We hate to remind you, but it's already March, and that means Nintendo will be pulling the plug on a number of Mario products at the end of the month. This includes Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 on Switch, the original Super Mario Maker online services are shutting down and the new Super Mario Game & Watch system will no longer be purchasable.
If you thought this was all one big joke, no - it really seems like Mario's days are numbered as of 31st March. To top it off, Netflix has now revealed The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon series will be pulled from its streaming service. The last date to watch it will be...you guessed it, 31st March 2021.
It seems this is possibly because The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. is now available on Paramount Plus. The Netflix removal date of 31st March is surely just unfortunate timing.
Although this appears to have been worked out, Nintendo still hasn't provided any reasoning behind why it's removing games like Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 from the Switch eShop on the same date.
While this is just a guess, it seems the video game giant would much rather get on with The Legend of Zelda 35th anniversary celebrations. Link's anniversary gets underway in July when Skyward Sword HD lands on Switch. Nintendo is expected to make more Zelda announcements in the second half of 2021.
Will you be watching the above Mario Bros. cartoon before it's pulled at the end of March? How are you feeling about this war on Mario? Ready to celebrate Link's anniversary? Share your thoughts down in the comments.
Don't feel bad reminding us. Anniversaries can't last forever
Mario is going to die on the 31st of March. We must have a moment of silence for our plumber friend.
The other removals make me angry, this just makes me sad. Like, why remove all the Mario stuff on the 31st? It's just bumming me out that Nintendo, like with NSO, seems to enjoy demonstrating their innate ability to get away with it.
March 31st, 2021 will forever go down as a meme.
I assume it's being removed from Netflix because it's on the new Paramount+ service.
There's a whole channel playing mario & sonic on pluto tv
I wonder what kind of hat trick Nintendo has to deal with this amount of sheer hate they know us fans have for this move. If it is something they’re just waiting on in order to surprise us, it better be good.
Not holding my breath though.
Typical Nintendo move.
Why remove Mario 3D All-stars? Because reasons. Nintendo seems to always have 2 possible routes: A) Make something to please fans and make them happy, earning profit. B) Make something to annoy fans and leave them wondering wth was Nintendo thinking?
90% of the times they take route B. It's like my girlfriend, I love her (and I love Nintendo), but most times I don't understand her.
That cartoon was crap anyways, there are constant animation glitches and errors all throughout so good riddance. The only two episodes I like from that are 7 Continents for 7 Koopas and the episode where Bowser became Super Koopa and that's it.
Y'all know Nintendo doesn't have the distrubtion rights to this show, right?
Check Tubi. There's a TON of Nintendo cartoons on there right now. No word yet on removal.
Netflix is anti-consumer and evil.
Personally I wasnt all that impressed with the ‘Allstars’ effort anyway. I sympathise with the people who are frustrated or critical of Nintendo for the decision though (regardless of it being Nintendo’s right or being a business move, that doesnt spare them from criticism) and i am personally critical of the hypocritical ‘stop whining’ crowd who vocally make a fuss themselves.
The problem is these sorts of decisions become increasingly more common. Without criticism i’d shudder to think how much worse some of the controversies in the gaming industries would have been or how practices would have evolved in spite of gamers. Vocalising complaints is at least one way of combatting it. Businesses frequently test the waters and push barriers to see what they can get away with. Silencing criticism can effectively enable worse decisions and practices.
Chicken Little is being removed off Netflix on March 31st, this must all be an evil plot by Nintendo to destroy the entertainment entirely on March 31st.
@Toy_Link no, actually the sky is falling on March 31st.
for pete's sake, you can still watch this and the other 2 cartoon mario bros shows on Tubi TV ( tubitv.com ). you will be fine. hell i bet half of the readers on this page are too young to remember when these craptastic shows even came out.
@MrSeitaro so true about the girlfriend.. and in my case wife...haha
Guys, think about it... what is the day after known as?
On the 31st I'm going to throw out my old Mario pyjamas.
