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Super Mario All-Stars: What Did Critics Say in 1993?

It's Super Mario Week at Review Crew, which means that we'll spend the next three episodes looking at old school games starring Nintendo's favorite Italian plumber. Up first it's Super Mario All-Stars, a compilation featuring upgraded versions of Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3 and The Lost Levels. Did critics love this 16-bit collection of 8-bit games, or did they view this as a cynical cash grab from Nintendo? We turn to Electronic Gaming Monthly, Nintendo Magazine System, SNES Force, Die Hard Game Fan and other classic magazines for the answer. (25th Anniversary Edition of Super Mario All-Star, Culture, Nintendo, Retro, Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, Super Mario All-Stars Wii, Super Mario Bros.)

NukaCola  +   71d ago
One of my favs in my SNES collection
3-4-5  +   71d ago
Mario 1,2,3....but with Super Mario World Sounds & Art Style.

How could you not like that.
guitarded77  +   71d ago
THIS REVIEW: "What a thrill, all of my bad memories of 8 bit in living color ... boing, boing, happy, happy. I'm sorry, but the old Mario games just haven't stood the test of time. The music and sound FX are great, but the control is too lose [sic] and it's all just too cuddly. I believe it's time to retire Mario for a more nineties character." -Skid

Yet we're still downloading and playing them today. This guy was proven wrong... so wrong.
BabyObama  +   71d ago
Still have this game
LOVE IT!!!!
And yes I have the copy that has smbw
Cobra951  +   71d ago
The improvements to Mario 3 alone make it a must-have.
Number-Nine  +   71d ago
I strangely prefer the 8 bit versions than the 16 bit. Might be nostalgia factor.
GamingSinceThe80s  +   71d ago
I was just about to say the same thing.These remakes look and play better but it's just not how my mind remembers them.Anyone who grew up on or are just now playing them for the first time must think we are crazy for liking the old games better and they are probably right.lol
RosweeSon  +   71d ago
Mario 3 on the NES, SNES versions looked a not to clean and rent a mario, prefer them in their original forms, still played it, who didn't but I'd take the original games in this case every time.they were great in the first place, some things don't need constant tweaking, George Lucas I'm looking at you, the fact he put new Anakin at the end of Return of The Jedi was outrageous, little of topic but hey ho, as you were.
hduce  +   71d ago
Good read. We need more articles like this on N4G instead of the stupid fanboy flame wars.
nevin1  +   71d ago
I don't remember complaining about the updated version, but 3 years ago I revisited it and the originals were better.

Still is great today though.
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elhebbo16  +   71d ago
This was like the MGS legendary collection of its time.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   71d ago
This is honestly the greatest collection of games on a single cartridge/disk known to man. with BEAUTIFUL graphics and some of the most hilarious and memorable soundtracks of all time, super mario all-stars really is the complete package.

16 bit was just infinitely better than 8 bit. 16 bit was honestly the absolute sweet spot in gaming history.
Donnywho  +   71d ago
Probably the best collection ever but they added the ability to continue which took away from the challenge.

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