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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Set For 27th February Release on the European 3DS eShop

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Nintendo Network promotion codes presumably on the way...

In the last Nintendo Direct of 2013 Nintendo of Europe confirmed that Super Mario Bros. Deluxe would be part of a Nintendo Network Promotion, where anyone with a Nintendo Network ID registered on a 3DS receives the Game Boy Color game for free. The codes for that promotion are due between now and 28th February.

Despite the title being a free giveaway for millions of gamers in the region it'll also arrive as a standard download on the 3DS eShop. It already has a game page on the store, listing it for a release on 27th February, priced at £4.49 / €4.99; it'll also arrive in Australia on 28th February for AU$6.50.

At the moment there are no equivalent details for North America, while the promotion for a free copy was only in Europe. If you want some early impressions of this eShop version, be sure to check out our preview of the Japanese release.

Thanks to Scary_Old_Lady for the tip.

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User Comments (99)



Marakuto said:

Played this for 10 minutes today and I'll be able to complete it tomorrow when I have the time (Got up to world 5.)



MysticX said:

I received and "cashed" my code today, i still have my GBC "Super Mario bros deluxe"-cart, but a freebie is always nice!



Einherjar said:

I also recieved my code this morning and already redeemed it
I loved this game as a child back in the day, but playing it again, i have no idea how i could live with that zoomed in screen



sinalefa said:

Where is the North American Super Mario Bros 3?!

Huh, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe you say? Sorry, wrong Mario!



LavaTwilight said:

I still hold the original as the best! It may not have the best graphics, the music is iconic but not as pleasing to the ears as the later reiterations and it's certainly not as engrossing as the others but there's something about it that just makes it so needed! I can't wait for this version, and incidentally if Nintendo would like to do a 3D-remake (similar to the Sega 3D remakes) then I'd put more money for that version too



Josaku said:

Got it. Played it. Loved it! Completed it! This game is just awesome ^^



KevTastic84 said:

Downloaded today. Instant throwback to buying my gameboy color in '99. Taking it into science class and playing it in class (Hid it behind the big power point towers on our desks. Pokemon Blue, SMBD and All Star Baseball were regular school fillers.



GamerZack87 said:

"it'll also arrive in Australia on 28th January for AU$6.50"
@ThomasBW84 That should read 28th February.

I woke up this morning and found my code in my email inbox. I'm downloading the game as we speak! Let the nostalgia juices flow through my mind as I play this classic!



Lord said:

Got my code today. Gave it 10mins that will probably be I'll ever play.



PVTAngrybird said:

Must be nice for Europe and Japan to get free games. I don't get why us Anericans don't get free games yet Nintendos main market is in America. We buy most of their games and consoles yet we don't get good rewards for it.



sleepinglion said:

I don't know what US customers did to upset Japan... but they seem to hate us. We're still waiting for SMB 3.



Barbiegurl777 said:

I'd like to know when North America get's this game... Both the UK & Japan are getting this game. When does North America get the game!? Really don't feel like tracking down the old GBC cartridge for this game online. Would like to play this as I've never played the original when it was first released back then on the GBC.

Happy Gaming! (^_^)



losingtheplot said:

"here is your code for SMB DX from nintendo europe" i didn't think nintendo of australia's PR division was THAT small! still it's a great game for free, no complaints about that. sorry america this is payback for not getting SMT4



Xaltheron said:

Still waiting to receive mine. Considering how many people already seem to have theirs, hopefully it shouldn't take too long.



Mk_II said:

Got my code in this morning's email. I fondly remember playing this on my girlfriends old Gameboy.. those were the days.




Got my code via email! Wish multiplayer could be added into future Gameboy Virtual Console games.



SammytheSaiyan said:

Meanwhile, America is still waiting for Super Mario Bros. 3 to come out on both eShops. (sigh) When will you just come to your senses, Nintendo?



blodermoder said:

America is screwed over? Rune Factory 4 is still not coming to Europe. That's way better than a remake of a game 3DS owners got through the Ambassador program.



millarrp said:

I hope NoA follows their lead, or at least put it on the eStore sooner rather then later. This game has been on my wish list for a while.



XyVoX said:

Received my code today & downloaded the game, cant argue for free, and its a damm good game aswell.



Pj1 said:

I understand people saying that they would rather pay for this than download it for free, I was pleased to download it. All though I thought it was like the Super Mario All Stars version, but a free game from Nintendo is not to be sniffed at. Thanks Nintendo.



Henmii said:

I also received the code! I'll download the game in a couple of minutes!



Shambo said:

Man, my 3DS has a massive library of games on it, even though I never get download versions when there's retail versions. Except for Donkey Kong, which I got for free earlier by registering a couple of other games. Got my first 3DS day one, so I have every free game on it I could get.



