Review: Super Mario All-Stars – All That Glitters Isn’t Necessarily Gold

Has this star begun to fade?

Now that SNES games are available on Nintendo Switch Online, we’ve decided to revisit each of them in a fresh review. Enjoy!


On its mid-1993 bow, Super Mario All-Stars was greeted with the sort of rapturous praise usually reserved for pontiffs, or a new Daft Punk album. This was a compilation of a generosity never-before-seen goodies, packing in the stone-cold classic NES titles Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. Not only that, but each game had been remade; brand new and totally redrawn graphics taking advantage of the rich colour palette of the Super Nintendo, a save feature for each game and – best of all – the first western release of the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2, presented here as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

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