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Celebrate ‘Mario Day’ with double Gold Points on the Nintendo eShop

Pick up double Gold Points on select digital purchases from the Nintendo eShop to celebrate ‘Mario Day’.



Mario Day

Pick up double Gold Points on select digital purchases from the Nintendo eShop to celebrate ‘Mario Day’.

Tomorrow is ‘Mario Day’. You might not have heard of it, but it’s a thing. Or at least, Nintendo would dearly like it to be a thing. But what is it?

Much like Star Wars day, which occurs on May 4th, ‘Mario Day’ is derived from the date on which it occurs. Where Star Wars day comes from a mishearing of the movie’s “May the Force be with you” refrain, ‘Mario Day’ is specifically because it’s the 10th day of March. As in, March 10th. Or March 10, to our American cousins. Mar 10, for short. And if you knock the space out? Mar10.


So March 10th is ‘Mario Day’ because the date looks a bit like the word Mario (if you squint a bit). Now you know, how will you celebrate? Grow out your moustache and wear dungarees? Eat a lot of suspicious mushrooms and hope for the best?

To mark this year’s ‘Mario Day’, Nintendo are offering double gold points on select purchases from the Nintendo eShop. To be more specific, that’s a raft of games starring Mario Mario himself. It might be a small list, too, but they are all absolutely essential Nintendo Switch titles:

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Super Mario Party

There’s also some Mario-themed wallpaper available to download from, but it’s not free: you’ll have to exchange 50 Platinum Points to get the ‘Mario Day’ wallpaper. It strikes us that if Nintendo were really just trying to spread the message of ‘Mario Day’, they’d be giving the wallpaper away for free.

The double Gold Points is a better proposition, though. The offer runs through until 23:59 (in your local timezone) on March 10th, 2019.

Keep an eye on our new releases page for the latest Switch releases on the Nintendo eShop (and all those other platforms, too).

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