You Can Grab Super Mario 3D All-Stars For $39 Before It’s Gone For Good

You Can Grab Super Mario 3D All-Stars For $39 Before It’s Gone For Good
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Back in September of last year, Nintendo released Super Mario 3D All-Stars to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. This retro bundle for the Switch includes revamped versions of Super Mario 64Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. This was the first time these titles were available to play on the Switch, and the first time Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy have been available to play outside of their original consoles.

Reviews for Super Mario 3D All-Stars were pretty positive across the board, which isn’t too surprising considering how well received the individual titles were during their individual release. The collection is a fantastic celebration of the 3D Mario titles, but like all parties, this celebration wasn’t meant to last. When the game was announced it was also announced that it’ll be discontinued at the end of March.

This article has been updated since its original publication.

Where can you get a $39 copy?

Online retailer eBay has been running a series of massive deals every Tuesday as a part of it’s eBay Tuesday sales event.

One of this week’s big deals is Super Mario 3D All-Stars for only $39, which is the cheapest price going for the game.

This deal will be available at 10am and 4pm (AEDT) on March 30, but there is limited stock. If you really want it, you’ll need to act fast.

That isn’t the only eBay Tuesday deal available today, either. You can also pick up a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $49, down from the usual $99.95. This deal will also be available at 10am and 4pm (AEDT) on March 30 in limited quantities.

These deals are only available to if you’re an eBay Plus member, so you need to be signed up beforehand. If you aren’t already a member, eBay offers a 30 day free trial.

If you don’t want to be charged the annual membership fee of $49 you’ll need to cancel the subscription before this trial period ends.

When will Super Mario 3D All-Stars be discontinued?

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a limited time release, with a set availability of six months. That means that Nintendo will no longer be supplying new copies of the game from March 31 (this goes for digital sales as well). You’ll still be able to buy the game off the shelf at your retailer of choice, but once those stores are sold out, the game is gone for good.

It’s a shame this is such a limited release, because Super Mario 64, Sunshine and Galaxy are all great games. You can probably pick up a second hand copy of the game later on, but there’s a good chance that scalpers will try to price gouge you.

Where else can I buy 3D All-Stars?

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If you missed on either of eBay’s drops, there are a few other options you can take.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars retails for $79.95, but you can save yourself some money depending on where you choose to buy it. You’ll find the cheapest copy of 3D All-Stars at Kogan for $62. After that, Amazon and Catch are both offering it for $63, while JB Hi-Fi  has it for $64.

The Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch is back

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While 3D All-Stars won’t be around for much longer, it looks like Nintendo’s cool Game & Watch throwback has been restocked. This handheld comes preloaded with the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, a Mario-themed version of the original Game & Watch title Ball, and, most importantly, a digital clock.

Some retailers have been taking pre-orders for the handheld, but it looks like it’s currently available to buy on Amazon. If you missed out on it during the original run, now is your time to strike.

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Comments

  • Just fuck Nintendo SO hard for releasing shit like this, in limited fucking quantities. I shouldn’t have to miss out on stuff just because I can’t get away from work for weeks at a time. And pre-orders don’t help, because EB just sell the shit out from under you if you don’t make it by the following Friday.

    Over being a Nintendo fan atm.

    • See if Amazon still has them, I got mine from there with a preorder discount. I’m not a huge fan of most of the ports though, like them changing button layouts with the lack of analogue triggers. It doesn’t feel as nice as playing on the original consoles.

  • I’ll counter the headline of this article to say “don’t bother.” I bought it… foolishly… and I regret it every time I think about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mario and Nintendo but this was a lazy cash grab by Nintendo. The games are all running on emulators, Mario Sunshine has visible debug cubes, and the Pro Controller controls for Galaxy are horrendous. Most heinous of all is the fact that Mario 64, one of the best and most influential games of all time, has barely had anything done to bring it up to a visual standard that would be passable today. This isn’t even the 3DS Mario 64 which included Luigi, Wario and Yoshi as playable characters; it’s the bog standard N64 version. They didnt even bother to improve the textures, something that PC emulators do as standard.

    For a 35th anniversary collection, this should have been so much more, especially at the price Nintendo is charging for it. Anyone remember Mario All Stars for the SNES? Nintendo improved the graphicsand music for all three games, included both the US and Japanese versions of Mario 2 and included a fantastic menu system. But here theyve just emulated the games, in as lazy a fashion as possible, and charged a AAA price for the privlege.

    Even money grubbing Activision redid the original Syro games with modern graphics, but that was too much for Nintendo, the richest company in Japan. Galaxy 2 isn’t included, and it should have been! And if you were hoping for extras you get… a sound test screen that lets you play the music from the games. Yay?

    I bought it digitally otherwise I would have absoloutely returned it. Svae yourself the disappointment and don’t buy this garbage. Nintendo makes great games, but this isn’t one of them, and Nintendo shouldn’t be rewarded for doing something this lazy.

  • Nintendo can shove it, if they cant be bothered selling a game any more then as far as im concerned its fair game to borrow it from Uncle Torrence until such time that they start printing it again.

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