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Super Mario All-Stars Wii Coming to North America

by Karlie Yeung - October 28, 2010, 7:37 am PDT
Total comments: 28 Source: (Press Release), http://mario25.nintendo.com/

The anniversary pack is finally announced for North America, coming this December.

The special anniversary edition Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition has finally been announced for the US and will be available on December 12 for $29.99. The contents are the same as the Japanese and European versions. 

The game contains the SNES release of Super Mario All-Stars playable on Wii, with Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3, with support the Wii Remote, Classic Controller/Pro, and GameCube controller. In addition, the special box set includes a soundtrack CD featuring songs spanning Mario's 25 years of games, and a 32-page Super Mario History booklet. 

The set will be sold for a limited time while stocks last.

Nintendo Celebrates 25 Years of Mario Fun

Oct. 28, 2010

Today, Nintendo of America revealed plans to give U.S. consumers a super-special way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros.™ game series. Starting Dec. 12, the Super Mario All-Stars™ Limited Edition will be available for purchase while supplies last. This collectible package features four classic Mario™ games playable on the Wii™ system, a soundtrack CD and an illustrated commemorative booklet. Sure to be a sought-after item among holiday gift-seekers, Super Mario All-Stars will be offered at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

The games included in the Super Mario All-Stars collection 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 from the Super NES™ Super Mario All-Stars collection, 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 from the Mario franchise. Containing classic theme songs and fun sound effects from the original Super Mario Bros. game all the way up to this year's acclaimed Super Mario Galaxy™ 2 game, this special disc also marks the first official release of the "Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme," widely recognized as one of the most famous pieces of video game music in history.

Rounding out the Super Mario All-Stars collection is a 32-page Super Mario History booklet featuring interviews, behind-the-scenes details and rare concept art. Fans from every generation can enjoy firsthand insights into the beginnings of Mario, illustrated with candid photos and never-before-seen design sketches. Together with the game software and soundtrack, it's the ultimate tribute to a unique game series.

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

Talkback

FZeroBoyoOctober 28, 2010

With a limited supply and those pieces of swag, it seems that this is this year's Metroid Prime Trilogy. Still a nice little buy though, especially at 30 bucks.  :D

broodwarsOctober 28, 2010

Even going by the theory that the Soundtrack CD is worth $15 (using the old logic we used to use to justify anime LE box prices), that set is still overpriced.  Still, I'll probably end up picking it up, since Nintendo seems reluctant to actually put All-Stars on the VC.  It's about time they announced the NA release, though.

I can't believe it's not even the version with Super Mario World included.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorOctober 28, 2010

Is $30 dollars really a nice price? I mean, it's more than buying the 4 games individually on VC costs.  Seems if there is a "bundle" there should be a discount.


But yeah, I guess collectors and people that really desire the different graphic look get some added value.  Not for me though.

No, but it comes with extra stuff -- if they sold the CD separately, it would probably be about half of the price of the bundle.  I really just want the history book.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorOctober 28, 2010

Ya know what would have been the perfect bundle/price for this?


$40


Everything that is currently there, PLUS the SNES style classic controller.


Now that would be killer.

mustbeburtOctober 28, 2010

...and as Jonny mentioned - Super Mario World as well.  That would have been great.


But while we're dreaming - we're only talking about a collection of ROMs, so why not have all of these in the collection:


Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Super Mario World 2 : Yoshi's Island


Now THAT would have been something to get excited about.

BlackNMild2k1October 28, 2010

if they had SMW2 on there, then I would seriously consider this since I've never played it and having them all on disc would be convenient should my Wii take another crap.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterOctober 28, 2010

I am very happy that this will be available for purchase. I really hated the idea of this being a Club Nintendo exclusive. Yeah, 30 bucks might be steep for what it really is, but I would pay that over registering a gajillion games just to get the coins XD .

Retro DeckadesOctober 28, 2010

Does it bother anyone else that SMW2 is basically not celebrated by Nintendo as part of Mario's 25 years? I'll grant them a free pass on other Mario titles, such as the smaller Game Boy games, the sports games, and the RPGs in the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series, but Yoshi's Island is a platformer and a landmark title. Not only does it have "Super Mario World 2" in the freakin' title, but it is essentially the Mario Bros. origin story.

No.  SMW2 is not a Mario game, it's a Yoshi game, and SMW2 was only the US name.  It was simply called Super Mario: Yoshi Island in Japan.  Also, Wario Land was called Super Mario Land 3, but it really wasn't.

EnnerOctober 28, 2010

Figured that was the case with Yoshi's Island. Oh well.


I heard that the soundtrack CD is a compilation of one iconic track from each Super Mario platformer (Super Mario Bros. 2 USA included). With the sound effects included, the run time of the CD is a little over 25 minutes.


$30 is too much for me, even with the extras. Still, this is a collectors edition so I guess it makes sense.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterOctober 28, 2010

Is anyone else getting this just for the Sound Track?

Retro DeckadesOctober 28, 2010

Quote from: MegaByte

No.  SMW2 is not a Mario game, it's a Yoshi game, and SMW2 was only the US name.  It was simply called Super Mario: Yoshi Island in Japan.  Also, Wario Land was called Super Mario Land 3, but it really wasn't.

