It’s-a your birthday, Mario! Nintendo’s beloved video game character turns 35 with game re-releases

  • Games on older systems, like Super Mario 64, will be updated for Nintendo Switch
  • Players can also compete online in a new multiplayer version of the original Super Mario Bros game
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In honour of 35 years of Super Mario Bros, games from older systems will be re-released on Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo’s beloved game Super Mario Bros is turning 35 this year, and in celebration of Mario, everyone’s favourite turtle-stomping plumber, fans will see re-releases of older games on newer gaming systems.

New Nintendo Switch games include Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection consisting of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, as well as Super Mario Bros 35, which is free to download on Nintendo Switch Online and allows users to play the original game against 34 other people. They also announced the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, another multiplayer game that was originally released for the Wii U system.

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“We look forward to everyone joining us on a Mario journey 35 years in the making,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “We are marking this significant milestone with a wide variety of games and experiences that all generations of Mario fans, from here to the Mushroom Kingdom, can enjoy together.”

Click here for a list of more events for Mario’s 35th anniversary.