Save Your Coins: All Those New Mario Games Are Going To Cost You
The newly announced Mario games Nintendo revealed during its recent Direct will set you back plenty of coins. In fact, they're worth nearly three extra lives!
Nintendo held an unannounced Nintendo Direct presentation today and revealed several upcoming Mario games, including Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Nintendo Switch, a new Mario-themed Game & Watch, and even the augmented reality game Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. These games certainly have us preparing our wallets, as the total cost to get every game and device announced during the presentation is quite high. In fact, it's just about equal to the cost of a Nintendo Switch itself. Luckily, you won't have to buy all of them at the exact same time.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already available for pre-order, and the limited-run game will cost $60 when it releases September 18. It includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy with some new features, higher resolution, and in the case of Sunshine, a new 16:9 aspect ratio. They are not full remakes, but should still be the definitive versions of each game.
The enhanced Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury isn't out until February 12, 2021, but it will also cost $60. The game will feature online cooperative play but its other enhancements remain a mystery for now. You can pre-order it below.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which turns your own home into an AR course for Mario to race across via Nintendo Switch controls, is available in the Mario or Luigi sets for $100 each on October 16. The game download itself is free, but any additional players will also need to have their own karts for an undetermined price. They could need to buy their own complete sets if the karts aren't sold on their own.
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars - $60
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury - $60
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - $100
- Game & Watch: Super Mario - $50
There are other free games releasing, including the limited-time Super Mario Bros. 35, as well as merchandise that we don't have pricing information on yet. There will be even more ways to spend money on Mario, including new plushies, mugs, shirts, and bags. As it stands, however, you will need to pay $270 in order to buy all of today's newly announced Mario games. Start collecting those coins, as that is almost the same price as a Nintendo Switch itself. Add on a $20 subscription to access Super Mario All-Stars on Nintendo Switch Online, and it's even higher.