Nintendo has announced that it plans to release a Super Mario soundtrack to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary. The CD will be released to Japanese consumers on September 13th for 3,240 yen and comes on two discs filled with plenty of classic tunes. Here’s the many games that the soundtrack covers.
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Super Mario Land
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario USA
- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
- Super Mario 64
- Super Mario Sunshine
- New Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Galaxy
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Super Mario 3D Land
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- Super Mario 3D World
- Super Mario Maker (bonus track)
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McDonalds will soon be running a Super Mario themed Happy Meal promotion in the United Kingdom. You will be able to collect a variety of iconic Nintendo characters including Mario and Yoshi, amongst others. The promotion will kick off on August 12th and shipments have already started to be delivered to McDonald outlets in the United Kingdom.
Nintendo has teamed up with toy maker Mattel to create six Super Mario-themed Hot Wheels cars. Each design was inspired by six different Mario classics: Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros., Dr. Mario, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. Some of the toy cars even have the Super Mario Bros. 30th anniversary logo emblazoned on them. Look for them on store shelves this October.
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You may have seen last week that we published a Vine showcasing a wonderfully creative Super Mario mural which was created for Mario’s 30th Anniversary. The mural was put up by a talented team of artists in London. If you were wondering how such a fabulous piece of art was created then watch the superb video, below.
Nintendo has announced that the newest batch of concerts, Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Live, will be going on tour… only in Japan. The concert will feature the Super Mario Special Band as well as people who have worked on the series throughout the 30 year history. Chances are Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka will be making an appearance. Tickets will cost somewhere between $70.52 for the better seats to $61.71 for the “lawn seats.”
Would you like to see a similar concert make it’s way by you?
Nintendo has released this pretty cool new video celebrating 30 years of Mario, and showcasing the new Mario Maker a little bit. The video features gameplay of the classic games, which you can use in Mario Maker, back to back so you can see how the game has evolved over time and the worlds you’ll be creating from. The nostalgia just may bring a tear to your eye! Which was your favourite or first Mario game?
If you’re in Europe you will be interested to know that Nintendo will be releasing a Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Special Demo. The playable demo will arrive on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Thursday and is bound to be pretty fun. You can read more about it, below.
Discover the puzzle-action game sensation with this free demo, which features a whole stage from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and has two difficulty levels and a variety of team set-ups to try. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is a two-game-in-one package. Puzzle & Dragons Z combines the elements of a deep and strategic puzzle game, a dungeon-crawling RPG and a monster-collecting adventure. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition offers the same deep puzzle gameplay, presented in the Super Mario Bros. universe. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition releases on 8thMay.