Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct! plus Details

As many would know, Nintendo had a Direct dedicated to the 35th Anniversary for Mario! They announced a TONNE of stuff too.

Here is the Direct:

Nintendo Website

Nintendo marks the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. with games, products and in-game events

Mario has come a long way since jumping on that first Goomba in World 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros. game . Now, 35 years since the launch of that game in Japan, he is starring in new games on the Nintendo Switch system, lending his likeness to brands like LEGO®, PUMA and Monopoly, and watching as fans battle it out using Super Mario power-ups in Splatoon 2 .

In a new video presentation released today, Nintendo detailed several games, products and in-game events that are all arriving for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros . This includes games new to the Nintendo Switch family of systems like Super Mario 3D All-Stars , a collection of three Super Mario games of the modern era, Super Mario 64 , Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy ; Super Mario Bros. 35 , a 35-player online battle in the world of the original Super Mario Bros. game; and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury , an enhanced version of the Super Mario 3D World game which originally launched on Wii U.

Additionally, the video revealed other Super Mario experiences launching this year, like Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit , which brings the fun of the Mario Kart series to the real world using the Nintendo Switch system to control a real-life, physical Kart; the launch of the classic Super NES game Super Mario All-Stars on Nintendo Switch Online later today*; and a new Nintendo product called Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., a mini gaming device inspired by the retro Game & Watch systems that plays the original Super Mario Bros. , Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Ball games.

“We look forward to everyone joining us on a Mario journey 35 years in the making,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “We are marking this significant milestone with a wide variety of games and experiences that all generations of Mario fans, from here to the Mushroom Kingdom, can enjoy together.”

Super Mario 3D All-Stars : Optimized versions of 3D Mario games Super Mario 64 , Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy are coming to Nintendo Switch in one package. In addition to having higher resolutions than their original versions, the games have been optimized for a smooth gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All-Stars also includes an in-game music-player mode to play the music and songs from all three games. Players can also listen to music on their Nintendo Switch systems when the screen is off. A limited production of Super Mario 3D All-Stars launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Sept. 18 and will be available until approximately March 31, 2021.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit : Created in partnership with Velan Studios, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit brings the fun of the Mario Kart series into the real world by using a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite** system to race against opponents using a physical Kart. The physical Kart responds to boosts in-game and in the real world, stops when hit with an item and can be affected in different ways depending on the race. Players place gates to create a custom course layout in their home, where the only limit is their imagination. Race against Koopalings in Grand Prix, unlock a variety of course customizations and costumes for Mario or Luigi, and play with up to four players in local multiplayer mode.*** Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit , which is available in a Mario Set or Luigi Set, launches on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. : This new collectable device is inspired by the original Game & Watch systems first released in 1980. The original handheld device included a game, and could also be used as a watch to tell time. The original Game & Watch series sold more than 43 million worldwide. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. features a modern +Control Pad. In addition to playing classic games Super Mario Bros. , Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2 ) and a special version of Ball with a Mario makeover, Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. also functions as a clock, with 35 little touches to discover, including some guest appearances from Mario’s friends and foes. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. launches on Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury : Multiplayer mayhem pounces onto Nintendo Switch! This enhanced of Super Mario 3D World , which originally launched for the Wii U system, features co-op gameplay both online* and through local multiplayer in a variety of creative levels. Additional details about what new things this game has to offer will be revealed later. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury launches for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 12, 2021. New amiibo figures Cat Mario and Cat Peach will also be released at the same time as the game.

I have already spent a ridiculous amount of money this morning. Pour one out for my bank account pls


I need that Game and Watch thing so badly.

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Absolutely hyped

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That Mario live circuit is awesome I feel it will sell like hotcakes. Ingenuous!

All the announcements were super cool. Sad they didn’t remake Mario 64 my favourite. The switch is a must have. Really hope they bring These kind of events to Zelda and Metroid.

Thanks for the thread!

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Zelda is next year my friend

Good news then! BOTW 2 here I come!

Fingers crossed

Arg why no Galaxy 2?? All Stars would be a no brainier for me if it were included, but I’ve already played Sunshine and Galaxy - not sure if it’s worth it just for 64 and a potential replay.

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Maaaaaaan I love Galaxy but Mario Sunshine bleh…I pre-ordered it from Best Buy though since its limited stock

What the hell is the point of limited digital though? That is the dumbest thing I’ve heard. Didn’t buy it digitally by early 2021? Tough shit says Nintendo. What if someone buys a Switch after?

Nintendo gets too much wank and not enough criticism IMO

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I want to buy the 3D All Stars collection, but this fake limited run full price bullshit from Nintendo has put me right off, I can’t believe they keep getting away with stuff like this and yet no doubt it’s going to be one of the best selling games of the year.

Look at the stuff they have done with Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze… port it to the Switch and jack up the price, 3 old ports with barely any additional work done to do them, that’s $60 please.

I don’t know how Nintendo continue to get away with things like this.


On the one hand, this is so baffling. A series of time-limited releases, no Galaxy 2 in 3D All-Stars, no meaningful improvements to the titles (30fps in 2020 is a no-no for a game with N64 graphics like Super Mario 64 frankly, even Bethesda’s Doom ports offer 60fps at this point)…

…on the other, using the two-game coupon I can get Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy and 3D World for 100, less thanks to some Gold points I have left. That in itself is a solid deal.

Agreed. My favorite thing is when Nintendo takes off the cheaper version for the older console, just to replace it with the full-priced port. It’s baffling how people keep eating this stuff up. It is what it is I guess :man_shrugging:

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Yup, but they get away with simply because they’re Nintendo.

Let’s compare their approach to Microsoft’s and their backwards compatibility program and how they’re offering enhancements to these games on One X for no additional cost.

I think @Klobrille recently highlighted this on his Twitter.

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Yeah. Jez from Windows Central tweeted about it as well and worded it perfectly.

Microsoft: We’ll up-rez and upgrade your old games for free with our backwards compat tech.

Nintendo: We’ll sell your old games back to you at full price and by the way you have to buy them by an arbitrary date cuz we want to manufacture a psychological sense of urgency.

— Pillars of Jezternity :crossed_swords: (@JezCorden) September 3, 2020

Like, selling the ports is one thing. Putting a limited time on them as well, is just pure scum levels. Like, why can’t the digital versions stay up? Maybe Nintendo is running out of Server space. They can probly only have so many games up at a time before it’s full… :valle:

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Definitely worth highlighting @Klobrille’s tweet as well.

I would like to say, the Mario Kart AR thing looked cool as hell, I just wish I had space and/or someone to play it with!


Nintendo is literally leaving money on the table by limiting this collection and they did this before doesn’t make it acceptable do I agree with it hell no but am I getting it HELL YES can’t wait to play it on the go

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I’m guilty I preorderd :x

Oh, I’m sure they know what they’re doing. As relatively low effort these remasters are, they won’t make this work go to waste in this day and age. Watch them either release a 3D All-Stars 2.0 in a year or two with Galaxy 2 included (so that you need to buy everything again to get that one too), or maybe sell the individual games for 30-40 at a later date due to “overwhelming demand”. I’m sure these games will resurface somehow, meanwhile they enjoy the sales because people believe it will never ever come back to Switch.

I’m getting it too, btw. I was really waiting for these remasters. But yeah, this is a longer game for Nintendo imho.

Yea and if they do another version with galaxy 2 probably will make it a dlc like 20 bucks or something like that

I think it’s some sort of cult.