Ready to feel old? Super Mario Bros. first came out 35 years ago, on the Nintendo Entertainment System (SES). Since then, Mario has made countless appearances in games, movies, TV and pop culture, and has become one of the most beloved faces of gaming and Nintendo’s primary mascot.
To celebrate the red plumber’s 35th birthday, Nintendo is releasing a huge amount of Super Mario content: tonnes of games old and new, many of which will be coming to Nintendo Switch. Let’s jump right into the list.
Super Mario 3D All Stars: Three legendary games in one package
Super Mario 3D All Stars is a long-awaited collection of three of the most acclaimed Mario games ever: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. These are not new games, and are more like ports to the Switch from the original consoles they were sold on, with resolution re-done for Switch releases.
Weirdly, the game will be released on September 18 (not far away!) and stop being sold on March 31, 2021. Games rarely have end dates, but we’ll make an exception for three of the most well-regarded games of all time.
Super Mario 3D World: Porting to the Switch
Originally released on the unfortunately unsuccessful Wii U, Super Mario 3D World will be releasing soon on the Nintendo Switch. It’ll come with four player online and local co-op, with some new levels fit for a Switch release. You can expect to pick this game up on February 12, 2021.
Love your Switch? Pick up an internet plan to fit
If you’re big on playing games on your Switch, and love all this Mario news, there’s one thing that you’ll absolutely need – a decent internet plan. Without a fast and data-packed internet plan, you’ll be left in the dirt when it comes to installing updates and new games, and you’ll certainly feel more lag when you play games online. See below for some gaming NBN plans.
Gaming-ready NBN plans compared
The following table shows a selection of published gaming-ready NBN plans from Telstra and Aussie Broadband on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.
Cheap NBN plans compared
Not every gamer needs the fastest internet, and some people like it cheaper. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 25 and NBN 50 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.
NBN 50 & NBN 100 plans compared
If you’d like your gaming experience to have a little extra kick, these plans will do the job. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.
NBN 250 & NBN 1000 plans compared
If you want an NBN plan with some serious power, an Ultra fast NBN plan is for you – albeit more expensive. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.
Super Mario Bros. 35: A battle royale Mario game
If you’ve been loving the limelight that battle royale games have been getting, and if you’re a big fan of the original Super Mario Bros. level structure, then you’ll absolutely love Super Mario Bros. 35. This battle royale game is based entirely off the original Super Mario Bros. release, and is perfect if you’re keen to prove how great you are at a 2D platformer game, especially in an intense versus environment.
Super Mario Bros. 35 requires an internet connection, and you’ll be able to pick it up if you’re a Nintendo Switch Online Member. It’ll be out on October 1, but won’t be available after March 31, 2021.
Super Mario All-Stars: A compilation of 2D Mario games
Exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members, Super Mario All-Stars is a 2D collection of Super Mario games, including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3, with some enhanced graphics to bump the games up to scratch for a modern Nintendo fan. It’s available now.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 3, 2020
The Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, a Mario-dedicated handheld
If you love retro consoles and throwbacks, there’s something for you all in this Mario news. The Nintendo Game & Watch is being remastered for Mario’s anniversary, with Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros; The Lost Levels crammed onto the device. It’ll also tell the time! It’s just like having a smart watch without all the smart bits. The Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch will be out on November 13.
Get your hands on a new piece of history with the Game & Watch: #SuperMario Bros. system! Play Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, a Mario version of Ball, and enjoy a digital clock with 35 little touches. This classic with a new look arrives 11/13. pic.twitter.com/KI9UgHHaoB
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 3, 2020
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – an AR racing game
This one’s for the kids. Playing off your Switch, and with a special Mario racing toy, you’ll soon be able to race Mario around your living room, with a camera attached for viewing the action. The game will be launching on October 16, and you’ll need to pick up the special racing toy to play.
Where can I get all this cool Mario content?
For all of the games, you can pick them up on the Nintendo Eshop, in built into the Nintendo Switch System. Physical releases will also be coming to stores like JB Hi-Fi, EB Games and Amazon, where you’ll also be able to pick up the actual physical 35th-anniversary Game & Watch and Home Circuit car.
Happy Birthday Mario!
Love your Switch? Get a good phone plan to play it on the go
One of the best things about the Nintendo Switch is that it’s a portable console, and you can play almost every game without needing a TV – but if you want to get the most out of your Switch on the go, you can always hotspot from a phone plan that can pick up the brunt of your online play. Gaming can suck up a lot of data if you’re not careful, but if you’ve got a big plan, you’ve got nothing to worry about. See below for some great prepaid and postpaid phone plans.
Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use Canstar Blue’s phone plan comparison tool to see a wide range of plans on offer from mobile providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.
Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.