This month marks the Super Mario series’ 35th anniversary, and Nintendo is celebrating with a ton of upcoming releases. As revealed during today’s surprise Super Mario Nintendo Direct, a Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection–which includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy–is releasing later this month. But before then, Switch Online subscribers will be able to play the original Super Mario All-Stars on the hybrid system.
Nintendo is adding the original Super Mario All-Stars to the Nintendo Switch Online SNES library today, September 3. Originally released in 1993, this collection features remade versions of four classic NES Mario games: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario: The Lost Levels. The latter, as is commonly known now, was the original Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan, but it was not released outside of the country at the time, making the All-Stars version the first chance most Western fans had to play it.
Featuring 4 classic Mario games, Super Mario All-Stars has all the 2-D action you could ask for! This enhanced SNES collection of NES classics is available now for #NintendoSwitchOnline users! https://t.co/Fu9fDFqXpr pic.twitter.com/73vMDdAXJ9
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 3, 2020
The SNES library is one of the perks included in a subscription to the Switch Online service. Individual memberships cost $4 USD for one month, $8 USD for three months, and $20 USD for one year. Nintendo also offers an annual family plan for $35 USD that covers up to eight Nintendo Account holders, even across multiple systems.