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Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition Coming to U.S.

Posted by Zach Kaplan

Cue the fireworks

It came to Japan. It came to Europe. Now, Nintendo has announced that the Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition will be heading to the United States on December 12th for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which debuted in the United States along with the limited launch of the NES on October 18, 1985, Nintendo is releasing the Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition, featuring a history booklet, soundtrack CD and, of course, Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, a re-release of that original Super Nintendo collection on Wii.

You can check out Nintendo's anniversary page for some scant details on pre-ordering, and read the full press release below.

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 recognised 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

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Objection said:

Oh dammit, I just sent this in and right after I see you guys put this up, lol.

I for one will be getting the collection and might even grab a second copy to sell when its rare like what happened with Metroid Prime Trilogy.



Rapadash6 said:

Awesome! NOA really sat on this one for a while though, but now we finally have reason to celebrate Mario's 25th in the states too! _



TingLz said:

What? Does this mean fanboys can finally shut up and be happy?

Probably not



irken004 said:

I won't be getting it. I already have most of the games that are on the disc. Still, it's a nice piece of collectible history.



RocketBird said:

That's pretty sweet. This was certainly expected but it is nice to get the official notification. Very glad that I hadn't yet purchased all these games on the VC...and you can't beat my favorite game in the nes era series, Super Mario Bros. 2, w/ enhanced super nes graphics, that rocks!



Stuffgamer1 said:

@lz: Well, about this, maybe. In general? No way!

@AlphaNerd: Me, neither. That happens sometimes on announcement day, though. It'll probably show up in the next day or two.



Mr_G said:

considering i just found all stars for the snes at a yard sale the other day for 50 cents i will skip this. lol



dings said:

I already have all the games from the VC and I didn't really care how SMAS played, but I'll still buy it. Damn you Nintendo!!!



ukiby3000 said:

Well, I already ordered the Japanese version so... I guess I'll pass haha But it's nice to see that they are releasing this out of Japan, really. At first, I thought they were going to hog this beauty all to themselves giggles That's why I rushed and pre-ordered the Japanese one, even before the European release XD



NintendoWorld1 said:

Yes!! I'm Happy for America, Yeah OK I live in the UK but I am still happy for your guys, not much else to say......

Get your pre-orders in Soon guys though it will sell like hot cakes........



Robo-goose said:

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Welcome to NintendoLife! Please enjoy your stay and make yourself at home; refreshments are in the forums, and are free for all NL users to enjoy!



Bass_X0 said:

I still have the original cartridge but I will still buy this. I never play my SNES anymore.



V8_Ninja said:

That's nice to hear. IMO, the extra stuff is worth the price alone, but also getting a repackaged SMAS collection for the Wii? Not bad, Nintendo, not bad at all...



Bass_X0 said:

Too bad I have all of the VC versions.

Doesn't matter. Its still worth getting this too. The NES games may be classics and they still are but Super Mario All*Stars offers the fullest experience of those games. The graphics really make your familar games something extra special.



JebbyDeringer said:

Ok I can eat my shoe now since I said we probably wouldn't ever see All Stars Again. I might consider buying it just as a nice collectible. I wish they had included more though like the NES version, maybe some behind the scenes info, perhaps some unique Wii features or graphics. Still $30 isn't bad but I don't doubt it will be hard to find once it starts to sell.



EdEN said:

Hello 70 coins for only $29.99! December will be a happy month. Even if you have all the games in their original cartridges (as I do) or in the VC (as I do as well) this is worth $30 just for the packaging, soundtrack and 32 page booklet.



HipsterDashie said:

And thus it was proved, that Europe does not get special treatment, and all of the fanboys were silent (well, most of them).



cheapogamer4life said:

@EDEN: for real?
Didn't plan on getting this until next Christmas, but netting a cool 70 coins for 30 bucks from CN is soooo worth it.

Lol, I must be in the minority as I don't have any of them on VC(or cart) :/ .



theblackdragon said:

@cheapo: iirc, you get ten coins for Intend to Buy, fifty for registering the game (for Wii, anyway -- DS games are thirty), and another ten for the follow-up survey. :3



mjc0961 said:

"The games included in the Super Mario All-Stars collection are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Doki Doki Panic, and Super Mario Bros. 3."

Fixed it for you, Nintendo.



jayo said:

Hey, I told ya all it'd come! I'll be reserving my copy asap!

@lz2010 - At least they can rest easier knowing we're finally getting more of what used to be Japan-only stuff! NOA is definitely paying more tribute to this event than they did for Mario's 20th Anniversary!



Tasuki said:

WOOOOT!!! I have been waiting for soooo long for this game to be released either in Disc form or VC. Looks like I can delete the SMB, SMB2, and SMB3 VC games from my Wii. I always perfered the remakes over the originals.

I got GoldenEye coming out next month, World of Warcraft Cataclysm and The SMB Collection coming out in December, NBA Jam and Castlevania LoS last month. Its good to see that the gaming draught is over.



Tasuki said:

Hmmmm I just tried to preorder this on Amazon and all I am getting is the Super Mario Allstars SNES game. I guess they dont have it up yet. Anyone else having this problem?



