Ultimately, for a 25th Anniversary of Mario, this collection is poor
Cool Spot, Amazon
1 January 2011
Summary: I'll keep this review short and sweet. This collection is more for the fans of the original Nintendo Mario games who want to pay homage and nothing else. The booklet is very thin and doesn't add much value to what is supposedly Nintendo's biggest mascot and the soundtrack CD is literally less than 40min of short sound effects and one track from each Mario game.
Summary: I'm not really one for reviewing stuff, but every so often something makes me come on and post a review of something, and the 25th Anniversary Collection is the first thing in a while to make me do that. First off, I *love* the Mario 2D platformers, New Super Mario Bros Wii is the reason that I bought a Wii, I have played through Super Mario Bros 3 on the NES when it was new, SNES when Super Mario All Stars came out, and Game Boy Advance, and each time I thought it was...
Summary: I see everyone saying that this is just Super Mario All-Stars running on a Super NES emulator. If that is indeed the case, you should know before paying some inflated price that the SMAS versions of both Super Mario Bros. and SMB: Lost Levels are inferior to the NES originals. Well, the graphics are better, that is true. But the physics are incorrect.
Summary: Don't buy this! This is the exact same version of the Super Mario All Stars released on the Super Nintendo. The fact the Nintendo was so lazy that they didn't even bother to update the graphics (even snes emulators allow for better graphics). What's worse is that they never bothered to include Super Mario World which was originaly included in some Mario All Stars Carts for the Snes.
Summary: I am a fan of collector editions and all limited editions. The normally come with some nice addtions and extra things but not with this. a Nice CD and Book but that is it. I agree with all the reviwers that gave this a low score. Manly for the fact that with you go on to ebay you can get a working SNES with Super Mario All Stars for roughly the same price. That is all your getting with this. So if you want to get that retro game feel buy a SNES or download a emulator.
Summary: The re-packaging of Nintendo's Super Mario 25th Anniversary contains a few errors, one of them is that they used the PAL version which is slower than the NTSC version (60hz is the original framerate of the game). The graphics have no improvements at all, a game doesn't need good graphics to be excellent but this is disappointing because Nintendo is repeating what they've done in the past with SNES (Super Mario All-Stars), with SNES it was improved but not with this Wii's...
Nintendo fans were encouraged to boycott this release. Here's why you should too.
J Clark, amazon.co.uk
31 December 2010
Summary: I have always been a big Nintendo fan. I have had every single console released since the NES (bar a few of the GameBoy and DS iterations) and am without a shadow of a doubt buying Nintendo's mew 3DS when it is released. I grew up with Mario game's like this one, which came bundled with my SNES. But myself and many other Nintendo fans boycotted this release. Why? Not because of the price.
Summary: I think there is a fairly good shout for false advertising. They are advertising nes originals when they are serving a emulated version of the snes mario allstars. They have not changed anything and even on he option menus it shows the snes controler! They couldn't even be bothered to make it for the wii. This release is lame and lazy of nintendo. I am a big fan but even at the price this is a rip off! Stick to the vc market.
Summary: everyone should recognise these games by now. they've been released on enough consoles that there is no way someone could have "never played it before." obviously, this is super mario all*stars, the 16 bit upgrade of the original 4 mario bros games, repackaged with a music CD and art book. the extras are a complete joke, plain and simple. they are not worth anything, and are not collectible. here's what the music cd has: 10 music tracks and 10 sound effects. thats it.