Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition

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Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition
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Selling an old SNES game for a more expensive price on a newer console? What a disgrace to the 25th anniversary.
Protagonist: Mario
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
Release Date: December 12, 2010
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
Franchise: Mario
Previous Game: Super Mario All-Stars
Next Game: Super Mario 3D All-Stars


Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition is a Mario compilation game that was released for the Wii on December 12, 2010 as a special game for Mario's 25th anniversary. It contained a Wii emulation of the SNES game Super Mario All-Stars, along with a limited-time soundtrack CD and collectable book.

Why It Sucks

  1. It is a $30 emulated port of a singular SNES game with no enhancements whatsoever. They didn't even change the ABXY buttons image of a SNES controller when you select one of the four games on the menu. The fact that this was a physical release instead of a Virtual Console release adds more to the insult.
    • It actually costed less to get all of the original games individually from the Wii Shop Channel than to get this compilation, as it only costed $21 to get the original games. If you were to buy these games from the 3DS or Wii U eShops, it still works out cheaper than buying this compilation at full price.
  2. The port does not include support for widescreen display, which is something most Wii games have been using at this point.
  3. Including just a soundtrack CD and book is still rather lackluster as limited items, as they don't cover up the $9 missing from just getting the original games.
  4. The version of Super Mario All-Stars Nintendo chose to emulate is the original release instead of the re-release that features Super Mario World which would not only made the collection feel more complete, but would slightly make the asking price almost worth it.
  5. False advertising: The collection was originally advertised as a limited release as a tactic to lure customers into getting the compilation, only for it to be released later in 2016 in the Nintendo Selects program.
  6. It was later released for the Nintendo Selects program without the bonus items, but at the same cost as the original, meaning there's absolutely no reason to get the compilation over the original games.
  7. The game seems more marketed toward people new to the series and them not know about the previous Mario games.

Reception

This game received mixed-to-negative reception from critics and a mixed reception from fans alike. The A.V. Club rated the game an "F" for the lackluster content and nearly-worthless bonus features. It holds a Metacritic critic score of 70/100 despite having a user score of 7.7/10.

Comments


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Master Chief

5 months ago
Score 0
At least it came with some cool novelty extras (take a hint, 3D All-Stars!) also this page sorta sucks
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DatCoolRedstoneGuy Est. 2004

5 months ago
Score 1
I like Super Mario All-Stars, but I'd rather stick with the SNES version rather than this
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LiamTheYoshi

5 months ago
Score 8
Even 3D All-Stars is better
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Yoshi and Tails Fanboy 130

5 months ago
Score 0
I have this game, but I never really play it anymore so I’m thinking of getting rid of it soon.
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PlayStationForever

5 months ago
Score 0
When i first played this, i didn't know it was just a ROM dump of a SNES game slapped onto a disc.
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ACoolBlaze5

2 months ago
Score 0
Me neither
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Zhuguli232

3 months ago
Score 0
for 00s who doesn't have SNES console but Wii or Wii U.
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ACoolBlaze5

2 months ago
Score 0
I remembered I had this, I was actually as confused as shit when I saw ABXY.
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Luckygamer77

2 months ago
Score 2
At least the Switch is version is better. Sure, it may suck that you have to play it with a subscription but in the end it's worth it.

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