Lol at people blaming this on Nintendo. Netflix removes stuff all the time. 🙄
Honestly, I’m happy this is happening. I didn’t know that cartoon was there anyway and so it’s just funny.
WHAT!? I NEVER KNEW THAT SHOW WHAT ON NETFLIX. I THOUGHT ONLY THE SUPER SHOW WAS ON IT.
Edit: I just checked, only the Super Mario Bros. Super Show is on Netflix, not the Super Mario Bros. 3 show.
@Rockman55 Yep, this seems to be the case. I've updated the article to reflect this.
I must admit, it's still funny how it lines up with Nintendo's removal dates.
I always think DiC Entertainments Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons are way better than those Super Mario Bros. Super Show cartoons.
lol this is just funny now
I mean, fair enough, Mario's had a good run, give someone else a chance Nintendo!
I just tried to find SMB3 on Netflix and was unsuccessful. I didn't recall ever seeing it on there, just Super Show. Must be region locked. (I'm US)
What do you expect when you make Bowser president of NoA?
It's going to suck when he collects all of the Infinity Stones and snaps the Mario games out of existence. Poof! Better play those Mario games in your backlog while you have the chance. Watch those terrible saturday morning cartoons on streaming services as well, because no media format is being spared the purge.
Maybe they're killing off Mario so much that he will rise back to life again. It fits the season. April 4th will be the day of the return of Mario.
super mario bros 3 adventures still airs on stars channel.
@Burning_Spear There's definitely something about companies that start with an N - they just ooze malice and anti-consumerism.
This isn't affecting America, we don't have Mario bros 3 on Netflix we have Super show and it doesn't say it's going away
Thanos really didn't like odyssey
So Paramount hast the rights to it now? How did that happen?
Nintendo must be clearing the way for something pleasant after March.
Animal Crossing has seasonal exclusive events. Mario Anniversary was another event, which is ending. Granted, pulling some Mario games, seems like crap.
Kill them! Kill them all!
(btw NL, there's a typo with your short message pop-up; it reads "someting" rather than "something")
This is so *****. It's like Nintendo is retiring Mario. Really makes no sense.
Also, Nintendo better not pull this crap with Zelda.
man, Mario can't catch a break on March 31, 2021... poor guy
aw man come on its great having an old memory on Netflix...oh well! Does this mean Netflix is going to have that old Zelda cartoon show on next? That'll be funny to watch, l only seen half of an episode once.
At this point we should just stop playing Mario games on March 31.....
At this point I'm just looking forward to it being over with so people find something else to whine about... You'd think Nintendo was sending Imperial Stormtroopers to kick down doors, round up Mario games and burn them.
Things stop getting sold all the time. These are just getting pulled a little sooner because for some reason Nintendo doesn't actually like making as much money as they could be in a whole lot of ways.
Kudos NL for milking every last drop from this!
You sound offended.
"Although this appears to have been worked out, Nintendo still hasn't provided any reasoning behind why it's removing games like Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 from the Switch eShop on the same date."
You really don't know why Nintendo Life?
I'm with the few here in the states I assuming this is Netflix in another country. Cause I have never seen Super Mario Bros 3 on the service. But as someone else pointed out, Tubi has pretty much all of the Nintendo cartoons
@TruthisRare How in the world did you come to THAT conclusion from expiring Netflix content?
Then, It mean that a new Smash character will be revealed in that day?
@BirdBoy16 I'm pretty sure it's on Paramount+ because the show had already been on CBS All Access, long before the rebrand
Why Nintendo!? Why do you got to destroy memories like this?
According to rumors that circulate out there, and that many have already known, is that the removal of the games is because there will be a renewal of the Nintendo Switch Online, and that renewal, some games will become rental services and Mario 3D All -star will be one of them.
Obviously, that's a rumor, so we just have to wait.
Curious....do you have any links to these rumours as I have not comes accross those myself.
I found those rumours here (in Spanish):
source of that rumour:
@SakuraHaruka Mario then gets removed from smash instead of a new fighter being added.
i didn't even know that there was a super Mario bros 3 cartoon.
