When Nintendo of America announced it would be releasing a Mario 25th Anniversary edition Wii in North America, fans around the country began squealing with excitement. They did this, not because of the candy red apple Wii itself, but rather at the presumptuous thought that Nintendo of America would include a copy of the highly desired Super Mario All-Stars. With word that both Japan and Europe would see the collection hit their store shelves this fall, North Americans let out a collective, “Gah!” when NOA stated that the beloved bundle would not include their favorite plumber’s compilation. However, the nerd rage wasn’t for naught as the great Nintendo revealed, today, that Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition would indeed be making its way to the states this December.
In typical limited edition fashion, the game will boot an exorbitant amount of goodies including: a soundtrack, a 32 page behind-the-scenes info and concept art booklet, and of course the main attraction: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and, my personal favorite, Super Mario Bros. 3.
Sporting a US$29.99 price tag, you can’t really go wrong with this one if you’re a fan of the little guy in red. With the commemorative Wii bundle and now All-Stars, I think it’s safe to say that it’s a very good time to be a Mario fan.