'Limited Edition' Super Mario All-Stars re-release getting one last reprint

Ever since Nintendo pulled production of its limited edition Wii re-release of Super Mario All-Stars, copies of the highly-sought-after game have been selling on Ebay for as much as $80. Now, Nintendo has announced that it will give the game one last run.

The game, which is a port of the classic 1993 SNES title of the same name, includes historic Mario entries from the NES days including Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, and Super Mario Bros 3. It also includes a small booklet featuring the history of Mario, as well as a music CD of some of the most famous Mario tunes.

It was originally meant to only be briefly available for the holidays, but demand was high enough that Nintendo said last month that it would consider reprinting it, which it has now confirmed it will do.

The new copies will start shipping March 13, and will sell at the same price - $30. If you really want it (and it's debatable whether or not you should), don't wait - Nintendo has said that this will be the final printing.

Check out our take on the re-release in our first-ever Full-Access Preview from December.

Feb 16, 2011




  • IceBlueKirby - February 19, 2011 1:47 p.m.

    lol, way to sell a "limited" edition Ninty - just print it again because "MOAR PPL WANTS!" I had no interest in this before, and still don't, but at least now I can laugh at it.
  • 510BrotherPanda - February 17, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    Like a few people said already, I wish Nintendo would get its act together and re-release Metroid Prime Trilogy. Having already seen that this "collection" is just an EXACT carbon copy of the SNES version, MPT already looks like a better deal. I want the CD and booklet, but I really don't think it's worth the $30 for just those. Besides, I don't know why Nintendo is playing this up as Mario's "25th birthday"... He's at least 2-4 years older than that, having been in Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Mario Bros. well before SMB...
  • aaron171 - February 17, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    really? rereleasing mario? why not rerelase the Metroid Prime trilogy? IMO that was far superior to Mario all stars, plus there would probably be so many more people buying it
  • happydude007 - February 17, 2011 6:16 a.m.

    I'll buy two and sell one for an insane price....and I don't even own a Wii. I love game music, this will fit nicely with my collection... I still have the Zelda collection for Gamecube.
  • Spybreak8 - February 17, 2011 5:58 a.m.

    Geez they've got you by the balls and it's sad that what appears to be fan service is really a big cash cow. It wasn't worth it before since they didn't do anything with the games. Granted the book that comes with the package is nice but not worth that much (unless you're a big collector I suppose). I'll say it because nobody else will, they're milking this.
  • Killingjoke - February 17, 2011 4:37 a.m.

    Im a collector I got to get this even though its a big deal
  • grappler51 - February 17, 2011 4:27 a.m.

    Wish they'd do this for Metroid Prime Trilogy, I really want to get it but most copies are at least $90 on ebay ;_;
  • Japanaman - February 17, 2011 4:09 a.m.

    What's the point of buying this? It won't be worth as much as the first edition?
  • LaffPiranha - February 17, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    The cynic in me says the only reason to buy this game is so that it can be sold at a later date for a wee bit more cash. In which case, this is nothing more than novelty purchase disguising itself as a theoretical investment. Bravo, Nintendo: you've made this overly-expensive game collection tantamount to buying National Mint Collector Coins.
  • blakebeauchamp - February 17, 2011 3:30 a.m.

    Meh, if I've got money to blow I'll buy it, chances are I won't so whatever. I haven't bought a game for my wii in over a year and Frankly I don't mind, the releases for it since have been rather disappointing in my opinion.
  • Jesse1066 - February 17, 2011 3:30 a.m.

    And the SNES game was remakes of NES games.
  • Ironarm - February 17, 2011 3:29 a.m.

    I'm so glad I got mine for Christmas. I think it's a fantastic game for any Mario fan to have.
  • EnigmaSpirit - February 17, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    so it's a limitedish release of a port of a snes game.
  • lolwizards - February 17, 2011 3:02 a.m.

    I'll probably get it to sell it.

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