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Super Mario All-Stars LE Coming To The States This December

It's been 25 years since Mario came into our lives and Nintendo is celebrating.

It's been 25 years since Mario first hit the scene and creator Nintendo is poised to celebrate the iconic plumber's anniversary by selling us a game it has already released in Japan. Yes, as expected, Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition is coming to the US. And it's hitting December 12 for the Wii, according to a recent Nintendo press release.

All-Stars Limited Edition ships with a soundtrack CD that has both old and new music from several of the releases in the series. It also comes with a 32-page booklet that contains interviews and art, and of course, a game disc that contains the following four classic Mario games: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.  
 


What's the price, you ask? Hey, thanks, I'm glad you did. All-Stars Limited Edition will cost 30 bones, and will apparently be restricted to a limited release. Nintendo has cautioned that the game will only be on shelves "while supplies last," so get on the ball already.
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Posted by BradNicholson

It's been 25 years since Mario first hit the scene and creator Nintendo is poised to celebrate the iconic plumber's anniversary by selling us a game it has already released in Japan. Yes, as expected, Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition is coming to the US. And it's hitting December 12 for the Wii, according to a recent Nintendo press release.

All-Stars Limited Edition ships with a soundtrack CD that has both old and new music from several of the releases in the series. It also comes with a 32-page booklet that contains interviews and art, and of course, a game disc that contains the following four classic Mario games: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.  
 


What's the price, you ask? Hey, thanks, I'm glad you did. All-Stars Limited Edition will cost 30 bones, and will apparently be restricted to a limited release. Nintendo has cautioned that the game will only be on shelves "while supplies last," so get on the ball already.
Edited by Cloneslayer

cool, i want this 
 
edit: omg, I actually got first

Posted by RavenX302

sweet!

Posted by WJist

That is a kick-ass box.

Posted by Jayzilla

this stuff looks really cool. especially the art book.

Posted by TurboMan

if they were smart, they would release that book by itself also.. because I would like that.

Posted by Blair

I'm in.

Edited by animathias

That's pretty sleek, but I'm sad they didn't go full-hog on this. SMB, SMB2 (and LL), SMB3, SMW, MW2:YI,, and NSMB would have made an amazing updated All-Star game. Oh well, still pretty neat.

Posted by FreakAche

So will these be the versions of the games that were in the SNES version of All Stars? With the updated graphics and everything?

Posted by MisterMouse

I would probably buy that for 30 dollars

Posted by Daniel_Newton

No Super Mario World? 
Actually thinking about it Super Mario World is one of the two games I actually bought on Virtual Console already, so I'm good. 
 
The red box is kinda nice though, I guess.

Posted by bretthancock

Up on Amazon: 
http://www.amazon.com/Super-Mario-All-Stars-Limited-Nintendo-Wii/dp/B0049DYNNO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1288282301&sr=8-5
 
Preordered mine, can't wait!

Posted by IBurningStar

I still have my copy of Super Mario All Stars for SNES, so looks this one is a no go for me. But if you don't have that or are just really interested in owning a set like this, then this is probably a good buy.

Posted by frsty13

So wait...$30 for a game I already have on SNES and an art book / soundtrack?  I like Mario as much as the next person, but if you already own the old one and have a working SNES, this is a ripoff.

Posted by nick_verissimo

For 30 bucks I'll definitely pick this up.  Sounds like a really cool idea.

Posted by JackSukeru

I already have those 4 games as well as Super Mario World and Super Mario 64 on VC though, and the side stuff doesn't seem that interesting either.

Posted by avantegardener

This make's me want to bust my SNES out... and makes me sorry I threw a party as young man while my parents were away, and lots of my N64 and SNES games got nicked...ah memories, anyway  this looks like a nice presentation.

Posted by Kraznor

Really wish they threw "World" in there. Still my favorite Mario game.

Posted by Marmaladebrat

Damn, sounds like a good deal to me. I think I will be buying this. Maybe make it a nice Christmas present to myself
Posted by D4RKSH33P

Need.
Posted by Chango

WANT.

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Posted by Royale

I agree with others.  They should've added Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island and Super Mario 64.  Then they could've charged around $40 and it would've been awesome.

Edited by OllyOxenFree

Not a great deal in my eyes.  You are pretty much paying for some fancy packaging.  I guess it would be good for collectors who want to keep it sealed.

Posted by Mr_Shenanigans

Great, now I'm going to be $30 less when this comes out :P.  Can't wait for this :D

Posted by Crono
@animathias said:
" That's pretty sleek, but I'm sad they didn't go full-hog on this. SMB, SMB2 (and LL), SMB3, SMW, MW2:YI,, and NSMB would have made an amazing updated All-Star game. Oh well, still pretty neat. "
Pretty much agree.  I would have bought this if they had put more behind it but because it is little more than the original Mario All Stars from the SNES but wrapped in a fancy box... well... I think I will pass.
Posted by TadThuggish

Cool.  They never released All-Stars on the virtual console (just each game individually), and the majority of the people who are buying this will do so for neat extras like the soundtrack and booklet.  Seems like a good deal to me!

