Nightly News Roundup: 2010.12.13

Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition hits American retailers, DLC Monday, and a shout-out to an impressive gaming mash-up.

By Robert Thompson. Posted 12/13/2010 23:52 2 Comments     ShareThis

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Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition now available at American retail

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, this year is the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., which Nintendo is celebrating by releasing Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition. The set includes the games Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3 all on one disc for Wii, as well as a Super Mario History booklet filled with all sorts of Mario goodness and a Super Mario History soundtrack CD featuring music and sound effects from throughout the beloved series.

Want to get your hands on this amazing collection? You can at retailers everywhere. Worried it will cost your first-born? Fear not: only $29.99 for four games, a tome of unparalleled knowledge, and a music so full of rock you’ll forget the likes of Mozart and Bob Dylan.

Source: Nintendo press release


DLC Monday: Nintendo may be serious about this demo thing

You know it’s the holiday season when Nintendo recognizes all three of their current download services– let’s hope they make a New Year’s resolution to keep it up. WiiWare and DSiWare get three titles each this week, with Virtual Console down but not out with a single release.

Truth be told, WiiWare has a bit of an edge on DSiWare this week– while three full titles are released, a demo of a new release hits the service as well. That title is lilt line from the makers of the Bit.Trip series Gaijin Games. For 500 Wii Points for the full title and a sweet nothin’ for the demo, you too can snag this award-winning rhythm racing game. Also for 500 Wii Points is the minigame collection Family Games for those who want a concept title for the requisite seasonal family bonding time. Rounding out the WiiWare releases is Violin Paradise for 700 Wii Points, letting up to four players participate as a conductor, violinist, violist or cellist.

Virtual Console’s only release is DARIUS TWIN, originally for Super NES, and now for 800 Wii Points. Reclaim the planet Darius by yourself or with a friend in this horizontal scrolling shooter.

DSiWare’s releases this week starts off with the adorably-named Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ for 800 Nintendo DSi Points, challenging gamers to destroy zombies with a variety of weapons. But if mowing down the undead isn’t your thing, for 500 Nintendo DSi Points you can hold the power of a recording studio in your hand with Jam Space: PocketStudio. Rounding out this week’s DSiWare releases is Just SING! Christmas Songs, the appropriately-timed entry to the Just SING! franchise for 200 Nintendo DSi Points.

Source: Nintendo press release


Celebrate Mario’s 25th with Tuper Tario Tros.

Either some gamer has committed Inception on independent game developer Swing Swing Submarine, or they’re just that good: not only did they combine the beloved classics of Tetris and Super Mario Bros., but they pulled it off well. The premise: control everyone’s favorite plucky plumber, until he arrives at a wall that not even he can jump over, then go Tetris on it to get it out of the way. Rinse, lather, repeat in this gem Flash game. Do yourself a favor and play this game. It’s been around for almost a year now, but there’s now no excuse to wait any longer.

Source: Swing Swing Submarine: Tuper Tario Tros.

2 Responses to “Nightly News Roundup: 2010.12.13”

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    xeacons says...

    Actually, I barely managed to get a hold of SMAS. That thing sold out (by reservations) two weeks ago at my local Gamestop. Hardly saw the light of day. Couldn’t find it anywhere, so I finally managed to order it from Amazon.

    Good Luck to anyone who hasn’t got it yet.

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    Nicolas Vestre says...

    Good thing I pre-ordered SMAS a month in advance at Gamestop, as soon as it was available to be pre-ordered.

    The art booklet and the soundtrack were pretty cool, but I have to admit I feel rather underwhelmed with the extras. However, it is Mario’s anniversary, and I love all four of those games, even if I do own the SNES Mario All-Stars. :)

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