Super Mario All-Stars

aka: Mario Extravaganza, Super Mario Collection
Moby ID: 6613
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Super Mario All-Stars is a collection of previously released Super Mario NES platform games. Each title is presented with its original gameplay and level design but has been given a makeover in the graphics and sound department. A save option has been added allowing players to store the session data.

Included in Super Mario All-Stars are the following games:

  • Super Mario Bros.: Mario and Luigi must rescue the Princess and the Mushroom Retainers from the evil King Bowser.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels: known as Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan, this game features the same style of gameplay as the original Super Mario Bros. The game contains poison mushrooms, which will shrink or kill Mario, and new and old enemies, such as Flying Bloopers.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2: also known as Super Mario USA in Japan, Mario and friends discover a mysterious land, called Subcon, that is being destroyed by Wart and his minions. They must rescue this strange land from the tyrant.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3: Bowser, with the help of his Koopalings, takes over the Mushroom Kingdom's 7 lands and turns their kings into creatures. It's now up to Mario and Luigi to save the Mushroom Kingdom

Spellings

  • スーパーマリオコレクション - Japanese spelling
  • 슈퍼마리오 올스타즈 - Korean spelling

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Critics

Average score: 94% (based on 20 ratings)

Players

Average score: 4.3 out of 5 (based on 152 ratings with 5 reviews)

The ultimate Mario collection...so far!

The Good
This will probably go down in history as the ultimate Mario collection, unless Nintendo has something special planned for Mario's 25th anniversary. What you get in this amazing package is Super Mario Bros, Super Mario 2, Super Mario 3, and The Lost Worlds, the original Mario 2 that was not released in the US. There is even a special copy of this cartridge available that has Super Mario World in it.

Looking at these games individually, you can clearly see the evolution of both Mario games and the platformer genre. Mario 1 is easily the most simplistic and old school of the games. Mario 2 is a clear example of what happens when a company meddles with a game to draw in a different crowd (Starfox Adventures comes to mind...). The series really hit it big with Mario, which is probably the most recognizable Mario game apart from Mario 64. And The Lost Levels is a slap in the face to the U.S. gaming community because Nintendo believed it was "too hard" for most American gamers.

The Bad
As platform games, these are perfect and the granddaddy of the genre. Everything in this release has been improved from the original: graphics, sound, colors...level design was thankfully left alone. These games still offer probably the most diverse gaming experience out there, and will immediately be recognizable to anyone who ever owned a NES.

It would have been nice to have a perfectly emulated copy of The Lost Worlds, just for comparison, but I imagine that wouldn't fit on the cartridge.

The Bottom Line
This is the perfect example of a compilation game. It not only includes all the classics, but improves them in subtle ways that do not ruin them in the least. If Nintendo wasn't so focused on the business side of things, they would have released this on GBA and gamers everywhere would have been very happy.

SNES · by STU2 (52) · 2005

Super Mario All-Stars Review

The Good
The Graphics were PERFECT!!!! For all you people from 83', you should still try it, it's the same thing as the original with the original music that is updated(and sounds A LOT better),and The Graphics are tweaked up a bit...but they RULE!!!!!!...It's pretty much buying something so rare and amazing at a cheap price!!! It's all your Mario games for the NES...It includes Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and The Never-before released in America....Super Mario: The Lost Levels!!!!! If you are just starting to use the SNES and don't know how to play, you can Switch the controls... The other All-Stars includes Super Mario World! Play over Hundreds of even thousands of Levels on Each game...so If you got a Super Nintendo Entertainment System laying around...go buy this...It is TOTALLY worth it!!!!

The Bad
Well...They should have put the older versions in there, but I understand that 1 cartridge does'nt have a lot of memory, AND 4 Games in 1 is good enough for Me!!!

The Bottom Line
The Bottom Line...It's the Best Mario Game (or Games) Ever!!!!! Buy it at a cheap price (It's about $5.00-$10.00)...It's totally worth it.

SNES · by Blake Smith (5) · 2006

Distilled Perfection

The Good
A compilation of classics, often imitated, never replicated.

The Bad
Lost Levels is too hard. Caveat: It's fine if you stick with the primary game, 1-1 through 8-4. No game this difficult should require multiple clears just to see all the content. That feature should have been removed.

The Bottom Line
The standard by which all 2D platformers are judged.

SNES · by John Binky (1) · 2021

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Trivia

Super Mario 2

The Super Mario 2 game wasn't intended to be a Mario game at all. It originates from the Japanese game "Doki Doki Panic", which was reworked by Nintendo (they changed some sprites and screens) and released in USA as "Super Mario Bros. 2". In Japan, there is another SMB2 - which is called "Super Mario Bros. - Lost Levels" in this cartridge, which plays more like SMB1 but is much more difficult.

Awards

  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #37 (Best 100 Games of All Time) (Referencing SMB 1 only)
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #14 (Best 100 Games of All Time) (Referencing SMB 2 only)
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #2 (Best 100 Games of All Time) (Referencing SMB 3 only)

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Game added June 7, 2002. Last modified February 20, 2024.