Unless you managed to somehow sleep through the entirety of last week (in which case, we're actually rather jealous), you'll no doubt know that Nintendo finally revealed the heavily rumoured Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
A tempting compilation of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy all combined into one (not you, Galaxy 2), the game launches on Switch next week as a limited-time release. To sweeten the deal, it even includes a music player featuring tracks from all three games.
Today, Nintendo reminds us that the music player will include more than 170 songs in total, which is a tantalising prospect indeed.
Naturally, we don't know all 170 songs set to included just yet, but the intial reveal did show off some of the tracks we'll be able to enjoy:
You don't need us to tell you that these three titles offer some of the greatest soundtracks in video game history, so let us know if you're looking forward to giving them a listen with a comment below. If you haven't already, make sure to also check out the very first unboxing of the game.
Whatever. It's not like they weren't available on YouTube before.
I've definitely got plenty to listen to between this and Smash Bros then, they all have some great tracks
@status-204 where you been bro? This kind of 'story' is Ryan-bot's bread and butter.
I know they’ve been released as physical OST’s before but I’d like it if they would rerelease them as mynintendo rewards.
Didn't we already know this from the trailer?
@darkswabber yes!!! Great idea for lost cost downloadables! I’d be so all over them if they existed.
I mean...great? Still easier to load these up on Youtube, whether I'm at home or on the go. I guess it's a nice feature but hardly an impressive one
Inside the Castle Walls is the one
It's already known, because they said it in the trailer, but it's a nice touch anyway.
Personally, though, I never use the sound select feature in any video games, because when I boot games up is for playing. I can't see myself wasting a gaming session by using the Switch as an mp3 player, but I salute the feature.
All well and good, but to be honest I NEVER listen for the soundtracks, its just space that could have been taken up by another game
Dire Dire Docks is potentially the best song from a Nintendo game of all time (only potentially rivaled by Gerudo Valley)
Smash has 850 yet I've listened to 0. Would have preferred to play Galaxy 2
Hasn't YouTube done this job for years? I'm not taking my Switch out and about just to listen to some OSTs.
I'm gonna have the Del Fino plaza music on 24/7
Dire Dire Docks has been my alarm clock sound for the last 3 years.
This version specifically:
So are we to assume that Toad's ears are under his hat? Or is it some sort or mushroom/head combo and he gets the music via osmosis? Intriguing
I'm curious to see what the game selection ui and options screen look like more than anything.
@sixrings Mario 3D World should have been in the collection, and not sold as a 60 bucks game.
At least i got Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive physical today new sealed for only 33 bucks on sale.
That would send me back to sleep lol
A feature I will never ever use. Would have been great to get a little behind the scenes book with it, like the original all-stars game.
@Samwise7 I think Nintendo has already said it wasn't a hat but their actual heads. Considering how stupid most toads are, I assume it is filled with very little braincells floating and occasionally bumping into each other and making a sound. This is where the music comes from.
It would be very admirable of them to finish the job, and say "but wait...we have listened; you can now enjoy them with Bluetooth support!" R.I.P. Troglodyte accusations
I guess there is not much to offer on this package so any 'little' thing is a highlight?
The more I think about it the more I realise the missed opportunity to celebrate Mario franchise.
I wonder, for instance, why Nintendo didn't offer a Mario 'sport all stars', with a Golf, Strikers and Tennis 'remaster' to cater for those that are into sport's games?
I use the soundtrack feature in games pretty much all the time when they're available. Listen to Smash's tracks through the Switch frequently and I can see myself doing the same with this.
I like flicking through the tunes and applying them onto Smash stages in Smash Bros. as well as just listening to them. I also have a Zelda disc from one of the special edition purchases in my car (bit old fashioned, I know). I appreciate we have youtube nowadays but I guess this kinda of thing is to be expected in an anniversary collection. Having them all in one place.
Physical of these (even digital download) would be nice. Better than not having them at all though.
Wow, why don’t they do actually releases of this Music on Cd, iTunes, or Spotify
This should be a standalone app on the Switch where soundtracks get added and collected with games you purchase.
Plus it would also be a good feature of the Nintendo Smartphone App. But well, why go down that road.
Is that the one that came with Skyward Sword? cause thats one of the best things Nintendo ever did in terms of soundtrack-CDs
Not gonna lie, the music player is usually a feature I abuse in games. It's certainly welcome!
There's gotta be a reason they haven't shown us the game selection menu yet, right? Galaxy 2 unlockable?
..... probably not, but a guy can dream.
@valcoholic Now that you have jogged my "Swiss cheese" memory, yes it was. For some reason I sometimes think it came with the TPHD WiiU game, but it was most likely Skyward Sword Wii, yes.
Good idea with regard to the App, by the way. Could even introduce alert tones and ringtones inactions using the app.
The downside is that it's also 170 chances for youtube copyright strikes. (not those people who upload the whole soundtracks for monetization, they deserve it. But Twitch VODs get caught in that too. )
Cool little mode. But I have yet to meet someone that uses The switch as a music player.
@SmartNickname Yeah, I obviously like video games because I'm here but I've never purchased a soundtrack to one in my life. I really don't see the appeal outside of the games. I'm probably in the minority here but even if I did obsess over them you can easily find most of them on Youtube, I'm sure.
@KingMike I worry about this as well. The day is soon coming when OST's are no longer readily available on Youtube, the platform instead filled with inane user generated "content," all the quality music and videos locked behind higher and higher pay walls.
Tell me something I don't know
-DIRE DIRE DOCKS TRACK INTENSIFIES-
Someone ask Nintendo if they’ll add Familyjules7x renditions of Galaxy songs to the soundtrack. His medley is sooooo amazing.
If this won't be streaming with the screen turned off like they came up with for Smash Ultimate, then I'm going to riot.
Don't know why they didn't touch upon this in the presentation
@Yosher Right? Like at least give us Mario Galaxy 2 if in the near future, please. Would be an unexpected surprise to many
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