GAME ROOM: 25th Anniversary Super Mario All Stars Wii [REVIEW]

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Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition was released on the Wii in 2010 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. It contains an emulation of the original Super Nintendo ROM, with support for the Wii Remote, Classic Controller, and GameCube controllers. The limited edition also includes a 32-page booklet detailing the history of the Super Mario franchise and an audio CD containing music from each Super Mario game.

The 25th Anniversary Edition has since seen 2.24 million units sold worldwide, which may seem like a lot of copies. However, considering Mario Kart Wii sold more than 35 million units, Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition is one of the harder to find games for the Wii console.

Pros:

  • Bundled 32-page booklet provides some great insight into the series’ legacy
  • Significantly more convenient for those who didn’t hang on to their Super Nintendo consoles and games
  • All four games have aged splendidly
  • Fun and nostalgic packaging with plenty of collectible appeal

Cons:

  • It doesn’t include Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario 64 or any of the Super Mario Game Boy titles, which were all also ported on the Wii
  • No graphical updates or bonus content
  • More expensive than downloading the games individually on the Wii Virtual Console

Consensus: The limited edition Super Mario All-Stars pack for the Wii is a must have for nostalgic Wii-owners and collectors. But for those who just want to play the games, you’re better off just downloading the individual games on the Wii or Wii U eShop. You can purchase Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition right here.

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