Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo 64 games
Newest Review: ... and 4 hidden worlds. The hidden worlds were unlocked by beating the game 8 times in a row o.O . Though this was changed in the allstars ... more
All the mario games rolled into one!
Super Mario All-Stars (N64)
Member Name: mundy5
Super Mario All-Stars (N64)
Advantages: 5 Amazing Games, Great graphical improvements.
Disadvantages: Super mario bros 2 is just not a very good game.
This game is the snes (super nintendo entertainment system). It is a compilation of mario's 2d platforming games. It contains super mario bros, super mario bros lost levels, super mario bros 2, super mario bros 3 and super mario world. Super mario world is not contained in the normal mario allstars game as this is the "Super mario allstars+super mario world" game. All of the games except super mario world have received graphical upgrades making the game more colourful and enjoyable. Also the original super mario bros and lost levels did not original include a save feature but in allstars a save feature has been added. I will now review all of the games included in this compilation.
The original mario bros was made in 1985 and the updated graphics look great and its still a great game. The game is not as good as the later mario games like mario bros 3 and super mario world but I prefer it to super mario bros 2.
There arent many controls. Move,Jump,Action. Action is generally throwing fireballs. The player plays as the main character in the series mario. For some reason the japanese came up of the idea of him being an italian plumber but there you go. The objective is to get through the mushroom kingdom while avoiding or killing enemies sent by the main boss bowser. Question Mark blocks release coins or powerups when hit from below. If mario picks up a mushroom powerup he grows to double his size and can take one more hit from enemies and obstacles. Players start with a certain amount of lives. More lives can be obtained by picking up 1-up mushrooms or gaining 100 coins.
The main attack is jumping ontop of enemies. This kills most enemies but some enemies like koopa's (turtles) go back into there shell. Mario can then pick up the shell and throw it at other enemies. Mario can also throw fireballs if he has picked up the fire flower. The least common powerup is the invincible star. This makes mario invincible for a certain amount of time although mario can still lose lives by falling down holes/pits. The game contains 8 worlds in the game each with 4 levels making for a total of 32 levels.
This is a fun game to play and is mario's platforming adventure debut. It's graphics greatly improved, sound quality is nice and its a great game.
Super mario bros the lost levels is basically the same game but different levels and exceptionally harder. it was originally released in 1986. This is also the first game where mario and luigi's movement physics differ. The game features no new enemies. The original game had 8 world and 4 hidden worlds. The hidden worlds were unlocked by beating the game 8 times in a row o.O . Though this was changed in the allstars remake as this was extremley tedious and it was hard enough to just complete the game once which in itself took several hours. In allstars the secret worlds world A,B,C and D and are unlocked by completing the last level of world 8. Also the world 9 glitch has been removed so on completion of the game when not using any skip world pipes throughout the game the player is not placed in a never ending repeating level.
Super mario bros 2 was released in 1988 and is significantly different then any other mario game. This is because it is not actual a mario game but was originally a japanese game called Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic. The 4 main characters were replaced with mario,luigi,princess peach and toad. The enemies were not changed so shy guy was not orginally a mario character. The games gameplay is significantly different. Enemies are not killed by jumping on them. Most enemies can be picked up by jumping on them and pressing the action button. The graphics are significantly better then the latter two games. In this game there are also doors which take you into inside caves. There are keys which can open locked doors also. Warp pipes look significanlt different. There are 7 worlds in total. Super Mario Bros. 2 received a graphical, audio, and gameplay upgrade in allstars. The game was changed to make it easier by being able to earn more lives in bonus chance games. Also unlike the original the character you play as can be changed everytime you lose a life rather then at the beginning of every level.
In super mario bros 3. you can play as either mario or luigi through many levels. The game contains eight larger worlds and in total there are around 80 levels. Levels generally take less time to complete then the original mario bros and much quicker to complete then super mario bros 2. There are many powerups in the game including a racoon suit, frog suit and of course the fire flower.
Before the player enters a level he is found on a map where he can move his character down paths around the world. On the map certain special places like toad houses will appear which grant either powerups or lives.
In this game there are alot more abilities/moves for mario then in previous games. Mario is now able to fly when he reaches full running speed and is wearing the racoon suit. He is also able to slide down slopes killing any enemy he hits, except spiky/fire/plant enemies.
