Super Mario All Stars Articles RSS Feed | Super Mario All Stars RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network The Original Super Mario All-Stars is on Nintendo Switch Online Thu, 03 Sep 2020 14:07:58 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The original Super Mario All-Stars, featuring enhanced versions of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s Super Mario Bros. games, just landed on the Nintendo Switch eShop. It’s part of Nintendo’s celebrations for Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary. It was announced during a special Mario-themed Nintendo Direct.

Super Mario All-Stars is the same as it was for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It includes Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3.

Just like with the original release, all four games boast improved graphics and audio over their NES counterparts.

Unlike the just-announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars Collection, the Switch version of Super Mario All-Stars is not a limited-time release. It’s available now on the Switch eShop — but only as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Super NES Collection. It's not available for purchase at this time.

Still, barring any unexpected shenanigans, it should remain playable for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Super Mario 35th anniversary news as it develops. 

Mobile Gaming – Is It Set to Grow Even More? Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:24:11 -0500 vishal kumawat

You only have to analyse the success of Pokémon Go to understand how the mobile gaming industry has experienced an explosion over recent years. With over 27 million downloads being made per day at its peak (around three weeks after the initial release) and around £16 million being raked in during a 24/7 period, there’s never been a game like it -- but what’s next for the mobile industry?

Are people happy downloading staples such as Scrabble and Wink Bingo or are they looking for something even more brilliant than Pokémon Go?

Why Pokémon Go was such a success

Before we can discuss the future of the industry it’s helpful to assess why Pokémon Go was such a hit and work out if this mass hysteria could possibly transcend to another game in the near future.

Popular brand

Well, firstly, Pokémon Go was released by a brand that’s captivated the world since the early 1990s. A brand so powerful that fans across the world wait eagerly for what’s to come next spurred on by the past successes of toys, cards, games movies and more.

With this in mind, it’s clear that if big names get their act together and work hard to create an experience that’s second to none – the future of mobile gaming could grow bigger and bigger. And with Nintendo set to bring Super Mario Run to smartphones in time for Christmas it seems there’s a lot to look forward to in the upcoming months.

But it seems Nintendo aren’t actually planning to outshine Pokémon Go in terms of functionality, keeping Super Mario Run simple in a bid to attract both old and new gamers and upholding the true essence of what Mario is all about – navigating two-dimensional landscapes, jumping over obstacles and collecting coins.

Free to download

Another reason for Pokémon Go’s success is that you can download it for free. There’s no initial charge meaning that if you want in on the action you can do so without spending a penny – so what’s the catch? And how did Pokémon Go bring in such a large amount of cash? Well, this is all down to in-app purchases, which, when you’re knee-deep into a game become somewhat necessary – after all, you can’t get your hands on helpful accessories that help catch Pokémon without using the app’s in-game currency, PokéCoins.

So what’s the relevancy of this clever marketing and money-making strategy? Well, it just goes to show how much cash can be generated from the mobile industry. So long as the games are of a high standard, people will be willing to pay to unlock special features opening up a host of possibilities within the online gaming world.

Top-notch features

There’s no doubt about it, Pokémon Go highlighted the brilliance of augmented reality and movement with regards to online gaming, but as competitors take note and try to gain back their fans, it feels like we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg.

Well-known brands surely aren’t going to sit back and let companies like Nintendo and developers Niantic steal the limelight with many already doing what they can to add a new dimension to their releases.


Mobile gaming is a relatively new concept and therefore the idea that it has already reached its peak is somewhat hard to believe – so watch this space and being a game lover I'd love to see this go far long.

Best retro gaming buys: SNES games under $50 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:30:01 -0400 kate.farrow

Last week’s post gave you the hardware. Today’s post will give you the must-have games for your Super Nintendo. The best SNES games don’t come cheap, but these tried and true titles are worth it. Part one of this series includes games that can be bought for under $50.

Donkey Kong Country

 Donkey Kong Country - $21.25 and up (used)

Really, all three of the Donkey Kong Country games for SNES were good. Do yourself a favor and snag a used copy.

Super Mario World

Super Mario World - $19.98 and up (used)

Classic Mario. Get all the Yoshis (winged blue yoshi is best yoshi). Go to the Star World. Find the secret endings to each level.

Super Mario All Star

Meta Mario! Play multiple Mario games in one cartridge. This includes Super Mario Bros 2, which isn’t in the Mario franchise at all in Japan, but instead is a game called Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic. While new versions of the game come up at $240, there are plenty of used copies ranging from $24 and up.

Super Mario Kart

Definitely one of the best Mario Karts out there. The only comparable Mario Kart might have been Mario Kart 64. (I’m not at all biased) Used copies of the game can be had from $34 and up.

Stay tuned for Part 2: Best retro gaming buys for SNES under $100!

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