I'd say it's more of a Mario game than Super Mario Bros. 2/Super Mario Bros. USA/Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic. The only difference is that you rarely directly control Mario, but the same could be said for Super Mario Bros. 2 if you opt to play the whole game as Toad.

Mop it upOctober 29, 2010

Quote from: Pale

Is $30 dollars really a nice price? I mean, it's more than buying the 4 games individually on VC costs.  Seems if there is a "bundle" there should be a discount.

Does anyone really want the VC version of Super Mario Brothers 2 (Japan)? Don't you have to beat the game eight times in a row to get to the special stages?

ShayminOctober 29, 2010

My only experience with this is the All-Stars version, but you only had to beat all eight worlds without warping to get to World 9 and then went to A-D after that.

Mop it upOctober 29, 2010

They changed it in Super Mario All-Stars, which is my point. In the original, you have to beat the game eight consecutive times to access the four special worlds, and since VC games are unchanged (with few small exceptions) then I'm pretty sure it's the same case with the VC game. And since the VC version has a save state and not a real save feature, you still have to beat the game eight times consecutively without getting a game over. So the All-Stars version is superior due to its decreased tedium.

NemoOctober 29, 2010

My general policy is to not rebuy games that I already own. So while this history book is probably cool (and possibly filled with stuff I already know?) and the CD is nice, it's still not enough for me to spend $30 on games I already own.

Is the CD orchestrated music or does it sound the same as in the game?

EnnerOctober 31, 2010

Quote from: Nemo

Is the CD orchestrated music or does it sound the same as in the game?

I think it's just a straight-from-game-audio collection. A bit of a shame since some other Nintendo CDs have some really cool remixes and rearrangements of music in their games.

Mop it upOctober 31, 2010

Quote from: Nemo

So while this history book is probably cool (and possibly filled with stuff I already know?)

I wonder if it's stuff we know. The press release says it has rare concept art and never-before-seen design sketches, which I wonder is true or if it's just hype. Though whatever it is will probably end up scanned and on the Internet on launch day, if the Japanese booklet isn't already.

TJ SpykeNovember 01, 2010

Quote from: Caterkiller

Is anyone else getting this just for the Sound Track?

After reading on another site that the sountrack is just 20 tracks and totals 26 minutes (with many of those tracks being no longer than 10 seconds), no. I am glad that the game was confirmed for North America and I will still get it, but I am disappointed by the soundtrack.

Quote from: Mop

They changed it in Super Mario All-Stars, which is my point. In the original, you have to beat the game eight consecutive times to access the four special worlds, and since VC games are unchanged (with few small exceptions) then I'm pretty sure it's the same case with the VC game. And since the VC version has a save state and not a real save feature, you still have to beat the game eight times consecutively without getting a game over. So the All-Stars version is superior due to its decreased tedium.

No, not getting a game over is not a requirement of the FDS game.  Also, the FDS game stored your stars on disk like a real save.

Quote from: Pale

Is $30 dollars really a nice price? I mean, it's more than buying the 4 games individually on VC costs.  Seems if there is a "bundle" there should be a discount.

But yeah, I guess collectors and people that really desire the different graphic look get some added value.  Not for me though.

Technically, this is a single Super NES ROM on the disc, which would cost $8 on Virtual Console. It comes down to whether you think the book and soundtrack are worth $20+. Not for me, but then I don't listen to game soundtracks and am not much of a collector.

Mop it upNovember 02, 2010

Is it fair to value Super Mario All-Stars as $8 when it isn't available on the Virtual Console and never will be? You can't pay $8 and have the game playable on Wii.

Quote from: MegaByte

No, not getting a game over is not a requirement of the FDS game.  Also, the FDS game stored your stars on disk like a real save.

Ah, I didn't realize it was a Famicom Disc System game. That makes a little more sense and is more feasible, but still tedious.

SilverQuilavaNovember 14, 2010

it really is a fair price. you pay 5$ for each game on the Virtual Console. 4 games = 20$. You get a soundtrack CD which has to be AT LEAST 5$. And a history booklet with commentary and concept art which is fair for 5$ as well. 20 + 5 + 5 = 30. sounds fair to me. i honestly expected it to be 50$ when I first heard about it. I mean, Super Mario All Stars for the SNES had to cost about that much when it came out, so $30? sure, sounds good to me.

KDR_11kNovember 14, 2010

Quote from: OneTwenty

Does it bother anyone else that SMW2 is basically not celebrated by Nintendo as part of Mario's 25 years? I'll grant them a free pass on other Mario titles, such as the smaller Game Boy games, the sports games, and the RPGs in the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series, but Yoshi's Island is a platformer and a landmark title. Not only does it have "Super Mario World 2" in the freakin' title, but it is essentially the Mario Bros. origin story.

It wasn't as successful or good as the other Mario games and doesn't really feel like a Mario game either. I love Yoshi but Yoshi's Island was disappointing.

It doesn't feel like a Mario game because it's not a Mario game. Also, it's amazing, and about a thousand times better than Super Mario World.

TJ SpykeNovember 14, 2010

You can't even get these versions on the VC, you can only get the NES versions (which are inferior in terms of graphics and audio).

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