When Nintendo announced Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a compilation for Nintendo Switch that contains HD versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy, the developer said the collection will only be available until March 31, 2021. While last year, Nintendo has reconsidered the limited time nature of Jump Rope Challenge, the game giant seems to be sticking to its guns with the Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation, as well as the battle royale Super Mario Bros. 35., which has been free for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers since its launch in October.
We reached out to Nintendo to see if the company has reconsidered delisting these titles. In a statement provided to Game Informant by Nintendo today, the company confirmed that plans have not changed since the initial announcement.
The game Super Mario Bros. 35 (released October 1 as a free download for Nintendo Switch Online members) and the digital version of Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available until March 31, 2021. After that date, Super Mario Bros. 35 will no longer be playable. Those who have purchased the digital version of Super Mario 3D All-Stars will still be able to play or re-download the game if it has been deleted from their device. “
– Statement received from Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 35
If you’ve been slow to try Super Mario Bros. 35, it looks like it’s a little more urgent, as the game is about to end completely after the March 31 deadline. At least with Super Mario 3D All-Stars, you can buy it until that date of March 31, and then keep playing it – and even download it again – for as long as you want. It also looks like you can still find physical copies of Super Mario 3D All-Stars in stores after that date, as March 31 is the day Nintendo will stop shipping to retailers.
If you’re curious about whether Super Mario 3D All-Stars is worth picking, the answer is a qualified ‘yes’. While it’s great to have HD versions of all three of these undeniable Mario classics on the Switch, these remasters do little more than move games forward with higher resolution. If that’s all you’re looking for, then pick this collection before it evaporates. For my in-depth impressions of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars compilation, head over to here. To see the game in action, check out our new gameplay today.