When the original Super Mario Bros. was released on Friday, September 13, 1985 in Japan, it became the best seller for the Nintendo Famicom. It was later released on Friday, October 18, 1985* in North America and it also proved to be huge seller there–for the Nintendo Entertainment System–saving the gaming industry from the 1983 video game crash. In its thirty years, sequels were announced, and people imagined how they would like to create their own levels. That dream, after thirty long years, has finally come, on Friday, September 11, 2015. Super Mario Maker, a game where you create your levels, is finally released to the public! Available now at retailers or at the Nintendo eShop for $59.99, it’s time to use your imaginations and use them in levels to impress others. Create, play, and share the levels with your friends. When you buy the game, you will also get the idea book to help you get started in creating levels. The booklet has 96 pages, comprising of many different ideas for you to use. Will you be getting Super Mario Maker to create levels and share with your friends? Let us know in the comments!
People from across the world can also grab the Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle (exclusive to Walmart in North America) for $299.99. If you have not yet gotten a Wii U yet, now is the time! The bundle also includes the 30th Anniversary Mario: Modern Color (Classic Color for PAL regions) amiibo figure. The Classic Color version is also available at retailers, so if you want one, get lined up at your closest retailer, otherwise, they’re all sold out by the time you’re reading this! The Modern Color will be released in Europe on Friday, October 23, 2015, with Australia on the day after.
Along with the amiibo figures, the newest wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo figures are also released in North America only. The figures will run you $12.99 each. Here are the characters you can get in this wave: Ganondorf (Zelda), Zero Suit Samus (Metroid), Olimar (Pikmin), Dr. Mario (Dr. Mario) (exclusive to Target), and Bowser Jr. (Mario) (exclusive to Toys R Us).
Finally, you can also grab yourself a Bowser Wii Remote Plus and a Toad Wii Remote Plus for $39.99 each, exclusively at GameStop.
The 30th anniversary is sure to bring in lots of content from retailers. So whatever you’re doing, grab Super Mario Maker and the amiibo figures if you’re into gaming, study for your quizzes and exams if you’re in school, work on your business if you’re in work, or pay respects to those that passed away 14 years ago. Enjoy, and have fun creating those levels! Mario Party Legacy wants to see YOUR imaginations run wild and come into fruition!
*This is the suspected date. No one, not even Nintendo, even knows the true release date for Super Mario Bros. for North America. To this day, it remains a mystery.