Flashback Friday: Super Mario All-Stars

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Super Mario All-Stars was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993 and is a compiled collection of the Super Mario games that were available on the Nintendo Entertainment System. It includes Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, which actually wasn’t released outside of Japan aside from this compilation. While I was a bit too young to remember much of the NES, I have clear memories of All-Stars, enough so when we spotted the 2010 Wii port of the game at a GameStop, we nabbed it.
I mostly remember our older sister playing through some of the levels on the original Super Mario Bros. games and trying my hand at it occasionally when I was able to hold the controller. I wasn’t that great at the games then and, even with the Wii port, I’m still not great with them now. The Mario Bros. games have never been my favorites to play, but I can definitely recognize them as the classics that they are. Growing up as a Nintendo girl, I respect the influence the games have had on the gaming community and culture as a whole.
My fondest memories of these games, aside from their influence, is actually playing with my sisters. Being player two to my older sister and then player one to Rachel was always a good time, even if the games themselves were never beaten.

Have you played Super Mario All-Stars, or the individual games in the compilation? What did you think of them?

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Yes I have! Much better looking than the NES counter parts. I thought Nintendo did drop the ball with that Wii Port back in 2010. They could’ve at least included the version that came with Super Mario World. While it was good for fans who had never played the SNES one it didn’t deliver to long time fans in my opinion. They should’ve given us a bit more I thought!

  2. It definitely brought the graphical quality up enough to feel modern, without deviating too far from the original games. Interesting that two of the “Super Mario Advance” games were ports of two Super Mario All-Stars games!

  3. I’ve not played All-Stars, but I’ve played through the original three Super Mario games (US versions: not Lost Levels). I love all of them, but three is far and away my favorite!

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