As mario journeys across the map hammerbros will appear from time to time. The hammerbros also have the ability to move at the end of every turn. When mario goes onto the same space as the hammer bros a battle starts. The battle usually contains two sets of simple platforms and two hammer bros. For winning the battle mario receives a reward. Usually a hammer/invincible star. The hammer is used to clear rocks on the map screen.
On one world there is a boat which mario can climb onto this enables him to move anywhere on the sea though he can only get out of the boat at special docking ports.
At the end of every level mario hits a spinning block which in turn gives him one of three card. Either a mushroom, fire flower or star card. For obtaining 3 muhrooms mario receives 2 lives. For 3 fire flowers mario receives 3 lives and for 3 star cards mario receives 5 lives. Once card is obtained in each level. If you do not obtain 3 of a kind you still receive lives afer getting three cards though it is usually one.
This game also supports multiplayer which enable two people to play through the entrie adventure mode together. Players can also enter a battle of the original mario bros game by pressing a button when on the same space in the map screen. The person who is in control switches every time a level is completed.
Super Mario world is for the snes (super nintendo entertainment system) not the nintendo 64.
This was the last of the original 2d mario platform games. It had crisp graphics great gameplay and in my opinion one of the ebst platforming games of all time. Still can't decide whether super mario bros 3 is ebtter or not.
Super mario world was originally released in 1990 and had great graphics for the time. The graphics and gameplay were not changed as allstars was released reletivley soon after this game The only difference from the orginal game is that luigi has his seperate sprite instead of being a recoulered version of mario and the amount of saves allowed is changed from 3 to 4. The game is extremley colourful and slightly detailed. The super mario world story begins with mario and luigi taking princess toadstool on a vacation and yet again she is suddenly kidnapped by bowser. It becomes the goal of mario, luigi and yoshi to save her. Super mario world does not take place in the mushroom kingdom like most of the games but instead takes place in...... Dinosaur land >.>
This game like mario bros 3 also has a world map. There are eight worlds in total each containing several levels. There are also secret levels that are found by exiting a level through a secret second exit. Mario can run,jump,swim through fireballs, fly which is much more then he could do in the previous few games. He can even run up verticle walls! Mario can kill enemies by jumping on them. Spinning them if he has a cape though this attack usually only stuns very few enemys. He can also throw fireballs with the fire flower powerup.
Each world consists of an end castle where mario must fight one of the kooplings. In addition to normal levels there are also special levels such as fortress's or the dreaded ghost houses. They are particularly annoying as they are like a maze. For example going over a platform then under the next platform may send you back to the first platform. Everything must be done in a set order otherwise you will be sent back. One other annoying example is that late on in a level there are about 5 doors to choose from. One will take you to the exit the rest will send you back to the beginning of the level. There are also hidden doors that only appear when you press switches and usually appear behind you in the level.
Super mario world is well known for its huge amount of secrets. There are 4 switch palaces which will make the game easier once the switch has been pressed by making more blocks appear in levels. In total there are 96 exits in the game to find.
This game also saw the introduction of yoshi. A green dinosaur that mario is able to ride. Mario can mount and dismount from yoshi at will. Yoshi is able to eat enemies. When certain enemies are eaten it lets yoshi spit out shells or even fireballs. Yoshi can also eat fruit. When enough fruit is eaten he will lay an egg which hatches a 1-up mushroom.
The multiplayer in this game is also good. It is basically the same as super mario bros 3's multiplayer as the players take turns to do levels. Players can also swap lives between them and when a player runs otu of lives a player that still has lives can give some to him. When both players lose all of there lives they start at the beginning of that world with 3 lives each. It has all the levels that single play mode has.
Super mario world is one of the best critically received games of all time with an average critic score of 9.7/10. It has also sold 20 million copies making it one of the best selling video games of all time.
Super mario allstars + world is a must have in anyones collection. The remakes are of the utmost quality and the save features added to the first few games are a much welcomed addition.
The only game I wouldnt buy on its own would be mario bros 2. The graphics,sound and gameplay are all great.
Summary: Amazing game the best compilation of games I can think of.