Cheers for that. Certainly interesting but a massive pinch of salt for those rumours. Should find out soon enough I suppose!
The Mario cartoons were terrible. I used to watch the Super Mario Super Show as a kid, and those live action segments with the wrestler and the bartender from the Jeffersons were pure cheese.
Fiscal year and all that, but I don't see the point in withdrawing products. Just stop supporting them with new features and ads and move one, but don't pull them out...
Netflix are so ahead of the curve they'll even delist Netflix from Switch on March 31st!
... oh wait.
Nintendo pulling Mario off on 31 Mar! Eghh🤮
It’s ok if Mario abandons us...
Just watch Emily’s Wonder Lab !
Best viewing on a 3DS with kids, or an old person if you are a kid; you can learn together! Soon we’ll all be scientists!
Science Girl approved 
 bloodninja et al. , tag lane, 2021;
~Science girl cries as his 150cc kart zips off ~
why does he always leave ??!? Why doesn’t daddy err —-Mario love me mama?
Good thing I own the SMB 3 cartoon complete series on DVD then. ^_^ Along with the Super Mario Bros. Super Show and the complete Zelda series. Delete all you like.
Mario Voice: "Oh no!"
BUT WHERE WILL I BE ABLE TO WATCH THE EPISODE WHERE EVERYONE GETS TURNED RED OR BLUE AND BECOME RACISTS
Yeah I saw this while watching SMB 3 a couple of days ago but I'm not fussed that much have all the episodes already, it was just a convenience to be able to stream them instead.
@Bearzilla823 is the tubitv.com service free tho? 🤔
@Godlike_Virus same, feels good when you have the offline media and you don't care
Super mario bros show on netflix on anything but a nintendo console...
@MrSeitaro Anniversaries can't take forever!
@VoidofLight Don't be stupid!
[INSERT CORPORATION HERE] is anti-consumer and evil.
@Burning_Spear I sense a theme in your posts...
@TheLightSpirit I hate Mario Cartoons because of Koopaling names.
@Handy_Man Don't be stupid, King K. Rool!
What do you expect when you make Bowser president of NoA?
Watch those terrible saturday morning cartoons on streaming services as well, because no media format is being spared the purge.
@Ralizah Can he eliminate "reality" TV as well?
@Dr_G_Lemaitre "Emily's Wonder Lab" is bad. But spectroscopy is good... for something. As long as I don't have to be the one to do it. (Hey, we're slowly making this site safe for science!)
the heck you still looking for a reason? .. Mario 35th anniversary cannot be celebrated forever, there are other nintendo brands that are about to celebrate.
Lol the person who wrote this article should get a new jobs...he said Nintendo gave no reason behind 3d all stars being pulled.lol um they said it's a limited release for Mario's 35th anniversary. They said that day 1 lol
Reading some of these comments lol didn't anyone understand what Nintendo said back in September????
Thanks for the look out~~ On Emily’s Wonder Lab (my comment was intended in jest about gathering around a 3DS but it might be written poorly)
Since I’ve seen only a few episodes as the babysitter that were excessively kiddie but not bad (strictly) I still cannot truly endorse this program or cite its errors without more info.
@huyi Indeed. Cheers! 🥂
@Darkyoshi98 Note as well the carefully crafted reactionary headline. Tabloid tactics.
@SakuraHaruka That actually sounds reasonably legit, compared to some of the garbage that comes out of /v/.
This is genuinely sad news. My 5 year old daughter has just discovered the mario 3 cartoon on netflix and she loves it, she even asked to play the 'blocky' smb3 game to see what it was based on and really enjoyed it. Rip smb3 😓
That's a shame, my son watches it on Netflix now and then.
Using Nintendo´s logic, we should return all our birthday gifts after the celebration is over.
@UmbreonsPapa alright then
@huyi yes. it is free and available on a number of platforms.
I know this a coincidence but it does seem like this is a conspiracy.
