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

i was going to get it for my nieces for xmas, but instead i rummaged through my old box of toys i was gonna sell on ebay and found my SNES and a copy of this game. in the time it takes to play all the games to completion(3-4 hours) you have spent not even 5 percent of the 30 bucks you will spend on this game. so find an snes or do what @TheAt0m did and just download em on the virtual console!!!!

TheAt0m
TheAt0m

I bought this and sold it on ebay after realizing what a waste of money it was. Has anyone heard of the virtual console? Super Mario Bros. ($5), Super Mario Bros. 2 (sux), Super Mario Bros. 3 ($5), Lost Levels (really not that good). All anyone has to do is spend $10 on the wii's virtual console for some quality Mario gaming. I DID get $60 for it by selling it on ebay, so I guess it was worth a purchase in the end.

foxhound_fox
foxhound_fox

Honestly, these games aren't worth this money. Sure, it is a great collector's item that is going for crazy money on eBay... but the compilation itself should have more to it. Especially since it is the "25th anniversary celebration". It should have all the major Mario platformers since the beginning. SMB, SMB2, SMB3 (both 8 and 16 bit), SMW, SMW2YI, SM64 and SMS. Hell, for those games, I'd pay $60 for a complete collection all available on one disc.

Jon_Sly
Jon_Sly

I don't get why so many people are freakin complaining like they are 2 it was only $29.99 for crying out loud. 4 classic games from the good times, can't complain about that now can yah!

blackace
blackace

I already got my copy. I wish the other Zelda games from the past were on here as well. It's still a decent collection though.

calebcop
calebcop

Good thing I already have this one. It's a pretty good package, but it's best for collection purposes.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@zenverak But SM All Stars was released as a single cartridge on the SNES, so were it released on VC it would be 800 points like every other SNES game. 800 points is the equivalent of 5.50 (my keyboard doesn't have a pound sign). How does a little art book and game music justify 14.50? Fair enough for fanboys. Hell, I know that if Miyamoto dropped a log they would scoop it up and treasure it. But for those of us that just want the game, this package is a rip off.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Anyone notice when mario throws bowser into the bomb in mario 64 on the video they have replaced "So long ***(King) Boswer" with "Goodbye". I chuckled a bit.

AceCometh
AceCometh

Lies! Okay, maybe not this time. But it won't be enough to convince me to buy a Wii.