Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Dec 19, 2010
    90
    This is a piece of gaming history that's not to be missed. [Jan 2011, p.84]
  2. Let's face it, there's probably many Wii owners who don't actually use their Wii online and probably don't even know about the Virtual Console service. For these people, this is their first chance to play the Mario games they knew and loved 20 years ago. They're still as good as we remember them...
  3. Jan 14, 2011
    88
    If you have a nostalgia kick for these games, then you'll enjoy seeing them again.
  4. Jan 30, 2011
    85
    For a very low price you will be able to get four classic games that will make the older gamers very nostalgic. The old Mario games are as great as ever, even after almost 25 years.
  5. Jan 28, 2011
    80
    Contains some of the best platform games in history. Nuff said.
  6. Dec 17, 2010
    80
    Four pieces of game history.
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    80
    The games themselves are the real stars here, only really let down by lack of 60hz support.
  8. Dec 17, 2010
    80
    This new All-Stars offers the same content of the original and can be considered another gift for the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. The release could've been crafted much better, in a more special and exclusive way, but the three games deserves respect and attention anyway.
  9. Dec 17, 2010
    80
    But perhaps the greatest value of this pack is the packaging itself. Owning a physical copy of Super Mario All-Stars on Wii allows these games to sit proudly on your shelf, a statement to everyone who enters your home and sees it.
  10. Jan 10, 2011
    76
    Super Mario All-Stars is undeniably a shameless attempt to make money from old games on Nintendo's part, but it is an enjoyable and fun shot at gamers' wallets that's held up well in the 25 years since the debut of Super Mario Bros.
  11. Dec 17, 2010
    76
    Your enjoyment of this title will largely depend on your experience with the previous version of All-Stars. If you already have that game (or one of these from the Virtual Console), don't bother. If you don't, you'll waste hours playing in the Mushroom Kingdom.
  12. Jan 10, 2011
    75
    Super Mario All-Stars on the Wii is not a bad compilation by any means. The included content is solid and offers a good look at the early years of the series. Unfortunately, everything in the bundle is fairly predictable and doesn't exactly shine for a momentous benchmark like this.
  13. Dec 30, 2010
    75
    On the whole, it's a good collection for all the Super Mario fans in this planet.
  14. Dec 17, 2010
    75
    If the best we can hope for to mark the silver anniversary of one of the most monumental video game masterpieces is a quick and dirty rerelease with a bit of pretty but insubstantial packaging, it's little surprise that so few people take gaming seriously as a medium.
  15. Dec 17, 2010
    70
    Super Mario All-Stars is precisely the same game you played on your SNES seventeen years ago-graphics, soundtrack, copyright and all. While these classic games haven't lost any of their appeal, this still feels an awful lot like an overpriced Virtual Console title.
  16. Dec 17, 2010
    70
    Four of the greatest games in history, presented in an upgraded format not available on the Virtual Console, at a bargain priceā€¦ is that worth your money?
  17. Dec 28, 2010
    65
    This celebration for the 25th anniversary turned out to be a real disappointment; a short audio cd and a ultra-thin booklet are just simply not enough to thank the old italian plumber for his fantastic career.
  18. Jan 4, 2011
    60
    Seriously, Nintendo... the same exact game as in 1993? Mario deserved much more for his anniversary.
  19. Dec 29, 2010
    60
    A nonsensical score for a nonsensical rerelease. We would have loved a remake. [Jan 2011, p.95]
  20. 60
    These may be some of the greatest games ever made, but this package isn't worth double dipping for again.
  21. Dec 17, 2010
    60
    Super Mario All-Stars - 25th Anniversary Edition is not what it should have been: an homage to the glorious story of the most famous videogame character. Instead, it's the umpteenth product made only to make the most out of his name, flawed in its presentation and by its disappointing quality.
  22. Dec 17, 2010
    60
    A deserved homage to Mario, but too short in extras and not adapted for current times.
  23. Dec 17, 2010
    60
    Having a copy of those cult Super Mario games from the 8-bit era is almost reason enough for a gamer to get this collection. But it's still a "light" edition of Super Mario All-Stars (the Super Nintendo one), with few bonuses - the liflet is pretty but not really full of surprises nor knowledge, and the audio CD has 10 tracks and 10 sound effects that, sure, you will love hearing crystal clear again. But it could have done more.
