By Marilena Papagiannopoulou
Everybody knows the guy who jumps around and gets coins from brick blocks, Nintendo’s Super Mario! This year Super Mario marks 35 years of amazing games, alongside with hundreds of memories, and of course Nintendo had to celebrate it with an interesting list of events and titles for the Nintenders who own a Nintendo Switch.
Firstly, a vast amount of new game titles has been announced, some already released and some available to preorder at the Nintendo Eshop. Let’s start with the list:
- Making 3 significant tittles obtainable for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario 3D All-Stars bring Super Mario 64 (Nintendo Entertainment System or NES), Super Mario Sunshine (Nintendo GameCube) and Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) to life again for every player, old and new, who wants to experience those awesome adventures. The tittle is already available to be purchased in digital and physical version.
- Super Mario Bros. players have a unique way to play the game now, with the Super Mario Bros. 35. In this game, players try to beat other 34 players who play simultaneously and try to reach the top. For a person to win, it requires fast reflexes as the enemies of every other player regenerates at your screen when they are defeated from the other players. There are also 4 new moves and a roulette you can use to help you win. The title is already available only for Nintendo Switch Online Members and it will last until March 31 2021.
- An interesting title is going to release making a Wii U game attainable for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D World+Bowser’s Fury will soon be procurable for the Switch, making Wii U and 3Ds players full of memories. The tittle will be available on February 12 2021.
- A new game is added in the Super NES Online Collection called Super Mario All-Starts. This title features 4 priceless games, Super Mario Bros. (1985), Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels (1986), Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) and Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990). The title is already available only for Nintendo Switch Online Members.
Moreover, new events and features will be added in various games. More specifically:
- In November, a Super Mario-themed Ninji Speedruns Course is coming for players who own Super Mario Maker 2.
- An Online Tournament with Super Mario Series Fighters will be held for Smash Bros. Ultimate players later this year (Nintendo VS Challenge Cup).
- A Super Mario-themed Splatfest will be held for Splatoon 2 players in January 2021.
- Super Mario-themed furniture is coming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March 2021.
Furthermore, games and merchandise are here to fascinate us. With more details:
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is coming in October 16. This game combines video gaming and imagination, by giving the player the chance to make his room, house or whatever he wants his track. He can play with his friends, alongside their cars, and have a blast together.
- A special Super Mario-themed Game and Watch System is coming out in November 13. In this Game and Watch System Super Mario Bros. is available to be played and it tells us the time with an outstanding Super Mario way!
- Historical merchandise is available at the Nintendo Store. Super Mario 35th Anniversary-themed and Super Mario Splatfest-themed T-shirts have made their way at https://store.nintendo.com/ .
- Super Mario-themed products are available to purchase. Particularly:
- Puma has a Super Mario-themed pair of shoes (RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64), available at https://eu.puma.com/gr/el/pd/rs-dreamer-super-mario-64-basketball-shoes/194606.html# .
- Black Milk has Super Mario-themed outfits, available at https://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/blackmilk-x-super-mario .
- Hasbro has 2 new Super Mario-themed board games, Monopoly Super Mario Celebration Edition and Jenga Super Mario Edition.
- Jakks PACIFIC has a Super Mario doll, available at https://www.jakks.com/ .
- LEGO has welcomed more member in the LEGO family, specifically Super Mario LEGO and NES LEGO, available at https://www.lego.com/
Last but not least, a pretty cool contest is running but, unfortunately, is only available for player living at US-Canada region.
These are the events and elements are featured due to the Super Mario 35th Anniversary and I am excited for each and every one of them!
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