Today, out of nowhere, Nintendo has finally unveiled the arrival of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of titles coming to Nintendo Switch that will offer players the opportunity to play three classic games: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.
The collection, rumored for months, will therefore allow you to play three games on the hybrid console of the Big N that have achieved enormous success, on Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Cube, and Nintendo Wii. Unfortunately, the only game missing is Super Mario Galaxy 2.
The arrival of this collection is part of Nintendo’s celebrations aimed at celebrating the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., the iconic character of the Kyoto company and one of the symbolic faces of the entire video game world. The arrival of this collection is a unique opportunity for all those who would like to get their hands on these three titles again or who, having never had the chance, would like to recover them.
Let’s analyze them in detail.
Super Mario 64 is a title released in 1996 on the Nintendo 64 that was able to revolutionize the gaming experience that made the mustachioed plumber famous, passing from a two-dimensional horizontal scroll to an exploration of the game environment in 3D. It obtained a resounding success, becoming one of the most loved titles ever in the gaming scene.
The other title in the collection, Super Mario Sunshine, is its direct successor. Released in 2002 on Nintendo GameCube, it was unable to repeat the success of its predecessor, despite being distinguished by the presence of some innovative elements such as, for example, the jet backpack shooting water. It is the first time that Nintendo has brought this game back to another platform.
Finally, within Super Mario 3D All-Stars, we also find Super Mario Galaxy, a title launched on the market in 2007 on Wii and considered as one of the best 3D titles of the Big N.
Announced after months of rumors, the collection will be available for purchase in a limited number of physical copies and also on Nintendo eShop starting this September 18th and, strange but true, until March 31st, 2021. From 1 April 2021, unless there is any news from the Big N, the collection will no longer be available except through the purchase of one of the limited physical editions.