  24. Dec 17, 2010
    60
    Let's hope the 30th Anniversary package is a bit more ambitious.
  25. Dec 15, 2010
    60
    Hardcore Super Mario fans no doubt know that the collection could have had more value, but they've likely already picked up the game based on the nostalgia factor alone. The other crowd that will probably purchase this collection is the Wii owners that have enjoyed the plumber's other Wii adventures, but aren't internet-savvy enough to plumb the depth of the Wii Shop Channel. The middle ground -- gamers who respect the franchise, but aren't exactly fanboys for it (Genesis owners, I'm looking at you) -- should be aware that the collection is a few bucks too high (or a few games too short) of being a worthwhile purchase.
  26. Jan 18, 2011
    50
    No surprise : Super Mario All-Stars - 25th Anniversary Edition aims to the biggest fans of Mario, who are keen to buy and play games that they've already finished some years ago, just for a few more goodies.
  27. Dec 22, 2010
    50
    The only real worthwhile audience for this game is Wii owners who can't or won't get online and would like the chance to play their old favorites again. Anyone else would be better off avoiding this game, as the extras certainly don't make up for the high price tag.
  28. Dec 21, 2010
    50
    Even dedicated followers of the portly plumber will have difficulty getting excited over a flimsy art book and a CD that is good for one listen and no more.
  29. Dec 27, 2010
    0
    The anniversary-party favor, Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition, fails on every conceivable level, and a few inconceivable ones, too.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Dec 16, 2010
    10
    Let's put it simply: This is a collection of the greatest games of all time. If you've played these games before, you obviously know what you're getting into. If you haven't, you're in for the best platforming that has ever graced a console. Yes, these games are all available on the Wii Shop Channel, but the packaging of this product is exceptional. While I haven't listened to the soundtrack CD, I looked through the Mario history art book and was mesmerized by the amount of detail and polish of the booklet. The outer packaging made out of sturdy paper with a velcro flap on the cover. Inside of the box are two dvd cases: one for the actual game compilation and another for the soundtrack cd and artbook. If you've ever been a fan of the Super Mario Series, this is absolutely worth owning. These are some of the best games ever released and they look and play incredibly well on the Wii, despite being a 17 year old compilation. Full Review »
  2. Dec 13, 2010
    7
    I really want to give this a higher score than what I have, but the truth is, the value of this package cannot be determined by the game itself, in fact If the game is the only factor you are interested in, you may want to reconsider. The extras are nice, you get packaging that just screams collectable as well as a CD with some meoralbe tracks and an art book which is very cool for the collector, however the game it self would better present itself as the bonus with the rest of the package. Why I say this is that the game disc is probably less than 1% used.

    Most older gamers should remember Super mario all stars on the SNES a remake of Super mario 1-3 + the first us release of the japanese Super mario bros two dubbed here in the us as "The Lost Levels" Later on a special edition of this cartridge dubed Super Mario All Stars + World was released including a very slightly updated version of mario world (only difference being a new sprite for luigi instead of the original palate swap in the original release of SMW). Unfortunately, this disc only includes the original Mario all stars, no mario world in sight. Also unless you consider the ability to use the wii remote nes style instead of a classic or gc controller an improvement, there is no enhancement to be seen in this Port. Now, is this a bad collection, NO, this is to date still one of the best examples of what a compilation should be and it was done on the SNES, this is a brilliant collection of some of the best games ever. The problem however the price, at the time of release nintendo is asking a hefty $30.00 for this package that for all intents and purposes could have and should have been released on the VC for $8.00 like every other SNES game. What nintendo has done is capitalize on the demand for the title and taken full advantage of the market. Unfortunately this underhanded tactic will work, it got me, and will get most other fans as well, but those on the fence about purchasing this collection you are warned, if you want it, you know you do and there are no actual problems with the port.
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  3. Dec 18, 2010
    10
    The Game has aged like a fine wine. Beautiful and it will always be one of the Finest Compilations in the history of Entertainment, not just Video Games. Full Review »