Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition Getting Another Shipment

By Ishaan . February 15, 2011 . 1:01pm

2010 represented Mario’s 25th anniversary, and to celebrate, Nintendo released a Super Mario All-Stars limited edition package containing Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3.

 

Additionally, the package also came with a 32-page Super Mario History booklet containing concept designs and art work, and a soundtrack CD containing music from Mario games over the years. Given the pack-ins, it isn’t surprising that the game’s initial shipment sold out rather quickly.

 

If you missed out on buying it then, you’ll get another chance next month in the U.S. Nintendo of America say their final shipment for the Super Mario All-Stars limited edition will reach stores on March 13th.


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  • PrinceHeir

    yes will buy this for sure :)

    now i can play all the mario games in his glory days :P

    though why is Super Mario World missing?

    how much is the game anyway?

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      A mere $29.99

      • BK0000

        Which is still about $10 too much since the game is literally just the SNES rom running in an emulator.

        • Tom_Phoenix

          Considering the games in question, I’d say they are worth the price.

    • http://eonhack.blogspot.com theclaw

      Super Mario World is missing because Japan never got the updated collection that added it.

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Too bad in this day and age Limited Edition doesnt mean limited edition. How is it Limited if they are offering it yet again?! This devalues the copies that people picked up.

    I was aiming to get it initially but the reviews criticized its contents and said it was pretty barebones.(limited soundtrack, extremely brief statements in the artbook)

    • vadde939

      I don’t think it devalues copies people picked up because it was never all that valuable in the first place despite what Nintendo may say. All it is is the SNES rom burnt onto a Wii disc (it even shows the controls on a SNES controller in the menu). A soundtrack with one song from each game along with some one second sound effects and a booklet (probably the best part of the collection but still not that interesting).

      • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

        Yeah I wanted the soundtrack but to have only one song and sound effects…is just terrible. They should have truly made it a $59.99 deal and threw in a large hardcover “History of Mario” artbook thing, and then packed in a “Best of Mario Music–Orchestrated, 50 of the top songs from the Mario franchise performed” CD. Now that would be truly an anniversary edition and would deserve to be limited.

        • vadde939

          Yeah. I still can’t believe how lazy they were for the 25th anniversary of their most famous character. But the package still sold millions so I guess Nintendo don’t care.

          • malek86

            This one I take as definitive proof that Nintendo fans will buy anything the company churns out.

            I know most of them aren’t even disappointed by this collection, saying it’s awesome. That’s some serious dedication there.

            Let’s hope Nintendo does something better for Zelda. But after the success of this collection, I’m afraid they’ve noticed the easiest path is free to march upon. I’m expecting pretty much the same thing.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            I’m hoping for a nice tin box for Zelda the way Metroid Prime Trilogy got one. I was so tempted to order the UK tin for Spirit Tracks but I couldn’t justify spending the money…

          • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

            @Ishaan oh the one that you say for Zelda sounds awesome, kind of reminds me of of that awesome Wind Waker style Zelda lunch box they had at one point (I was tempted to buy it but people would see me as a poser since I never actually did play a Zelda game).

            Though, I hope they sold enough of the MP Trilogy to justify doing a setup of that again, I dont remember it scoring huge numbers on sales charts.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          (reply to comment below)

          Well…Metroid is Metroid. It’s always been rather niche, and I don’t expect that to ever change (ironic, considering how many games draw inspiration from Metroid’s level designs, hahaha).

          I’m sure they’ll do something for Zelda’s anniversary though. Skyward Sword is a big deal for them and I’m sure they’ll want to give it as big of a marketing push as they can. They really need to pull Zelda out of stagnation. It’s sort of like their Guitar Hero at this point, imo.

      • Kunio_kun

        Are you kidding? Did you see what it was fetching on Amazon and e-Bay around the holidays? This sucks, I agree w/O.P. that this makes it no longer a “Limited Edition.” I was planning on waiting a couple of years, leaving it wrapped, then selling it for a sizable profit to a collector…

        NOA doesn’t need to say anything, money speaks for itself. Case in point: the newest Mario v. DK for the DS was hard to find around X-mas and was going for inflated prices online because little Timmy would hate his mom if it wasn’t underneath that tree they paid for and stuck in their living room ’round December 25th…

    • TomSkylark

      Well, there’s “Limited Edition” and then there’s “we didn’t print nearly as many copies as we should have, and therefore plenty of people who were willing to give us their money for a product that was overpriced and required no effort on our part to produce to begin with cannot do so.” I agree in theory, but in this case they were out of stock everywhere two or three months after release; it was too limited a limited edition. Nintendo wants to make money; ergo, reprint.

