Four new games added to $20 Nintendo Selects line

Today Nintendo revealed the next four classic Wii titles to earn the "Nintendo Selects" treatment - Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!! and Super Mario Galaxy, one of this generation's best games period. As of August 28, each will be marked at $19.99 and semi-ruined with gawdy red packaging. Serious (i.e. anal retentive) collectors should hit stores ASAP to scoop up the remaining white-boxed copies marked down to $20 before the Selects versions are all that's left!

In all seriousness, these are all outstanding titles (Strikers less so, but still quality) that more than justify the purchase of a Wii, should you be among the nine who don't already own one. I know we all joke about dust collecting on this system, so now's the chance to put it to good use; and if you forgot, the previous four games in this line are worth your time too. As for today's reveals, here's our verdict on all four:

Punch-Out!! review
Brilliantly walks the line between casual punchy-punchy and hardcore depth



Super Paper Mario review
A near-perfect blend of old, new and RPG chatiness



Mario Strikers Charged review
The most eye-poppingly intense "sports sim" on Wii



Super Mario Galaxy
Prepare to have a smile permanently branded on your face



August 16, 2011




  • Dabenguin - August 16, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    One of the last articles by Brett Elston *sob*
  • db1331 - August 16, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    If you own a Wii and do not already have SMG, you are a tool. I will also vouch for Super Paper Mario being a great time.
  • batmanboy11 - August 16, 2011 6:42 p.m.

    Good deal... for the few wii owners that care and don't have these games already.
  • UsernameLoser - August 16, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    Your my favorite GR editor, mainly because of the haircut, Spidey fandom, and the fact that you fave an awesome voice. Let us look back all those years.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - August 16, 2011 6:56 p.m.

    These are only just now being added to this list? Nintendo, get your shit together. Mario Galaxy should have been added when Mario Galaxy 2 was added.
  • NeonTheSalmon - August 16, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    <33 you Brett
  • codystovall - August 16, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    These are really old, I mean new but y'know old.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - August 16, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    I also <33 you, Brett.
  • NightCrawler_358 - August 16, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    I've wanted to pick up Paper Mario for a bit, but its always 50 bucks, so this is nice. Also, I just picked up Punchout-Wii for 15 bucks at Blockbusters the other week. (they're still kicking in Canada...)
  • kingsmikefan - August 16, 2011 11:54 p.m.

    We'll miss you, Brett...I'm not crying.
  • Darkhawk - August 17, 2011 4:49 a.m.

    What happened to Brett?
  • ashleymenvielle - August 17, 2011 5:40 a.m.

    You will be truly missed Brett! Hope you have lots of fun over at Capcom....(tear)
  • Aforextreme - August 19, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    Only one I haven't played is Mario Strikers Charged (but I have the GameCube original, and how different could it possibly be?) This might actually give me good incentive to get Super Paper Mario and Mario Galaxy again, to re-complete my Wii collection.
  • locke09 - September 4, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    Been meaning to pick up Paper Mario for a while now.
  • dizzzydragon - September 4, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    Need punch out! :D PWEEz

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