Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review

I, like a lot of people, picked up a copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars for the switch earlier this week and I have been playing it since then. I’ll be honest, I didn’t have a Nintendo growing up so these games don’t have the nostalgia feeling they would for most people but I’m broadening my horizons with the games I have been playing this year. 

I know I will probably get some flak for this but, Super Mario 64 so far has been the hardest to play, I cannot get used to the camera and it is pretty frustrating. I spoke to a friend about it and they told me that it is easier to use on the N64 it’s self so I might have to try to use it with an N64 controller. Although the game is frustrating at times due to me being terrible at platformer games It can be fun to play. 

I have watched a video from the Modern Vintage Gamer saying that Nintendo has used emulation for the games on the cart, which has its pros and cons, one downside is that they are not remastered but the pros are that Nintendo is able to release other games in a quicker timeframe. So that could mean we can possibly see other retro games on the switch at a later date. 

Putting my difficulties of the game aside, is the collection any good?

Yes it is, but there is a caveat. You are buying a game that you probably already own. Is the convenience worth the asking price of essentially the ability to play an emulated version of the game on your switch? For some perhaps yes, for me I don’t have an N64, Gamecube or a Wii so it makes sense for me to get it. 

If you want the convenience of being able to play on the go and can’t be bothered setting up your original hardware, this is definitely a good buy. If you prefer to play on the original hardware then this one is probably not the one for you. But knowing Nintendo, these are made in limited numbers, so it would be good to buy as a collector’s item anyway. 

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