It’s clear that Nintendo are pulling out all the stops for the celebration of Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary, as they proved in the recent Super Mario Bros. Direct. Along with a variety of Mario merch and a new SNES game being added to Nintendo Switch Online , the Big N announced additional titles. Some had us intrigued, and others had us losing our minds.
A new mini console is set to arrive on November 13, and that would be the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Edition. It will come with the 1985 NES masterpiece as well as The Lost Levels and Ball.
Super Mario Bros. is set to be given the battle-royale treatment in the form of Super Mario Bros. 35. This title releasing on October 1 will be somewhat similar to Tetris 99, but we don’t know whether or not it will be free-to-play.
The latest Mario Wii U game to be given the Switch-port treatment will be Super Mario 3D World. This port will be released in February 2021, along with an expansion called Bowser’s Fury.
If you like augmented-reality games, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is tailor-made for you. It’s Mario Kart on Switch with toys that have cameras attached to them, and you race them on your home-created tracks. I’m personally very intrigued by this concept.
Last but far from least, Nintendo announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars. This limited-release (Just like 35) is a package of ports of three 3D Mario platformers, those being Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. As a man who spent hours of his childhood playing the Nintendo 64 and GameCube masterpieces, I’m super stoked for this collection.
Despite a couple of these new additions to the Switch library getting limited releases, this is truly a remarkable 35th-anniversary celebration in the making for the iconic Super Mario Bros. The gaming world has its downs, but everyone’s favorite plumber will always be here to take our minds off those downs.