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Back up in this bitch: Super Mario All-Stars

Just in case you hadn’t heard the news and still need to grab a copy, Nintendo is bringing back its Super Mario All-Stars Wii anthology for a second and final shipment.

Coming back in stock on March 13, the collection once again Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, a soundtrack disc, and a “32-page Super Mario History booklet featuring interviews, concept art and interviews”.

As mentioned many times already, Super Mario World isn’t on there, so the Yoshi you see in the delicious bento arrangement above won’t actually appear in the collection. Neither will that tasty looking shrimp.

Preorder: Super Mario All-Stars ($29.99, March 13)

See also: More Super Mario All-Stars/Collection news

[Image via Totonmo]

French take on Japan’s nostalgic Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary commercial, switched up a bit to feature the NES and push copies of Super Mario All-Stars.

It’s not nearly as great as the original TV spot, but its the first/only Western version of the ad I’ve seen. Also, note the lack of "cassette fufu" in this version.

Buy: Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition

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Super Mario All-Stars trailer! Did you know that Nintendo internally called this Super Mario Extravaganza before it settled on the final title for this anthology of the first four Super Mario Bros. games? Super Mario Extravaganza is a much more exciting title, in my opinion.

The team behind the original SNES collection shared this fun fact and much more in the latest Iwata Asks!

Preorder: Super Mario All-Stars ($29.99, December 12)

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Super Mario All-Stars' limited edition box. It's pretty much the same as the Japanese packaging, except with the All-Stars logo and ESRB rating.
I expect all the stuff included, like the soundtrack and game cases, will feature the same artwork and photos revealed in the European/Australian edition. [Update: Looks like I was correct! IGN has more photos of those pieces.]
$29.99 on December 12 for this collection of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3., in case you forgot!


Preorder: Super Mario All-Stars, Special Edition Red Nintendo DSi XL bundle, Special Edition Red Wii bundle


See also: More Super Mario All-Stars/Collection news

Super Mario All-Stars' limited edition box. It's pretty much the same as the Japanese packaging, except with the All-Stars logo and ESRB rating.

I expect all the stuff included, like the soundtrack and game cases, will feature the same artwork and photos revealed in the European/Australian edition. [Update: Looks like I was correct! IGN has more photos of those pieces.]

$29.99 on December 12 for this collection of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3., in case you forgot!

Preorder: Super Mario All-Stars, Special Edition Red Nintendo DSi XL bundle, Special Edition Red Wii bundle

See also: More Super Mario All-Stars/Collection news

We still haven’t seen if the U.S. packaging for Super Mario All-Stars will match the Japanese edition’s gorgeous box, but if that doesn’t affect your plans to pick this up, you can preorder this collection of four classic Super Mario Bros. games at Amazon right now for $29.99 (free shipping).

Apparently this is a limited edition release — I wonder how many copies Nintendo of America plans to put out? Is it really “limited” if there are 4 million of these at stores?

Preorder: Special Edition Red Nintendo DSi XL bundle, Special Edition Red Wii bundle

See also: More Super Mario All-Stars/Collection news

[Via Shadowlink, Image via Satoumame]

Super Mario Bros. All-Stars hits the U.S. on December 12th for $29.99

Weeks after announcing the anthology for Japan and Europe, Nintendo finally revealed its plans to bring Super Mario All-Stars for Wii to the U.S. on December 12.

This $29.99 limited edition package includes Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3, each game revamped with the updated graphics and audio from the original Super Mario All-Stars for SNES.

It also offers a Super Mario History soundtrack CD with music from the 25-year-old franchise, and a 32-page Super Mario History booklet promising “interviews, behind-the scenes details, and rare concept art”.

See also: More Super Mario All-Stars/Collection news

Super Mario Collection box, unboxing posted by Odyssey. This package — which celebrates Super Mario Bros.' 25th anniversary by bundling graphically enhanced versions of SMB, SMB 2 U.S. & The Lost Levels, and SMB 3 with a CD of music from the series, a retrospective DVD, and a history booklet — released in Japan today. It comes out in Europe as Super Mario All-Stars on December 3rd.

Nintendo of America announced today that it’s releasing a limited edition red Wii (with Wii Remote Plus, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Wii Sports) for $199 on November 7th — without the hacked Super Mario Bros. edition (Japan-only) or Donkey Kong (Europe-only) pre-installed. On that same date, it will begin selling special edition red DSi XL bundles with Mario Kart DS (wut) for $179.

The company still hasn’t announced Super Mario All-Stars / Collection for the States, though it seems inevitable.

Import: Super Mario Collection Special Pack

Buy: New Super Mario Bros (Wii & DS)

See also: Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary wallpapers, commercial

[Via Odyssey]

So, you know that great Mario 25th anniversary ad, with the guy blowing on a Super Mario Bros. cartridge and then dropping it into his Famicom? Nintendo realized that commercial was too much fun, and set to work flattening it out with a second video on the 25th Anniversary website, which is nothing but a bunch of text about how you shouldn’t actually engage in “cassette fufu” (as Famicom no Neta calls it, and as I’ll call it forever and ever).

Did Nintendo realize that people were suddenly going to damage their old-ass Famicoms because the commercial showed an image of something everyone does anyway? On one hand, it kind of makes the commercial seem lamer — but on the other hand, Nintendo cares about our Famicoms! That’s neat.

Preorder import: Super Mario Collection Special Pack

Buy: New Super Mario Bros (Wii & DS)

Packaging for Super Mario Collection (Japanese re-release of Mario All-Stars), and a new King of Games shirt commemorating the plumber’s 25th anniversary.
Club Nintendo is giving away the limited edition shirt and several other themed items (tote bags, playing cards) in a drawing — all you need to do to enter is buy a Mario game for the DS or Wii in Japan.
This is all part of a new 25th Anniversary campaign Nintendo announced tonight along with the launch of a special Japanese website for the promotion. Definitely check out the videos; I’ll be sure to share the wayyy neat commercial here as soon as it shows up on Youtube.
There’s also an Iwata Asks-style interview between Mario’s father Shigeru Miyamoto and Mother's, um, mother Shigesato Itoi. It's a shame JC isn't around to help me translate some bits from the Q&A. Itoi is like the coolest Asian guy ever. I hope I'm half as awesome as him when I'm in my 60s — or 30s even.
Preorder import: Super Mario Collection Special Pack
Buy: New Super Mario Bros (Wii & DS)
See also: More The King of Games shirts

Packaging for Super Mario Collection (Japanese re-release of Mario All-Stars), and a new King of Games shirt commemorating the plumber’s 25th anniversary.

Club Nintendo is giving away the limited edition shirt and several other themed items (tote bags, playing cards) in a drawing — all you need to do to enter is buy a Mario game for the DS or Wii in Japan.

This is all part of a new 25th Anniversary campaign Nintendo announced tonight along with the launch of a special Japanese website for the promotion. Definitely check out the videos; I’ll be sure to share the wayyy neat commercial here as soon as it shows up on Youtube.

There’s also an Iwata Asks-style interview between Mario’s father Shigeru Miyamoto and Mother's, um, mother Shigesato Itoi. It's a shame JC isn't around to help me translate some bits from the Q&A. Itoi is like the coolest Asian guy ever. I hope I'm half as awesome as him when I'm in my 60s — or 30s even.

Preorder import: Super Mario Collection Special Pack

Buy: New Super Mario Bros (Wii & DS)

See also: More The King of Games shirts