Super Mario Bros The Lost Levels Articles RSS Feed | Super Mario Bros The Lost Levels 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. 

Nintendo Switch Online’s April NES Games Announced Wed, 03 Apr 2019 17:11:55 -0400 Michael House

As with every month since October 2018, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can look forward to new additions to their complimentary NES library this April.

On April 10, subscribers of the service will be able to play Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and Star Soldier through the NES app. Nintendo accompanied the announcement of these additions with a trailer:

This update to the NES app is notable in that it will be the first one this year to add three games instead of two. All of 2018’s updates included three.

Also, when this update goes live, Switch owners will have available on their system both versions of the follow-up to the classic Super Mario Bros. Although Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is called Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan, Nintendo deemed it too difficult to market as a sequel outside of the region. The sequel released for other regions was included in the February update.

Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream is another game with an interesting history  though it’s a rerelease of the first Punch-Out!! game, it’s not a rerelease of the original version, which featured celebrity boxer Mike Tyson. After Nintendo’s contract with Tyson expired, the company replaced his sprite with that of Mr. Dream, an original character.

Regarding Star Soldier, it will join Gradius and TwinBee as one of the NES app's shoot 'em up titles.

Following this update, there will be nearly 40 NES games available via Nintendo Switch Online. Those looking to feel nostalgia or introduce themselves to some classics can visit Nintendo's website to see which NES games are currently on the app. 

Fortunately for newcomers to these NES titles, the app comes with features that make them accessible to modern audiences, such as the ability to save at any point and the option to choose an easier version of some games.