Super Mario All-Stars

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Super Mario All-Stars
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If you wanted to find 4 Mario games in 1 cartridge, you might get this game as a result.
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Release Date: August 1993
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Franchise: Mario
Next Game: Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition

Super Mario All-Stars is a compilation of four Mario games originally for the Nintendo Entertainment System, released in August 1993 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was ported to the Nintendo Wii in 2010 to celebrate Mario's 25th Anniversary. It was added to the Nintendo Switch's virtual console library in September 2020 to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary.

Why It Rocks

  1. Contains all the four classic Mario games from the NES and improves the graphics and sound.
  2. A save feature is now possible, with four save files on each game.
  3. The Lost Levels, which was added to this compilation, was the actual Super Mario Bros. 2 which was not originally released in NA or Europe due to high difficulty. It was also the first time it was released outside Japan.
  4. Many bugs and glitches from the original games were fixed.
  5. A version of this game also included Super Mario World, which is the best selling game for the system and considered to be one of the greatest games ever made.
  6. A remake of Mario Bros. is also included in Super Mario Bros. 3, accessible from the title screen.
  7. The first compilation that combined good games into one package.

Bad Qualities

  1. The Wii version is a huge disgrace to the original SNES release.
  2. The manual recommends that players should hold the controller with their right thumb on the Y and B Buttons, even though the X and A Buttons (with controls set to Type A) work the same way as their counterparts and some players will prefer to use the X and A Buttons rather than what the manual recommends.
  3. On the other hand, when referring to Princess Peach (called just "The Princess" there) it only states about holding the B Button to have her float in mid-air (despite that the A Button also works); but if set to Type B controls, the B Button is used for dashing and attacking therefore some of the info is inaccurate. Only the A Button which is used for jumping on both control types remains unaffected.


  • Super Mario All-Stars is the second-best selling game for the SNES behind Super Mario World.





3 months ago
Score -3
It's nice that Lost Levels is in this collection, but why would anyone want to play that game again? You still have to suffer 32 frustrating levels without using warps to unlock World 9. At least you don't have to beat the game several times to unlock Worlds A-D in this port.


2 days ago
Score 0
I played this game when I was a child. :)

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