  • http://twitter.com/EdgeKun Ed Powell

    Glad to hear Nintendo is doing another shipment of these. It was a bit infuriating just how many people were buying up copies simply to try and resell a “limited item” for higher, thus screwing over people who just wanted to own a copy.

    • Aoshi00

      Yea, people really jacked up the price on ebay and Amazon marketplace. I got my copy from Kmart on release day, they actually had an offer of a $10 coupon back then, so it’s like I got the game for $20 (originally I bought one from buy.com for $30 so I canceled that). I thought of getting another copy and let that stay sealed and see if value would go up, but I figure this wouldn’t be that limited… I opened the package but still haven’t played this yet lol..

  • TomSkylark

    Thank God! My partner ran around during Christmas trying to find me this, but they printed such a limited run that it was nowhere to be found two months after release.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Oh man that’s great. But why March. I’m poor enough. :( I really wanted to get it but no stores in my area had them. It was SO weird, no ads, no spot for it, and when I asked the employees they had no idea it existed. I mean I tried Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Gamestop. Nothing. I guess I better order it online. Mario Bros 3 is the best game ever made. lol

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Ojsinnerz Firo_Prochainezo

    I’ll buy it and sell it later. I don’t need a port of a collection of ports, but I’m sure there’s thousands of people out there that want it.

  • hadjimurad

    i’m pretty sure NOA lied (chaged their mind) about this. i bought it as an investment/collector as i heard there was going to be only one printing or burning or whatever you call it. i already have the exact same thing on an original cartridge, so i do play the game…but i thought this was for collecting? as soon as i heard about a second printing, put my copy on ebay; what’s the point of collecting something that’s not going to be collectible? i guess it’s good for people who have never played these games…but, who hasn’t played SMB1, 2, and 3?

  • Icon

    The second hand market prices for this game are ridiculous. If you had an interest before but were gun-shy, better pull that trigger this time.

  • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

    Well great for those who missed out but personally I didn’t see the point of buying something that’s essentially a port of a SNES game. And no a “32-page Super Mario History booklet containing concept designs and art work, and a soundtrack CD” does not sweeten the deal.

    But for collectors, again good that your getting a second chance.

  • http://twitter.com/Linka13 Linka

    … so why can’t they reprint Metroid Prime Trilogy?

    Okay bear with me here people– Trilogy at least had added widescreen support and Wii controls for Metroid Prime 1 and 2– people who didn’t like the Gamecube controls, or who had missed it, had a great opportunity with this release. And yet… They didn’t even think about releasing a normal edition for the games? They released it over the holidays too, when most funds will be going towards gifts for others, meaning unless if someone has the extra funds to get it, or know another person will be getting it for them, they have to wait until after the holidays… Which is when it won’t be available at all.

    I had to miss out on the game since all of my money was going towards others, and I only have money for myself after the fact– I’ve been trying to look for the game often, but I refuse to pay a jacked-up price for it, just because Nintendo decided to only release it in the smallest and busiest of windows. I actually, genuinely, want to play the three games with my Wii. I feel it’s unfair to those who actually want to play the games, that they have to pay well more than double it’s initial price for it.

    But that’s just me. At least people who really wanted the Super Mario All-Stars set will be getting it– I like All-Stars, personally, but I actually own it already for the SNES.

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      What? The Metroid Prime Trilogy here was released in the US in the summer, and October at the latest in other territories, far from the holidays. People who had an opportunity to get it got it, and I think Ninty even said in advance…unless you were speaking of Super Mario All Stars, but there was just no need to reprint Metroid Prime Trilogy at the end of the day.

  • Joanna

    Nice. I was going to pick it up before but it got sold-out before I got the chance. I’ll have to make sure to pick it up this time.

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