Super Mario Bros fans are panicking over rumors that Mario is going to die.
Firstly, Grab the tissues. Secondly, The internet is freaking out over a rumor about Mario’s possible impending death, the word on the street.
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No, Mario is not dying. But fans are (jokingly) lamenting the loss of the plumber-turned-adventurer because of a series of strange decisions by Nintendo.
Secondly, The internet is freaking out over a rumor about the possible impending death of Mario, the famous, red-wearing, Italian plumber who changed the world of video games with the release of ‘Super Mario Bros’ 35 years ago.
‘Mario dies tomorrow, I’m gonna miss him,’ one Twitter user said Tuesday, adding a sad face emoji at the end.
Let’s back up: In September, the ‘Super Mario Bros’ franchise celebrated its 35th anniversary with the launch of two remastered, classic games. ‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ and ‘Super Mario Bros 35’ for the Switch console that would be available for a limited run until March 31.
Nintendo, which owns the franchise, also released other 35th anniversary Super Mario products on sale through March 31.
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Nintendo (NTDOF), which owns the franchise, also released other 35th anniversary Super Mario products that would be on sale through March 31.
Many have speculated that it may mean Mario’s life will be ending, too.
It said, “Super Mario 3D All-Stars” would continue to be available only to those who download it before March 31, and “Super Mario Bros 35” would not be playable at all after that date.
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And there is reason to hope Mario will live on: At the end of its reminder last month, Nintendo said that “titles such as ‘Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury,’ ‘Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit,’ and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Also, Nintendo Switch Online version of ‘Super Mario All-Stars’ will continue to be available on Nintendo eShop and at local retailers beyond March 31st, 2021.”
The Bottom Line
Should I buy all these Mario games before they’re gone?
Above all, Depends on your level of FOMO, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a fine, if bare-bones, collection of three classic Mario games.
The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. handheld is a cute collector’s item, but probably not the best way to play Super Mario Bros. (and its hard-as-nails sequel). Who knows? Maybe these will be collector’s items someday.
There are plenty of Mario games you can continue to buy and enjoy on Nintendo Switch. We have a strong suspicion that Nintendo will continue to make more Super Mario games.
For instance, more Mario Kart games, more Paper Mario games, and more Mario-doing-sports games for a long, long time.