Coincidence. That's all. Netflix's license expiration date was probably in place before Nintendo even announced their 35th Anniversary plans.
"Will you be watching the above Mario Bros. cartoon before it's pulled at the end of March? How are you feeling about this war on Mario?"
You all realize that nintendo has long since come forward and informed everyone that the game which were released this year as an anniversary celebration are limited time only and will be pulled once the event/celebration is over. So really not sure why do many are shocked, let alone upset... Smh. You will still be able to play the games if purchased, you just won't be able to purchase them once the event is complete. As for the show that just happens to be that they show has moved from netflix to paramount +, granted it is also available to watch on other platforms, I am pretty sure netflix and paramount are the only places you can choose what to watch.
Another blow for Nintendo/Mario fans. But I have the DVDs so no biggie on this one.
@Rockman55 this should be getting more attention. The amount of people after your post that are still upset as though television rights aren't always all over the place on streaming services. The plug isn't getting pulled, it's just moving due to typical program reasons.
The move is even in the article, albeit a small mention (edit: I see now this was only after after Rockman brought it to light). I reckon people only read the headline which seems admittedly intentional in leading people down the angry path.
@Liam_Doolan the way you've written this including the "war on Mario" comment feels intentionally inflammatory.
I didn't even know the Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon was on Netflix. I thought it was just the Super Mario Bros. Super Show without the Zelda episodes.
@NotoriousWhiz Lol Nice
@Why_Do_I_Exist Same, It might be a regional exclusive probably to Europe looking at the rating for the show not being something like TV-Y7
@TheLightSpirit Lol, Sure, let me know how are you doing that with Super Mario 35.
@Irish1620 Not if the game is Super Mario 35
Netflix once again reminding us it's a crap service.
This is mostly just a marketing excuse to stay in the news and to create manufactured supply/demand. And media is their main tool. This article is no exception.
@TheLightSpirit yes & people who can't afford to buy them because there's an ongoing pandemic, after all, get screwed.
"You know, I have never seen anybody work so hard not to get $5 million."
(Mike Ehrmantraut, "Buyout", Breaking Bad)
nintendonetflix anti-consumer tactics, yeah please dont do that, we want to playwatch gamesanime
Life will prevail. It won't be easy, but some of us will survive this. Keep up hope.
No difference, as it is not to be found on my netflix now.
It only applies to the regions that have it, America will STILL have the Super Mario Bros. Super Show even after March 31st. Besides, I have the whole series available to watch on DVD, same goes for Captain N & The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Captain N & The New Super Mario World, and The Legend of Zelda. If Paramount+ Were removing the DIC shows, they'd tell us. I mean, the only thing worse is that they're gonna give Patrick Star a spin-off. I mean, Stephen Hillenburg didn't WANT SpongeBob to get Spin-Offs, but Nickelodeon decided to play the waiting game, and when he died, it was high time to give the stupid kids what they wanted, because like Alvin Seville before him, SpongeBob has become the biggest thing since Mickey Mouse! In other words, Nickelodeon has become the Greedy, Sweaty Mr. Krabs!
Oh..sure, a real loss here...a crappy Mario cartoon. I'll just go play Super Mario Bros. 3 instead.
@TheLightSpirit You CANT buy for yourself Mario 35, what are you talking about?.... what's the reasoning for defending such a poor and anti consumer choice?
I dont care if they stop selling Mario 3D All Stars for example, if somebody want it, they can buy it and keep it. What i am talking is about Mario 35, a game that is going to be completely unavailable after the 31st.
Its obviously not the end of the world... its trivial, that's why you are discussing it in NINTENDO LIFE... a gaming site.
@TheLightSpirit save what? Many don't have an income right now. The point is they didn't have to be an anniversary only thing.
@TheLightSpirit And I was always talking about Mario 35 :/
Didn't even know Netflix had this. Then again, I'm pretty sure Netflix Canada doesn't actually have this.
The worst part is that March 31st is my Birthday ☹️
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