A new collection of Mario games is now available to play in the SNES Nintendo Switch Online library. Super Mario All-Stars has arrived in the service as part of today’s Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary celebrations. This SNES collection brings together four enhanced Super Mario titles that were initially released for the NES / Famicom. Those NES versions are still present in the Switch Online library too.
The four games are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Famicom’s Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (the Japanese SMB2). The SNES collection updated the NES games with new audio and 16-bit graphics when it launched back in 1993, and we’re expecting much of the same for this Nintendo Switch Online version.
Of course, this was only part of today’s Mario anniversary announcements. Super Mario Bros. 35 was revealed and is basically a 2D Mario take on battle royale. Meanwhile, another All-Stars collection of remasters is coming to Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All-Stars brings Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy to Switch later this month.
After months and months of waiting, the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct finally happened. Most of the big announcements were already leaked, but some surprises were kept under wraps. What are you most excited about from today’s Direct?