Nintendo has today released a sequel to Super Mario All-Stars called unsurprisingly Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Like Super Mario 2D All-Stars the game features several old Mario games in the franchise. While 2D has remakes of four Mario games, 3D only has three games that are mostly identical to their original releases. Apart from appearing more cleaner and sharper in some cases.
Super Mario All-Stars was an impressive release in 1993 and even today. As it ported and improved four Nintendo Entertainment System games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It even included the rare true sequel to the Super Mario Bros. known as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars on the other hand seems like a quick and cheap way for Nintendo to celebrate the plumbers 35th anniversary. To make it clear the package includes: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy, and the soundtrack for each. While it’s impressive to play Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine in handheld mode, I would rather play a port of Super Mario 3D Land instead.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Overview.
As this game is only available digitally and physically until 31st March 2021, it may be worthwhile getting. However, for the price of £45 plus, it may leave you pretty disappointed by the end. They didn’t even have the decency of including Super Mario 3D World.