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The unsuccessful prototype that became Super Mario Bros. 2

Before there was a Super Mario Bros. 2 (in the US), and before there was a Doki Doki Panic, Nintendo was messing around with the idea of vertical platforming. "The idea was that you would have people vertically ascending, and you would have items and blocks that you could pile up to go higher, or...

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Nintendo 'exploring option' of reprinting Super Mario All-Stars

Nintendo wasn't kidding about Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition being limited -- the game has become hard to find since its December release, with eBay prices hovering around the $70–80 mark. According to Nintendo PR director Marc Franklin, it may become easier to find in the future,...

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Inside Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition

There's more to Super Mario All-Stars: Limited Edition than an unaltered, emulated version of a game that came out in 1993. In short, it's a really nice package. Nintendo sent over the collection today in advance of its Sunday release, so we thought we'd give you a look at the packaging, the...

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Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary book out in Japan next week

For those Mario lovers who want more commemorative book than is included with the Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition, Enterbrain is publishing its own brand of "Super Mario 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book" in Japan on December 9. The 144-page page-turner includes a retrospective interview...

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Super Mario All-Stars was almost 'Mario Extravaganza'

Before Super Mario All-Stars got the name we're familiar with (and the even more staid Japanese game "Super Mario Collection"), the team considered other titles, including the more exciting "Mario Extravaganza." That's one of the factoids revealed by this Iwata Asks interview with Naoki Mori and...

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Holiday sales more crucial to Nintendo than competitors, says Fils-Aime

Speaking at the BMO Capital Markets Annual Digital Entertainment Conference in New York today, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime highlighted the importance of this year's holiday season, and contrasted his company's greater reliance on the end-of-year sales boom over that of...

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Happy birthday, Mario! We share cake with Mario and Miyamoto at NYC's Nintendo World Store

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., Nintendo invited fans to celebrate with an incredible cake, adorned with recreations of levels from the game. Not only did Mario show up, but so did his creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, and NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime....

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Super Mario All-Stars U.S. box art revealed, Iwata Asks talks music

Listen, if you're a dyed-in-the-wool Wii owner who hasn't already purchased the entire Super Mario catalog on Virtual Console, you're probably going to pick up the 25th Anniversary Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition package. Nintendo recently revealed exactly what the game you'll be hunting for...

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Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition hits North America on Dec. 12

Nintendo of America has announced plans to celebrate Super Mario Bros.' 25th anniversary by selling us Super Mario All-Stars again. On December 12, the Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition will be released in North America, with the same contents as the European and Japanese releases: the game on a...

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Super Mario used to pack a beam gun

OK, so our jealousy of Japan and Europe and their Super Mario Bros. collectors editions has become utterly crushing. N-Styles provides the proverbial camel-back-breaking straw with some original design docs included in the package's history book. Not only are they so totally gorgeous that we...

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