Starting Dec. 12, the Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition will be available for purchase while supplies last. This collectible package features four classic Mario games playable on the Wii system, a soundtrack CD and an illustrated commemorative booklet. Sure to be a sought-after item among holiday gift-seekers, Super Mario All-Stars will be available for $29.99.
The games included in the Super Mario All-Stars collection are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. Each game features the enhanced graphics and updated sound from the Super NES Super Mario All-Stars collection, and all four can be played on the Wii system using one of several controllers: the Wii Remote controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro or the Nintendo GameCube controller. Also included is a Super Mario History soundtrack CD, a compilation of memorable music from the Mario franchise.
Rounding out the Super Mario All-Stars collection is a 32-page Super Mario History booklet featuring interviews, behind-the-scenes details and rare concept art. Fans from every generation can enjoy firsthand insights into the beginnings of Mario, illustrated with candid photos and never-before-seen design sketches. Together with the game software and soundtrack, it’s the ultimate tribute to a unique game series.
Super Mario Bros. was released in 1985 on the Nintendo platform and remained of the most popular video games of all time until being surpassed by Wii Sports in 2009. Over 40 million copies of the game have been sold to date. Super Mario Bros. increased the popularity of side scrolling video games and that idea was continued in many of the sequels. The game was the successor to the arcade game Mario Bros., released in 1983.