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

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

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.  
 

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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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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

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.  
 

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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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#2 Edited by Cloneslayer (1824 posts) -

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

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#3 Posted by RavenX302 (326 posts) -

sweet!

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#4 Posted by WJist (330 posts) -

That is a kick-ass box.

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#5 Posted by Jayzilla (2703 posts) -

this stuff looks really cool. especially the art book.

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#6 Posted by turboman (9103 posts) -

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

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#7 Posted by Blair (2586 posts) -

I'm in.

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#8 Edited by animathias (1272 posts) -

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.

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#9 Posted by FreakAche (3050 posts) -

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

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#10 Posted by MisterMouse (3602 posts) -

I would probably buy that for 30 dollars

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#11 Posted by Daniel_Newton (1274 posts) -

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.

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#12 Posted by bretthancock (798 posts) -

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!

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#13 Posted by IBurningStar (2273 posts) -

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.

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#14 Posted by frsty13 (83 posts) -

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.

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#15 Posted by nick_verissimo (1447 posts) -

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

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#16 Posted by jacksukeru (6562 posts) -

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.

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#17 Posted by avantegardener (1877 posts) -

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.

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#18 Posted by Kraznor (1618 posts) -

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

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#19 Posted by Marmaladebrat (356 posts) -

Damn, sounds like a good deal to me. I think I will be buying this. Maybe make it a nice Christmas present to myself
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#20 Posted by D4RKSH33P (154 posts) -

Need.
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#21 Posted by Chango (885 posts) -

WANT.

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#22 Posted by Royale (185 posts) -

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.

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#23 Edited by OllyOxenFree (5015 posts) -

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.

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#24 Posted by Mr_Shenanigans (11 posts) -

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

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#25 Posted by Crono (2762 posts) -
@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.
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#26 Posted by TadThuggish (990 posts) -

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!

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#27 Edited by TadThuggish (990 posts) -

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.
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" 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.
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#28 Posted by nintendoeats (6221 posts) -

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...

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#29 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

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

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#30 Posted by Floppypants (813 posts) -

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.

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#31 Posted by TooWalrus (13391 posts) -

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.

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#32 Posted by lil_cheeks (187 posts) -

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.

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#33 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

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

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#34 Posted by LordelX (76 posts) -

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.
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#35 Posted by mrburger (111 posts) -

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?

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#36 Posted by nukesniper (1269 posts) -

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

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#37 Posted by ZeroGravX (84 posts) -

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.

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#38 Posted by wapostyle (184 posts) -

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

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#39 Posted by CommodoreGroovy (613 posts) -

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."

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#40 Posted by Rob_NYY (20 posts) -

Might be worth it if they looked past the NES for their all star line up.
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#41 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

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.

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#42 Posted by lordofultima (6582 posts) -
@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.
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#43 Posted by MegaGoat (218 posts) -

Nostalgia Googles
ACTIVATE
etc.

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#44 Posted by bmeason (48 posts) -

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.

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#45 Posted by MormonWarrior (2943 posts) -

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.

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#47 Posted by Fortenium (111 posts) -
@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.
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#48 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -

Cool, maybe I'll pick it up.

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#49 Posted by issun187 (64 posts) -

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.

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#50 Posted by l3illyl3ob (310 posts) -

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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