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Super Mario Maker special edition comes with Amiibo and art book

Nintendo are going out of their way to make the already super-appealing Super Mario Maker even more attractive.

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Nintendo are going out of their way to make the already super-appealing Super Mario Maker even more attractive.

If you’ve even been slightly paying attention, you’ll know how we feel about Super Mario Maker here at Thumbsticks. The combination of classic gameplay and build-your-own fun is just so inviting.

In an effort to make Super Mario Maker even more inviting – and to celebrate Mario’s 30th birthday, apparently – there are some fancy Dan special editions of Super Mario Maker available to pre-order now, prior to its release on September 11 of this year.

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What makes them so special? Here’s the specification of the bundles in all their glory, direct from Nintendo:

  • Super Mario Maker Wii U Premium Pack: a black Wii U Premium console, a physical copy of Super Mario Maker, a Hardcover Artbook and a Classic Colours Mario amiibo from the Mario 30th Anniversary Collection.
  • Super Mario Maker Limited Edition Pack: a physical copy of Super Mario Maker, a Hardcover Artbook and a Classic Colours Mario amiibo from the Mario 30th Anniversary Collection.
  • Super Mario Maker Standard Edition Pack: a physical copy of Super Mario Maker and a Hardcover Artbook.

If you buy a Super Mario Maker bundle containing the hardcover art book directly from the Nintendo store, then you’ll also get a free PDF download of the same book. Which is nice. The art book will also be available to buy direct from Nintendo – stock permitting, of course – on the same date.

Given the fun and games we’ve seen with Amiibo stock in the past it’s a fair assumption that the 30th Anniversary Mario statuettes will fly, particularly the retro-themed variant. Perhaps pre-ordering your Amiibo with one of the Super Mario Maker bundles above is a guaranteed way to get your hands on one.

Plus the art book. Obviously.


Pre-order the Super Mario Maker limited edition pack – including the game, the art book, and the oft-elusive Amiibo – from Amazon now.

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