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  • Summary: Play three of Mario’s greatest 3D platform adventures—all in one package. Play three classic games at home or on the go—all in one package on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64™, clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine™, and fly from planet to planetPlay three of Mario’s greatest 3D platform adventures—all in one package. Play three classic games at home or on the go—all in one package on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64™, clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine™, and fly from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy™.

    Run, jump, and dive with ease!

    Make Mario move using the Nintendo Switch system’s Joy-Con™ controllers. You can also pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to play the Super Mario Galaxy game in Co-Star Mode! Mario’s movements are as smooth as ever with HD resolution for each game, while still retaining the look and feel of the originals.

    Listen to timeless Super Mario tunes

    Listen to a total of 175 iconic tunes from all three games! Whether you want to get up and dance or take a minute to relax—this collection has music to fit your mood!

    Discover (or rediscover) three of Mario’s most iconic 3D platform adventures, all in one package, available on the Nintendo Switch™ system. Experience Mario’s first foray into 3D platforming in the Super Mario 64™ game, originally released in 1996. Wall jump, backflip, and even fly as you explore paintings and collect Power Stars to save Princess Peach!
    Soak up the sun in the Super Mario Sunshine™ game, originally released in 2002, and spray the goop away with your water-spouting pal, FLUDD! You’ll need to collect Shine Sprites and clear the picturesque Isle Delfino of pollution—just look out for Bowser Jr.
    Defy gravity as you explore space in the Super Mario Galaxy™ game, originally released in 2007! Help Rosalina restore her ship by collecting Power Stars and save Princess Peach. Gently shake a Joy-Con™ controller to activate Mario’s Spin ability or pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend for some extra help in Co-Star Mode*.
    Even when you aren’t playing, you can enjoy the sounds that these worlds (and galaxies!) are so famous for. With three games, modern upgrades, and music-player mode, this collection is filled with fun for both new players and 3D platforming Mario masters. Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available as a limited-run retail edition and a digital edition that is available for a limited time until the end of March 2021.
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  1. Positive: 79 out of 100
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  1. Sep 16, 2020
    100
    Super Mario 3D All-Stars represents the pinnacle of platforming goodness and with perfect ports, as well as top notch optimisation for the console, it's a must-buy. For newcomers, they are getting the chance to experience the timeline of how Nintendo first experimented and mastered the 3D platformer, all the way up to it improving on the formula with each iteration. For stalwarts, it's a great excuse to dive back in and revisit a childhood hero in all his hat-wearing, moustache-twirling glory. Each inclusion has perfect character and level designs, as well as an ever-increasing level of innovation that simply cannot be matched by any other gaming company in the platforming genre. To sum up Super Mario 3D All-Stars in one word? Unmissable.
  2. Sep 16, 2020
    90
    Super Mario 3D All-Stars is an amazing retrospective that shows us the first few steps that the series took going into three-demensional space. Even in this original form the trilogy easily stands tall among most modern games with it's timeless game design. All we can do now is just appreciate this masterpieces and celebrate Mario's anniversary together.
  3. Oct 8, 2020
    90
    A collection of 3 marvelous, timeless titles, that could be improved upon a bit further, but still stand strong, defying the test of time. While the price should ironically be more like 35 instead of 60 and the availability should not suffer a six months long deadline, these are still one of the best Super Mario games of all time and nothing can change that. If you can get it - get it.
  4. Sep 16, 2020
    80
    It is undeniable that Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy are 3 titles that border on excellence. However, as a compilation, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is far from perfect.
  5. Oct 31, 2020
    80
    The three games it encompasses are fantastic, so Mario 3D All Stars is still worth buying. However, Nintendo is, ultimately, coasting off of the back of some amazing work it did more than a decade ago to sell what is ultimately a disappointingly barebones, facile celebration of gaming’s most important icon who truly deserves better.
  6. Ninty Fresh Magazine
    Dec 21, 2020
    75
    Super Mario 3D All-Stars is three masterpiece games in a lacklustre package thanks to poor upgrades, contrived control choices and barely any extra content. [Issue #2, p. 72]
  7. Sep 16, 2020
    60
    The standalone games themselves of course deserve higher scores, but the way this bundle is published seems very frugal, especially considering the 60 euro price tag that comes with it. In that manner, Nintendo could learn from the honorable and generous ways in which companies like Activision re-release their classics.

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  1. Sep 19, 2020
    10
    Great purist ports of some of the most important and fun platformers of our time.
  2. Sep 22, 2020
    10
    Playing the nearly 25 years old Super Mario64 on the switch is really an amazing experience. It is and it was really a game-changer. It isPlaying the nearly 25 years old Super Mario64 on the switch is really an amazing experience. It is and it was really a game-changer. It is perfect and needs no changes. It is pop-culture and art and should survive only in its original version. Mario never felt so enjoyable and depressed - yes, he feels strangely depressed in this masterpiece. And he already looks and moves perfectly. One cannot count the many amazing ideas ... newer titles for sure owe this game everything! Expand
  3. Sep 19, 2020
    9
    Estoy feliz con tanto entretenimiento y esta súper divertido ! Nunca termine el 64 y nunca jugué el sunshine ni el galaxy. Mario sinónimo deEstoy feliz con tanto entretenimiento y esta súper divertido ! Nunca termine el 64 y nunca jugué el sunshine ni el galaxy. Mario sinónimo de diversión garantizada Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2020
    7
    Great way to play the games on an HDtv. All 3 games are still fun to play till this day. However i wished they filled this collection withGreat way to play the games on an HDtv. All 3 games are still fun to play till this day. However i wished they filled this collection with more stuff. I mean, is it so hard to make a little booklet or show some history in the ingame menu with video's and pictures of the making? I expected a little more. Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2020
    5
    A piss take to the originals and a cash cow service.... To ask full price too.... Wow, Nintendo did a low blow with this release.
  6. Sep 23, 2020
    3
    3 solid games, but Nintendo continues to show their greed. They really should learn from Activision when it comes to caring about their3 solid games, but Nintendo continues to show their greed. They really should learn from Activision when it comes to caring about their classic games. I hope they will remake the Metriod Prime Trilogy in the respectful way, and not like this lazy cash-grab. AGAIN Expand
  7. Feb 5, 2021
    0
    My personal issue is that they didnt use the ntsc version of mario 64 and that I already have galaxy and sunshine and backwards compatible wiiMy personal issue is that they didnt use the ntsc version of mario 64 and that I already have galaxy and sunshine and backwards compatible wii and wii u to play them on. Had they released the ntsc version instead of the shindou edition i might be singing a slightly different tune. It's a real shame that they also didnt include mario 64 ds mario 3d land or mario galaxy 2. This and the lack of effort and new features this is almost as bad as it gets. Expand

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