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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.

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NukaCola713d ago

One of my favs in my SNES collection

3-4-5713d ago

Mario 1,2,3....but with Super Mario World Sounds & Art Style.

How could you not like that.

guitarded77713d 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.

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Cobra951713d ago

The improvements to Mario 3 alone make it a must-have.

Number-Nine713d ago

I strangely prefer the 8 bit versions than the 16 bit. Might be nostalgia factor.

GamingSinceThe80s712d 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

RosweeSon713d 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.

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