Today, I decided that I am going to complete all the North American released Super Mario titles, in order of release on original hardware. The release dates in parenthesis below are the dates the game was released in North America.
I completed Super Mario Bros. on the NES (I completed this years ago, but I need start at the beginning). Next up – Super Mario Bros. – Game & Watch.
Here is the order:
- Super Mario Bros. – Nintendo Entertainment System (1986) – Completed May 29, 2018
- Super Mario Bros. – Game & Watch (1988)
- Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo Entertainment System (1988)
- Super Mario Land – Nintendo GameBoy (1989)
- Super Mario Bros. 3 – Nintendo Entertainment System (1990)
- Super Mario World – Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1991)
- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – Nintendo GameBoy (1992)
- Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1993)
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1995)
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1996)
- Super Mario 64 – Nintendo 64 (1996)
- Super Mario Bros. Deluxe – GameBoy Color (1999)
- Paper Mario – Nintendo 64 (2001)
- Super Mario Sunshine – Nintendo GameCube (2002)
- Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door – Nintendo GameCube (2004)
- Super Paper Mario – Nintendo Wii (2007)
- Super Mario Galaxy – Nintendo Wii (2007)
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Nintendo Wii (2010)
- Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo 3DS (2011)
If you missed getting your hands on a NES Classic Edition when it was first released, and you don’t want to overpay for one on Amazon or eBay, you are in luck! Nintendo has announced that the NES Classic Edition will return sometime in Summer 2018.
More info: https://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/
If you have been looking to get your hands on a SNES Classic Edition, GameStop has some in stock, as of this writing.
Check it out here: https://www.gamestop.com/snes/consoles/super-nes-classic-edition/152771
- Star Fox 2
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Metroid
- Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Super Castlevania IV
- Donkey Kong Country
- Mega Man® X
- Kirby Super Star
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Star Fox
- Yoshi’s Island
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- CONTRA III:THE ALIEN WARS
- Secret of Mana
- Super Ghouls’n Ghosts®
Nintendo just announced “Nintendo Switch Online.” In Nintendo’s own words
“Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service that give members access to online play in compatible games, a selection of NES™ games, extra features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, and more.”
What I heard was “blah, blah, blah, a selection of NES™ games.” Without the mention of NES games, I probably wouldn’t have paid attention. The service is set to launch in September, and when it does 20 classic NES games will be part of the service. Nintendo announced that ten of 20 titles that will be available during launch are:
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- The Legend of Zelda
- Dr. Mario
- Ice Climber
- Balloon Fight
What makes this more interesting is online play.
For more info check out https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/nes/