Play with/sabotage your friends in online co-op Mario Bros. on Switch

Mario Bros. to get online features on Nintendo Switch later this month. Updating an old game is an exciting prospect for Nintendo and its future plans.

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Tross1844d ago

That's neat. I'd still rather Nintendo release a VC so the selection of games isn't limited and doesn't require a subscription, but the upside of this is added features. I guess many things are a double-edged sword, and this won't be the first or last.

Quetzll1844d ago

If it's cheaper or even the same price as PSN/XBL, I won't have any issues as long as there's enough content to justify a sub. Updating their classics with multiplayer features is an awesome incentive. Daydreaming now about Link to the Past multiplayer.

Outlawzz1844d ago

They previously stated it's about $20 for a year. Not bad but given the price I won't be expecting too much.

Tross1844d ago

I just prefer being able to purchase a game for a flat fee, download it and leave it in my backlog for years until I get around to playing it with no subscription attached. I'm not really into the whole subscription model as I like at least being able to have my games installed on my system. Whether that constitutes "ownership" is debatable, but at least that can't be taken away from me.

Besides, VC had a large selection of classics that may not have been an exhaustive library of games from various systems, but was still a great and convenient way to try out some games I never played or even revisit some old favourites. The Switch would be perfect for such a feature as the hybrid aspect makes it especially ideal for both console and handheld classics. Adding features is great, but I don't think that should be a requirement.

Nintendo certainly isn't the only one with such a problem. Sony had a large selection of PS1 classics and it's baffling that they have never come to the PS4, even as part of their PS Now service. I chalk it up to their new requirement of having trophies. At least some PS2 games are available, albeit a different selection that typically costs 1/3 more than downloads on PS3. Perhaps going forward a compromise for retro titles would be an option to add extras but not having it be a requirement, so companies can just port games over if need be while those with deeper pockets can put more into their ports.

Concertoine1844d ago

Itd be neat to set aside a team to do stuff like this, but i’d rather have a traditional VC.

I might get 20 minutes of enjoyment from Mario Bros.

wonderfulmonkeyman1843d ago

There's a rumor going around that there will be a feature in the subscription that will let you download two free indie games every month, in addition to free access to all the nes (and in the future snes and onwards) titles that they'll continue adding.

I'm still not in support of paywalling online multiplayer, but free indie games is an attractive offer, given how many there are out there that I want to play but can't afford immediately.


Can Sonic Still Compete With Mario With ‘Superstars’ Releasing Close To ‘Wonder’?

Shaz from GL writes: “Though things haven’t looked the best for the ‘Blue Blur’ in recent years, here’s hoping ‘Sonic Superstars’ can keep up with ‘Mario Wonder’.”

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ThatArtGuy77d ago

If you like both, just buy both. Problem solved..

Profchaos77d ago

Yes most people will just buy both it's not 1992 anymore.
Retro fans will buy both, families will probably end up with both eventually fans of specifically those two out of nostalgia have careers and enough income to buy both

I don't see a problem

ken281377d ago

Hhhhhhhhheeeeeeeelllllllllllll llllllllllll No!

Asplundh76d ago

Hardly competing. It's releasing on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series and Xbox One, Wonder isn't.

cammers199576d ago

Yet wonder will outsell any sonic even if sonic is multi platform

Asplundh76d ago (Edited 76d ago )

Absolutely, but it certainly won't be because the 2 games released around the same time. Mario is more popular and typically the games are better.

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Mario Bros. and More Nintendo-Brand Arcade Archives Games on Sale on Switch

"Hamster's Arcade Archives series offers no-frills versions of numerous classic arcade titles. On Switch, the lineup even includes several arcade games from Nintendo! The Arcade Archives Nintendo titles never go on sale, which makes the current sale super exciting. Co-op classics like Mario Bros. and Ice Climber and non-co-op games like Donkey Kong and Punch-Out! are currently on sale for 30 percent off, making it a great time to load up on Nintendo classics for Switch," says Co-Optimus.

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8-Bit Chronicles: Mario Bros.

In his newest 8-Bit Chronicles, Anthony gets into 1983's Mario Bros. Y'know, the arcade one. With the sewers?

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