Super Mario 3D All-Stars lands on Nintendo Switch on September 18 (see it at Best Buy). That’s coming right up, so fans of the world’s most famous Italian plumber won’t have to wait long to get their hands on it. 3D All-Stars is a collection of three classic 3D platformers that originally appeared on three generations of Nintendo hardware. But it’s already starting to sell out at major retailers, so if you’ve been on the fence, time appears to be running out.
Preorder Super Mario 3D All Stars
Get it at Best Buy – $59.99
Get it at GameStop – $59.99
Get it at Target – $59.99
Get it at Nintendo eShop (digital) – $59.99
Get it at Amazon – SOLD OUT
Get it at Walmart – SOLD OUT
Weirdly, Nintendo is calling this a limited-edition game. The company says the physical version will available at retailers in a “limited run,” and the digital version will be available to purchase from the Nintendo eShop only until the end of March 2021. After that, it will apparently be unavailable for purchase. Why? ¯_(ツ)_/¯
That said, both physical and digital copies are still available to preorder, for now at least. Amazon ran out yesterday, and Walmart followed suit soon after.
What games are we talking about here? We’re talking about the 1996 Nintendo 64 classic Super Mario 64, which helped pave the way for 3D gaming in general back when the concept seemed fairly futuristic. Then there’s the 2002 GameCube platformer Super Mario Sunshine, a divisive entry in the series if ever there was one. And finally, it includes the 2007 Wii masterpiece Super Mario Galaxy. You can see our reviews for those games (and more) in our feature Every Mainline Mario Review Ever.
All of the games have improved graphics and higher resolutions so they’ll look good on modern screens. Super Mario Sunshine got an entirely new 16:9 aspect ratio. Also, Nintendo has optimized the controls for Super Mario Galaxy so you can use Joy-Cons to do the things that required the Wii remote in the original. The collection also comes with a music player mode that lets you browse through to the original soundtrack of each game.
As usual with Nintendo games, Super Mario 3D All Stars is only coming out in a standard edition. No special editions or preorder bonuses have been announced, but we’ll add them here if anything new pops up in the future. In the meantime, if you do preorder the game, you can check out how to snag yourself a free pin set. You’ll get pins from Mario 1, 2, 3, World, and 64. It’s pretty cool.
Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Collectible Pin Set
You can obtain a cool pin set just by pre-ordering Super Mario 3D All-Stars — and doing a few online “Missions.”
Here’s our full guide for how to get the Super Mario Bros. Collectible Pin Set.
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Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.
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