Edited by TadThuggish

Stop asking for things already released on the VC.  That's the point.  All-Stars was never going to come to the VC (as it would negate their prior NES releases) so this is an acceptable and understandable product.
@FreakAche
said:

" So will these be the versions of the games that were in the SNES version of All Stars? With the updated graphics and everything? "

Yes, this is all of the NES Mario games updated to SNES graphics, being ported to the Wii.  Most of the money is for all the sweet dorky extra stuff.
Posted by nintendoeats

I want this, but I don't want to Nintendo an absurd amount of money for 20 year old games that I already own. What to do, what to do...

Posted by TooWalrus

That's cool and all, I guess, but the Wii isn't where I want this- It's the DS. Or, the 3DS.

Posted by Floppypants

At least they put in the effort for a small art book and soundtrack, but there's no way I'm paying $30 for a port of Super Mario All-Stars.  Throw in a 90 minute, behind-the-scenes film about the history of Mario and I might be interested.

Posted by TooWalrus

Seriously, this is like 10 MB of data on a Wii disc. The only reason they won't give it to us on a hand-held, is because they know it'll sell like hotcakes, and they're saving it for when they need the cash.

Posted by lil_cheeks

You know why this is a good idea?   Because there is tangible items.  I have a hard time buying Mario 3 on Wii as a download because I don't actually get anything.  As a collector, this is easily worth $30 if not more.  Already Pre-ordered.

Posted by SlightConfuse

world would be awesome but those 3 games and that book are not bad

Posted by LordelX

I bought this 17 years ago when it was called Super Mario All Stars for the Super NES. The GBA versions of each game are superior to this, so I think I'll be sticking with those. Don't waste your money on this.
Posted by mrburger

Would you pay for a more extensive (and expensive) Mario 25th Anniversary Collection?  One that actually celebrated everything Mario's accomplished in the last quarter-century?

Posted by nukesniper

I wish they would expand the all stars thing to the snes games. Super Mario World needs to be involved.

Posted by ZeroGravX

I already have all those games on the Virtual Console (as well as the other Super Mario games), but I don't know, I might just have to get it for the extras and the fact that it's the All-Stars version of the games.

Posted by wapostyle

I got burned by New Super Mario Bros. Wii. I will not be fooled again Nintendo.

Posted by CommodoreGroovy

I have to agree with the others. It would of been better if they included more games in this package. If you were to buy these four games off the virtual console it would only cost $20, so yes this is more of the "collectors edition."

Posted by Rob_NYY

Might be worth it if they looked past the NES for their all star line up.
Posted by LordAndrew

Whatever. I own and still occasionally play Super Mario All-Stars on the SNES, but I'd probably still buy this anyway. Super Mario All-Stars + World would have been nice though.

Posted by lordofultima
@Rob_NYY said:
" Might be worth it if they looked past the NES for their all star line up. "
Super Mario World is a JOKE compared to the NES versions. Ahh it was a great game though, that's for sure.
Posted by MegaGoat

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Posted by bmeason

You know, I think it is put simply and justly; Collectors, limited edition. A tiny red box mario isn't a bad thing, however, a new Mario all stars with all the fixings ... maybe 50 years down the road eh? Just glad USA collectors get a bit of the NinTen love.

Posted by MormonWarrior

Um...I already have this game on the SNES. This would be more interesting if they did my idea - to create a crazy package with tons of audiovisual and gameplay settings - original 8-bit, weird artsy, New Super Mario Bros.-esque, All-Stars, etc. etc. They could get some "I Am 8-Bit" artists on board.
 
But a SNES game on disc for $30? No thank you.

Posted by fedorajay
@lordofultima said:
" @Rob_NYY said:
" Might be worth it if they looked past the NES for their all star line up. "
Super Mario World is a JOKE compared to the NES versions. Ahh it was a great game though, that's for sure. "
Agreed. There is no Mario All-Stars without the NES ones. To release a Mario collection without Mario 1-3 is just stupid.
Posted by Fortenium
@LordAndrew said:
" Whatever. I own and still occasionally play Super Mario All-Stars on the SNES, but I'd probably still buy this anyway. Super Mario All-Stars + World would have been nice though. "
That, unfortunately, wouldn't happen, especially if Nintendo of America wants to give the United States the same thing that Japan did, which seems to be the case. The SNES bundle game Super Mario All Stars + World was only sold in the United States and Europe. Plus, Super Mario World is on the Virtual Console, minus the Luigi that is not a recolour of Mario.
Posted by LiquidPrince

Cool, maybe I'll pick it up.

Posted by issun187

Since they probably won't release Super Mario All-Stars on Virtual Console I might as well buy this compilation. Soundtrack and booklet definitely sweeten the deal.

Posted by l3illyl3ob

I'd rather have this with World on the DS, to be honest.  Something about sitting down on a couch in front of a TV to play Super Mario Bros. doesn't sound quite as appealing now as it did 25 years ago.

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