Nintendo Releasing Super Mario All-Stars For Wii In Japan [Update]

By Ishaan . September 2, 2010 . 1:02am


Multiple Japanese blogs are reporting that, at a retailer meeting conducted in Japan earlier today, Nintendo announced a Super Mario Collection Special Pack for the Wii, dated for October 21st and priced at 2,500 yen.


So, just what is the Super Mario Collection Special Pack? Outside of Japan, it’s known as Super Mario All-Stars — a collection featuring remakes of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3. It even includes the original Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2, under the title Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.


Originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, All-Stars featured graphical enhancements and the ability to save. The “Special Collection” being released for the Wii will include a Super Mario History 1985 – 2010 booklet featuring previously unpublished development material and facts spanning Mario’s 25 year history.


Also included in the pack will be a soundtrack CD, containing background music ranging from Super Mario Bros. on the NES through Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Wii.


We aren’t sure whether this version of All-Stars will include Super Mario World or not.


Update: Super Mario Collection Special Pack is official. It’s on Nintendo’s October release calendar dated for October 21.


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  • malek86

    Weird idea, though in a way, it will probably be just like getting a VC title. The rest of the price is for the booklet and soundtrack.

    I’m not a fan of 2D Mario though, so I’ll pass.

    • ipatz

      I want them to remake Super Mario Land 1 and 2.

      • lostinblue

        You’re speaking right to my wallet.

        Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land too. :3

  • gatotsu911

    Tempting… tempting. I’d kind of prefer if it were for DS, though.

    • Justinzero

      Hell yeah dude, that’s a great idea. Who knows, maybe they’ll do a DS version if the Wii one sells enough.

  • kupomogli

    What a ripoff. Nintendo has milked Super Mario Bros, 2, and 3 for how long now? Why not release a collection with all the main titles up to Sunshine for the Wii. For once do something for your fans rather than milking them time and time again.

    • malek86

      Notice how Nintendo has never released a classics collection… unlike Sega, Capcom, etc. That’s because they know people will pay for the single titles.

      So it’s the gamers fault. If they stopped gobbling up every single SMB re-release from Nintendo, we wouldn’t be seeing these prices.

      • kupomogli

        Knowing Nintendo they wouldn’t do anything for their fans regardless if the games were purchased or not. Nintendo is the last console developer that would ever do anything for their fans unless they’re getting a lot of guaranteed cash out of it.What do you say? You want to see an overrated Pokemon in the next Smash Bros? Will all you Pokemon fans buy it if we do? Then yes. Of course we will.

        • gatotsu911

          Damn, dog. Butthurt fanboy, much?

          • thebanditking

            I agree with him on this, Nintendo has been giving their fans the shaft for a while now. Though most of them shut up after last E3, there are still some people (my self included) who feel Nintendo is just not the company they once were, at least when it comes to supporting their fans.

    • Because other companies never do that. Sony’s never re-released God of War or Sly Cooper collections for full price. Sega’s never released Sonic the Hedgehog collections. Capcom’s never released Street Fighter collections, SNK has never released Metal Slug collections etc. etc.

      I could go on. I think people are picking on Nintendo these days because they’re the easy target and nothing more.

  • Aoshi00

    I haven’t bought those on VC yet except the first SMB, I just want SMB3 though.. They really should have a graphics upgrade if they’re selling it as a retail game again.

    • Justinzero

      All of those games on the All Stars Collection were upgraded to 16 bit. Plus, you can’t argue with a $25 game featuring classic Mario game play, packed in with a soundtrack to boot.

      • malek86

        But you know, when Sega sells their Megadrive compilations with 40 (mostly good) games for $40, you have to wonder about whether this is really a good deal or not.

        • But the difference between Sega and Nintendo in this case is the graphics. You pay $40 for Sega’s collection for more games, true, but Nintendo does the work of updating graphics to classic Mario games for $10 cheaper. There is a trade off, but I think that it is a good deal.

          • I’m not sure what you’re talking about. They’re not going to port all these games to 2.5D (ala NSMB) and sell it for only 2500 yen—the development costs that would require would not allow such a low price point.

            This is going to be SNES All-Stars on a Wii disc, with some bonus content.

          • lostinblue

            They probably would you know, they have the engine ready and the rest is level design. if they had 2/3 guys working on this ever since nsmbwii came out 2 years ago it would be pretty feasible.

          • Yes and no. As lostinblue pointed out, they could have had the engine ready, hell, ever since they came out with New Super Mario Bros. on the DS, and all that was the problem was level design. It is simply a matter of logistics and time management to get the level design correct.

            This gives even more credibility to the probability that Super Mario World could be in the collection this time around.

        • Justinzero

          Right, but that doesn’t set a precedence or minimum standard for others to follow, and we have no right to believe or assume that should be the case.

          Also, while it’s good and fine for Sega to dump those collections on us at such a good price, I think they attempt to cash in on old favorites just as bad as any other company. How many “Mega Drive” collections are there now?

          If you want to talk price point, one could argue that the CD and booklet alone are worth $25 bucks. I don’t get where the abject negativity comes from.

    • Code

      To be fair though the version of SMB on Super Mario All*Stars isn’t just a visual upgrade, the engine it runs on is different. Me and my cousin use to do speed runs in the original, and at one point we tried it in SMB in All*Stars and it just does not feel the same as the original, it has something to do with how fast you move and how the engine deals with momentum. If you ask me the NES version is by far worth it over it’s All*Stars remake. SMB3 on All*Stars though is pretty much dead on, it’s worth having All*Stars pretty much just for SMB3 >w<;

  • I still have my SNES copy, seems like it is another cheap way to make some fast cash for Ninty…

    • You have to wonder what they plan to do with it.

  • This is the sign of transition. Previous rereleases of the classic games have been of NES games. Now that we’re seeing proper collections of SNES games (excluding the neutered remakes on the Game Boy Advance), we can expect more of them in the future. This is good news for me since I grew up in the SNES’ heyday, unlike most of my peers who light up with announcements of NES throwbacks. That said, I won’t get this since I was never much of a Mario fan even back then, although this was my first exposure to the classic series.

  • lostinblue

    What if it’s a remake using the NSMB engine? I don’t see them bundling virtual console games to be honest.

    If it’s a remake with the NSMB engine they can have my money day one.

    • thebanditking

      That would be really awesome, almost too awesome for the gray logo, family fitness obsessed Nintendo to do. I mean we are talking about the Nintendo who said Princess Peach was not playable for NSMB Wii because she required more work to render, so a Toad reskin was chosen :/

  • around 25 bucks for an snes game with a book and CD, isn’t all stars already on the VC for like 10 bucks?

    Trying to milk that cash cow some more nintendo?

    • lostinblue

      truth to be told, just the artbook and the cd could be worth the admission price.

      And you’d be paying for something physical, who has to pay distribution and give retailers profit.

  • NeoTechni

    Why doesnt it include Mario World?

    • Japan didn’t get the newer All-Stars that had Mario World.

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