XavandSo said:

I'm in the same boat. My 32GB card is filling up fast, especially when I download every demo available. 14GB used and counting.



Olaf-symbiote said:

Got my code and downloaded it. I really enjoy this version, as the extras make it a 100 times more entertaining experience!



maggerbee said:

I blame Nintendo as a whole, the whole VC for both systems is totally unacceptable. Wii was the only decent VC machine. I seriously don't understand why they don't want to make money. I want all my Wii VC games upgraded to my Wii U RIGHT NOW. The system has been out forever and we barely have anything, and no N64 or Gamecube. But oh yeah let's add Gameboy Advance to the mix! Who the heck is running this ship into the ground?



Rensch said:

The download code version should be available already. At least I got it. I'd say this is perhaps even better than the NES version also downloadable on VC. You can unlock The Lost Levels in this as well, but I believe they stripped some secret levels from that, so you might still be better off just buying that separately.



fluggy said:

Why not just release Mario All-Stars.??? £5 quid for Deluxe isn't appealing in the slightest!!!



ArcanineArco said:

@PVTAngrybird YOU guys got the Legend of Zelda Four Swords for FREE recently so I don't know what you are complaining about. Us Europeans were so annoyed at not getting that. The SMB deluxe is just Super Mario Bros with some new little things. Would much rather of had Four Swords with SMB Deluxe just being released for a price on eshop like it will be anyways. The game will come to North America anyways while we won't get Four Swords at all



tom_q said:

I didn't remember this game being so hard to play and I lofed it when i was younger. I will stick to the non zoomed in nes version I think.



Quirky said:

Got mine 10:00 UTC 14th feb. It's a lot more difficult than I remember it being!



Peach64 said:

I really don't get the delays between regions either. It's hugely frustrating. North American users are missing out on this and SMB3, while I've been waiting over a year now for Mario Golf on the GBC to appear in Europe.



Dezsi said:

I was at work yesterday when I got the e-mail with the download code. I became very excited! Free stuff excitement FTW!



DBMONK said:

Got my 2 codes this morning (have 2 3ds's and thus 2 nintendo id's) and im not sure weather to redeem one or just pass on the codes to someone that will get some use out of them... i REALLY hated this game for the weird zoomed in thing they did.... if anyone wants a code i will have at least one spare as i dont need both



Gnoll said:

My code arrived on Valentine's Day.
I love you too, Nintendo!!! <3



ChronoPower said:

"while the promotion for a free copy was only in Europe."
There go my hopes. I watched the direct but I missed this I guess.



unrandomsam said:

@ChronoPower It was if you set up a Nintendo Network id and accepted the terms and conditions before a certain date. (I made my one and only ever miiverse post to make sure it was done right).



Gnoll said:

Before January 31st, IIRC, you had to set it from a 3DS or, like me, link a WiiU one to your 3DS. So now I'm playing New Super Mario U ( got it for €19,90) and Super Mario Deluxe ( got it for nothing!) Maaaaaaaaaaaario is THE star!!!!



KnightRider666 said:

Still waiting for SMB3, but I'll take a free copy of SMBDX in the meantime should this actually come to NA...

@maggerbee: I totally agree with you and I'm utterly disgusted as well. We get 1 game a week if we're lucky. The Wii VC was okay, but not good enough in my opinion.



maggerbee said:

@KnightRider666 Not saying the Wii VC was good, just saying at least they came out with ALMOST every game I wanted to buy. The game I was most shocked to see was Bonanza Bros. on Genesis. It's one of my favorites of all time. And with the prices they are charging they really should be giving us the option to have some upgrades. You should be able to either play the game as it was originally or with some updates/graphic improvements.



khululy said:

Free game is free!
I have the code but I will play the NES one I've got with amabassdor for the better experience.
but for those who doesn't.. once again, FREE SUPER MARIO BROS.!!!
that should be enough.



unrandomsam said:

@khululy Still worth playing the boo racing levels as it is nothing like the original. (Or the lost levels if you don't have another copy of that).



elstif said:

I already received the code and downloaded the game.

I never played this version before, it has save option and challenges that are a very nice addition to the original. But the screens goes funny a lot of times both horizontally and vertically (it can be very annoying), I guess it is due to the small screen of the original Gameboy where it was release. Sad they didn´t fix it. for this VC release. It was free for me so I shouldn´t complain much about it but it is still a problem that I wanted to mention.



May_Nyan said:

Finally got an email with the code today...
Actually there were two codes for some reason but I can only use one.



Schnedlick said:

It has the option to print so I assume that this was when the game boy printer was still around !!

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