‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ brings 3 classic games to Nintendo Switch — here’s how to buy the collection before it’s gone for good in April


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In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the “Super Mario” franchise, Nintendo released “Super Mario 3D All-Stars,” a collection of three of the iconic plumber’s classic adventures for the Nintendo Switch. The games included are “Super Mario 64,” “Super Mario Sunshine,” and “Super Mario Galaxy,” all of which were previously unavailable on the Switch.

“Super Mario 3D All-Stars” costs $60, and both physical and digital versions are available. However, Nintendo says “Super Mario 3D All-Stars” will only be available until March 31, at which point the digital download will no longer be sold and new physical copies will no longer be made.

It’s unclear why “Super Mario 3D All-Stars” is only available for a limited time, especially since “Super Mario” is Nintendo’s flagship franchise and fans have been eager to see the games restored and preserved on Nintendo’s newest hardware.

Digital versions of “Super Mario 64, and “Super Mario Galaxy” were available on Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U. “Super Mario Sunshine” was released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2002 and the game has never been made available digitally before “Super Mario 3D All-Stars.”

Hopefully, Nintendo will make the individual games available as separate digital downloads when “Super Mario 3D All-Stars” is no longer available, and with any luck, “Super Mario Galaxy 2” will be added to the Switch library as well.

How to buy ‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ for the Nintendo Switch

You can buy “Super Mario 3D All-Stars” digitally through Nintendo’s eShop for $60, which will let you download the game to play right away, so long as you have the required 4.9GB install space. As noted above, the game will only be available to buy until March 31.

If you want a physical copy to keep long after Nintendo stops selling “Super Mario 3D All-Stars,” you can buy the game at most major retailers, including GameStopTarget, and Best Buy

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What other Mario games are coming to the Nintendo Switch?

“Super Mario 3D All-Stars” is just one part of Nintendo’s big celebration for the “Super Mario” franchise’s 35th anniversary. 

Another updated release for the Switch, “Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury” is now available to buy for $60. The games is a remastered version of the 2013 Wii U release, adding online play and a new set of levels. 

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