NintyMan said:

Rejoice! This just earned a high spot on my Christmas List! And since it's only $29.99, that only makes it easier to have. Yes!



Link79 said:

I still don't see the logic in excluding Super Mario world from this collection.
Surely It would fit on the disc. I guess they want you to buy it on VC. Oh well at least the soundtrack will be worth having.



cheapogamer4life said:

Idk.... Maybe for Mario's 30th, 40th, but for sure by his 50th birthday Ninty will include that one.

I still can get over how great of a deal this is. 4(awesome) games, a(amazing) soundtrack and a(colorful) collectors book for the price of a DS game!
Good Job Nintendo.... good job



Iggy said:

Sweet im happy that its coming out around xmas so ill get it for sure.



koops330 said:

Been waiting for this annocment ever since I heard it was being released



MakeMyBiscuit said:


Thank you NOA!

Add me to that pre-order list...just as soon as I can find a place to actually pre-order it.


Correction, I just pre-ordered it on!



Porky said:

Awesome!! I'm getting three copies haha ;D. Question: Can the Cd with the soundtracks play on my wii?



jayo said:

@Link79 - I believe the SMAS with Super Mario World was not released in Japan, maybe that's why it's not in this one...

Still, I think they should've included it! Crap knows, that disc has room for Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine!



PSICOffee said:

That's cool and all and I like the packaging and glad it is confirmed here. However I'll wait for the CD to be dumped online, and the artbook to be made into a PDF thank you very much. I have literally bought ever single game in this collection AT LEAST FOUR separate times, a couple times on NES, the GBA and GBC ones, VC releases, and of course the original SMAS on SNES. Not even the SMAS+SMW would entice me, even though it should be one here. $30 is fine for people who have never played or owned these games before, so even though its tempting I'll pass. Besides, the SMAS version of Lost Levels and SMB3 are made to be easier than their NES counterparts.



sillygostly said:

I have no doubt in my mind that Nintendo will be requesting $50 for this when it arrives in Australia. There's no way in hell I'm paying that much for a friggin' SNES port. $30 sounds fair, though I doubt they'd be generous enough to leave the RRP at that, knowing damn well that there are plenty of idiotic Australian Wii owners out there willing to pay $80-$100 for a game without giving it a second thought.

None of the other consoles would be able to get away with this sort of treatment of a beloved franchise. I'm disappointed that Nintendo are being showered with praise for such an abominably lazy release. They should have at least had the decency to port over a few additional games to the disc, including SMW, SM64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

With that said, I still want this... Grrrrr... .



Nekogao said:

For those interested (guess you wouldn't be reading this if you weren't), the soundtrack listing on the Japan version is:
01. Super Mario Bros.
02. Super Mario USA
03. Super Mario Bros. 3
04. Super Mario World
05. Super Mario 64
06. Super Mario Sunshine
07. New Super Mario Bros.
08. Super Mario Galaxy
09. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
10. Super Mario Galaxy 2
11. Coin
12. Mario Jump
13. Power-up
14. 1UP
15. Mario Shrink/ Entering a pipe
16. Time up fanfare
17. Player down
18. Game over
19. Course clear fanfare
20. World clear fanfare

The latter are literally 5-second sound effects. Each game has the soundtrack to only one level so Super Mario Bros. has only the classic opening level theme but no underground theme, underwater theme or castle theme. I was expecting something a little more comprehensive, to be honest.



Bass_X0 said:

No thanks, I've had enough Mario to last me a lifetime.

As a magazine once said - 'when you're tired of Mario, you're tired of life.' Quite rightly so.

Still, I think they should've included it!

Its on the VC. Nintendo would still want new owners to download the VC game after this. If it was on this disc too, it would have raised the price despite many current Wii owners already owning it on VC!



TingLz said:

I like the All-stars version of SMB, Lost Levels and SMB2. Regardless of the VC versions, these are BETTER!



Michi said:

This is fantastic! The collectors box and booklets and things look really nice, the soundtrack is cool (even if it isn't massive or anything) and the I've been waiting to play this game again. I always loved the All-Stars version of these, so I really can't wait. $30 is so reasonable, too! Thanks Nintendo!



hylianhalcyon said:

What a lazy compilation, the CD especially looks like a rip. I'm not sure if I'll be getting this.



TheLonelyGamer said:

YES!! I wasn't expecting it to come to America. Great price too, but to be honest, I'm getting it for the special stuff, I already own All-Stars on my SNES.



NintendoWorld1 said:

Shame in some ways the CD soundtrack is a bit short of 'Mario music' but I'm still pleased it's coming, the booklet and the game make it so much worth it, I can't wait (that's an understatement). I just hope Nintendo don't do any thing to the controls I really liked the controls of playing it on the SNES so much so that I can't get on with the controls of NES versions. I'm also interested in what kind of reviews it will get, it use to get 98% - 99% back in the day! I still have an old 'Total' magazine (it was a Nintendo magazine) and they scored it 99%.....



suburban_sensei said:

Well, I know how I am spending Dec. 12. =] I knew it was coming, it's too big a deal, not to release everywhere.



JaredJ said:

I still own the original cart plus the originals on VC but I'm still considering getting this.

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