No, not that trio of Mario games. Sorry.
Nintendo has been making some odd choices as part of Mario’s 35th birthday celebrations.
But there has also been bad stuff, like the absurd time-limit of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars trilogy and Super Mario Bros. 35, the Tetris 99-alike battle royale variant of classic Super Mario Bros. (And then there’s Super Mario Bros. 35 itself, which works nowhere near as well as Tetris 99.)
The latest is likely to be more universally appreciated, though: 33% off a trio of Mario games for Nintendo Switch, via the Nintendo eShop.
But, er, it’s not that trio of Mario games. It’s not Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Sorry. The games with 33% off are actually Mario Tennis Aces, Super Mario Party, and Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
That might seem disappointing at first glance – though, let’s be honest, Nintendo isn’t going to discount the artificially scarce, time-limited Super Mario 3D All-Stars, is it? – but all three are actually decent games, particularly if you’re looking for something to enjoy with the family during lockdown.
The 33% discount on Mario Tennis Aces, Super Mario Party, and Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will be available until November 1, 2020. (It also looks to only be available via the Nintendo eShop in the UK and EU; we can’t see it on the US eShop at present.)
We hate to ask, but...
Thumbsticks has a couple of goals. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough to meet those goals! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
New Xbox releases: September 27-October 1, 2021
The upcoming lineup of Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases features a battle between two footballing giants.
Everything featured in the September 2021 Nintendo Direct
The September 2021 Nintendo Direct was a bit of a mixed bag, really. Here are the high- and low-lights from...
The Nintendo Switch eShop Blockbuster Sale is now live
Nintendo Switch owners can save up to 75% on some excellent games (including some rare first-party discounts) in the new...
Planet Zoo announces North America Animal Pack DLC
We're trying to avoid making jokes about Planet Zoo's beaver. (You have no idea how hard it is right now.)
Ashley Tisdale discusses The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
In a new interview, actor Ashley Tisdale speaks about the experience of making The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes.
Save on great games in the PlayStation Store Big in Japan sale
The latest PlayStation Store sale discounts some excellent PS4 and PS5 games from Japanese developers and publishers.
Surprise! Nintendo announces September 2021 Nintendo Direct
There's a September 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation happening very soon. Nothing like a bit of notice, eh, Nintendo?
Arkane is back with another high-concept shooter. Is Deathloop the studio's next masterpiece, or are we playing the same game...