Nintendo Discounts Classic Mario Games In Preparation For New Super Mario Bros. 2


Nintendo is discounting four classic Mario games in the run up to New Super Mario Bros. 2‘s release on August 19th. For each week from July 26 up to the game’s launch, a different Mario title will be available at a discount from the Nintendo eShop. First up is Super Mario Bros, followed by Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, and ending with Mario’s Picross. So those should tide you over until you can get your hands on New Super Mario Bros. 2 .

For more details on pricing and discount periods for the four Mario titles, check out the release after the jump.


Four Discounted Mario Titles in the Nintendo eShop Commemorate the Aug. 19 Launch of New Super Mario Bros. 2

July 24, 2012

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:

Date Game Discount Price
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

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is an original side-scrolling Mario game for Nintendo 3DS with an emphasis on coin collection. Each level is littered with gold as coins rain down from overhead pipes, trails of coins are left behind special gold enemies and pipes transport Mario into coin-filled caverns. It’s up to players to collect as many coins as possible throughout their adventure. The game features the return of the fan-favorite Raccoon Mario, and the entire game can be played cooperatively with a friend via a local wireless connection (two Nintendo 3DS systems and game cards required). Consumers can purchase the game on Aug. 19 through major retailers nationwide, or as a download from the Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system also launches on Aug. 19.