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Announced on September 3, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a compilation containing Switch remasters of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.
The game’s limited availability has contributed to strong early pre-orders at Amazon. In less than a week, Mario 3D All-Stars has become the online retailer’s second best-selling game of 2020 to date in the US, behind only Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and ahead of Mario Kart 8, The Last of Us Part 2 and Minecraft.
The titles included in the 3D All-Stars compilation are currently not available for legitimate purchase elsewhere, and it’s not clear if Nintendo plans to make them available once the limited run ends.
The Nintendo Switch Online service currently gives subscribers access to a library of NES and SNES games for a monthly fee. However, games on more modern Nintendo consoles are not included.
The games featured in 3D All-Stars include higher resolutions and have been optimised “for a smooth gameplay experience” on Switch, according to Nintendo.
Super Mario 64 features Joy-Con controls with rumble and improved picture resolution (720p docked and portable), Sunshine features higher-resolution 16:9 visuals (1080p docked, 720p portable), and Galaxy features Joy-Con controls which mimic the original Wii Remote (1080p docked, 720p portable).
Super Mario 3D All-Stars also includes an in-game music player mode to play the music and songs from all three games.