Super Mario All-Stars

a game by Nintendo
Platform: SNESSNES
Genre: Platformer
Rating: 10/10
See also: Super Mario Games, Mario Games

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Super Mario All-Stars is a popular platforming video game developed by Nintendo for its Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The game was published in 1993 and contains remakes of Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros – The Lost Levels and Super Mario 3. A later pack released in 1994 included features of Super Mario World, but the version was only released in the North America and Europe. The game was later on re-published for other platforms. At its 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros, Nintendo released the compilation again for Wii, in 2010.

The game does not introduce any new features, but includes most of the ones in the games mentioned earlier. There is, however, an improved 16-bit graphic system and sound, but the gameplay is virtually identical with the other games; only some glitches have been removed.

However, some new physics properties were introduced in Super Mario All-Stars. For example jumping and hitting a block in this original Super Mario game caused the character to continue moving upwards after breaking the block. In the NES version Mario only bounced downwards when hitting a block. One of the most interesting addition is the save option, which allows the players to save the game whenever they want in the middle of their action, which was something new for the Mario series.

This game has been considered a classic because all the previous Mario releases were compiled in the All-Stars version. The game was quite fun to play and is still fun to, though it is old.

The stage of the game is the one already known, with the main character having to pass from a level to another in order to get the flag finish the game. The players can choose Mario, Luigi, Peach or Toad to use, and can grab objects, enter secret areas and use special items. One of the special items, called POW, instantly destroys all enemies on the screen, but it’s not something you will be able to use very often. Players can even get the ability to fly through power-ups and, something even more interesting, if a player gets a certain power-up at some point in time, it gets stored in the players’ item storage where it can be used from later.

Everybody knows the Mario series was a hit, but Super Mario All-Stars may just be one of the best. The game was a commercial and financial hit for Nintendo and was given away for free if a customer bough a Super Nintendo Entertainment System. However, the 25th anniversary release for Wii received more critics than positive feedback and was considered a straight port from the original SNES, without any improvements. IGN rated it with 7 out of 10, while VideoGamer gave it an 8 out of 100.

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  • Manufacturer: Nintendo
  • Machine: Super NES
  • Theme: Action

A 4-In-1 Super Mario Cart!

For those of you who are not content with Super Mario World for your 16-Bit Super NES, you will soon have your hands full! Here comes Super Mario All-Stars! The three Mario 8-Bit NES games have been upgraded for the Super system! Super Mario Bros. 2 released in the states for NES is really a game called Dream Factory! The real Super Mario Bros. 2 is included in All-Stars and it bears the name of the Lost Levels! Stay tuned for more!

reggie posted a review

A four-in-one deal! Those of you who couldn't get enough of the one Mario game available for the Super NES system and are dying for more, this is the game to get! Not only do you get Super Mario Bros. 1, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3, but you also get a fourth game that was never released for the 8-Bit system in the U.S.! Guide Mario or Luigi to rescue the Princess and defeat the evil ruler of the Dream Factory in this must-get compilation!

People say:

9.0

Amazing! This four-in-one cart will keep fans occupied for hours if not days! This is a must-have for anyone with a Super NES! Everything is here, even the glitches and secret levels! The 16-Bit conversion, graphically, is fantastic, and the stereo sound enhances the overall effect. My favorite is Dream Factory!

10

Save the princess all over again! All-Stars is a masterpiece from beginning to end. Although it really is nothing new. All-Stars blows the roof off the fun factor! Four fun games with enhanced graphics and music is just too much. The best part is that all those wonderful secrets have been left in. Ditch those old 8-Bit versions for this one!

9.0

Too awesome! As a big Mario fan, you can't say enough good things about this cart. The old 8-Bit Marios were great, but converting them to the Super NES has made them even better The graphics and sound have improved and it plays just as good. The Japanese version of SMB 2 that never came to the U.S. is my favorite!

9.0

You just can't go wrong when you start with Mario, not to mention when there are four games in one These 16-Bit versions look fantastic and play just like all the originals. All the secret tricks and tactics are faithfully reproduced. Mario maniacs of all ages can get into this jam-packed cart of Super NES at its best.

reggie posted a review

One of the greatest and most popular games of all times is Super Mario All-Stars. This 1993 release, developed and published by Nintendo, is a platform game full of hours of fun and adventure that players of any age will enjoy. It is a single or multiplayer 16-megabit cartridge game. Leap and jump your way through various levels as you collect coins, but watch out for objects and obstacles set up to destroy or shrink you. These things are purposely set out to prevent you from reaching the end of each level. This captivating game is compatible with SFC and SNES gaming platforms. It contains enhanced remakes of Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, Super Bros 2, and Super Mario Bros 3. The alternate versions: Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World are bundled with the Super Nintendo in December 1994, which also included Super Mario World. Super Mario All-Stars is a “Player’s Choice Million Seller” and was extremely successful and popular upon its release.

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