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Super Mario's 35th Birthday Bash!

Check out a new Nintendo Direct dedicated to Nintendo's favorite plumber.

Sep 05, 2020

Nintendo loves anniversaries, and for the 35th birthday of the world’s most famous plumber, they are going all out. The original Super Mario Bros. is turning 35, and the Switch is where the party is happening.

35 years of plumbers and koopas and mushrooms.35 years of plumbers and koopas and mushrooms.

Super Mario All-Stars on Switch Online

One of the best collections of games is now playable for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The original NES versions of Mario 1, 2, and 3 are available on the NES app, but now you can dive into the remastered SNES versions complete with totally redone graphics. You can check it out today!

The original collection's box art.The original collection's box art.

Super Mario Bros. 35

Nintendo already turned Tetris into a Battle Royale with Tetris 99 when Switch Online first launched. Super Mario Bros. 35 turns the original game into an all-out battle with 35 players competing to be the last Mario standing. Everyone plays their own level, but when you defeat an enemy, you send the koopas and goombas to the other players’ game. There is a catch though, the game is only going to be playable as long as the celebration lasts. After March 31st, 2021, you won’t be able to play so jump on it on October 1st when the game launches.

Super Mario Bros. 35 Trailer



Super Mario 3D World

Another Wii U gem is hitting the Switch. Super Mario 3D World is a hectic multiplayer platformer where you can jump, stomp, and power-up with three other friends. The new version is also getting a new DLC called Bowser’s Fury. The Switch is home to many enhanced versions of Wii U games like Captain Toad and the upcoming Pikmin 3, and the more the merrier.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Trailer



Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

Before there was the Game Boy, there was the Game & Watch. The classic handheld games from the early 80s are being brought into the modern era, with a Mario twist. The new collectible will let you play standalone versions of Mario 1, Lost Levels, and a new version of the Game & Watch game Ball with Mario flair. This thing is launching November 13th for $50.

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. Trailer



Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

If you have ever dreamt of making your home into a Mario Kart course, Mario Kart Live makes it possible. You create obstacles in your real-world and drive a remote control Mario figure with your Switch. You can toss classic Mario Kart items in the game, and your remote control car will respond. It's going to be fun seeing the crazy home courses people build when it launches on October 16th.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Trailer



Super Mario 3D All-Stars

The sequel to one of the best game compilations of all time. Super Mario 3D All-Stars packs Super Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, and Mario Galaxy in one package, some of the best 3D platformers ever made. The games will be playable at a high resolution, and silky smooth for 2020. There is a big catch though. Like the other All-Star collections before it, you can only grab this set before March 31st, 2021. What the plan is for fans who want to get their hands on these games after that has not been announced. It is a strange move for an otherwise stellar package.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Trailer



Other Goodies

Nintendo will be doing limited events in games like Mario Kart Tour, Splatoon 2, Mario Maker 2, and Smash Ultimate for the next few months. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is even getting some special furniture. 35 years is a long time, and since he has grown into one of the most recognizable characters in games, such a big celebration only makes sense.

Mario PUMAs? Sure why not.Mario PUMAs? Sure why not.
Share Your Thoughts

What do you think of the birthday celebration? What games do you wanna play? Let us know below!


By: Noah Friscopp