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The Month of Mario leads to the launch of New Super Mario Bros. 2.
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July 24, 2012, 20:13:09
 
From Nintendo's Press Release...

Nintendo of America said:
Nintendo has declared the four weeks preceding the Aug. 19 launch of New Super Mario Bros. 2 as the Month of Mario. To celebrate the launch of this new game, which is playable on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo is making one Mario game per week available at a discount in the Nintendo eShop. Fans who can't wait to get their thumbs on New Super Mario Bros. 2 will have four classic Mario adventures to enjoy before launch day.

Each classic Mario game will enjoy a one-week run at a discounted price. The games, prices and dates of each discount are as follows:


July 26 - Aug. 1: Super Mario Bros. ($3.99)

Aug. 2 - Aug. 8: Super Mario Land ($2.99)

Aug. 9 - Aug. 15: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins ($2.99)

Aug. 16 - Aug. 22: Mario's Picross ($2.99)

Read the full press release here. This is the type of stuff that we've been begging for on the eShop and Wii Shop Channel since it launched.

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Posted: 07/24/12, 20:13:09    
 
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Cool. I don't think I'll be picking up SML or SML2, they just don't hold up very well IMO.


Posted by 
 on: 07/24/12, 20:37:08
It's cool they're finally having sales, but $1 off already arguably overpriced games doesn't seem like that big of a deal compared to stuff like the Steam sale. They should have just done "all Mario games in the eShop $.99 all month long", that would have drawn some major attention to the eShop.


Posted by 
 on: 07/24/12, 20:51:50
Nintendo is not going to try to compete with Steam 99 cent sales, they are going to try to compete with PSN/XBLA sales. Which they're still kind of a ways off from, but not super far.


Posted by 
 on: 07/24/12, 21:01:55
@deathly_hallows

I hear you (and would have loved that too), but it's a step...a step Nintendo's never taken before. So it's progress.

@anon_mastermind

The original maybe, but I think 2 is still pretty good.


Posted by 
 on: 07/24/12, 21:02:36
anon_mastermind said:
Cool. I don't think I'll be picking up SML or SML2, they just don't hold up very well IMO.

You shut your damn dirty mouth, son.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 04:46:08  - Edited by 
 on: 07/25/12, 04:46:25
I'll pick up Super Mario Land 2, I've never played it and the first one is great. Weird as shit but great.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 04:53:54
Nintendo, thanks for the rebates on games I already own twice... each. The only game I don't have is Mario's Picross.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 05:18:39
@deathly_hallows SML 2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SML


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 05:39:49
@Zero, agreed. Still, both are pretty short. Both games were longer when we were kids because it was so hard to see what was going on on the original Gameboy's screen.

Still, fun games.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 05:57:14
The second one is weirder and better than the first Super Mario Land. Will (re)buy, childhood here I come!


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 06:42:15
Too bad I already own all these games on the 3DS. And total agreement that SML 2 is WAY better than SML.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 06:43:31
Hmm, I might buy SML2 right now instead of waiting on the sale... I need to buy Kid Icarus anyway, it's time to eShop!


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 06:58:39
I like how the second one feels like it takes place in "Mario Land", complete with a world themed around a giant Mario statue thing.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 07:02:48
Buy Mario's Picross, it's the best out of all the GB Mario games. I love it!


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 07:23:36
TriforceBun said:
Buy Mario's Picross, it's the best out of all the GB Mario games. I love it!

QFT.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 07:24:22
@Zero

Unless you count Donkey Kong, which is basically a Mario game despite its title


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 07:25:04
@PogueSquadron

Oh--true enough.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 08:14:04
Super Mario Land 2 is leaps and bounds ahead of SML. It's definitely worth $3 (and so is Mario's Picross, and SMB is worth $4), although SML is a harder sell (even at $3).

I'm thrilled to see they're doing more sales and promotions. Game of the Weekend, 8-Bit Summer, Month of Mario -- plus plenty of packed release days and solid titles coming out. NOA is really doing well with the eShop lately.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 15:52:32  - Edited by 
 on: 07/25/12, 15:53:08
Zero said:
Nintendo is not going to try to compete with Steam 99 cent sales, they are going to try to compete with PSN/XBLA sales. Which they're still kind of a ways off from, but not super far.

The catch is Nintendo gets to offer NINTENDO games! That's worth an extra buck or two, even in the digital age.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 21:02:22
@Deerock69 I think it depends on the game though. Super Mario Bros. 3? Heck yeah! Ice Climbers? Not so much.

I think it's actually a bit strange that Nintendo sees every game on NES, SNES, etc. as being worth the same as every other. There should be more variable prices within a platform.


Posted by 
 on: 07/25/12, 21:08:44  - Edited by 
 on: 07/25/12, 21:09:28
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