Nintendo: Last shipment of Super Mario All Stars is away

Nintendo has dispatched its final shipment of “Super Mario All-Stars,” a Wii re-release of the Super NES package that was itself a reissue of four Mario games, upgraded from 8-bit to 16-bit graphics.

The package includes “Super Mario Bros.,” the game’s Japanese sequel (known in the United States as “The Lost Levels”), “Super Mario Bros. 2 (issued as the Mario-less “Doki Doki Panic” in Japan) and “Super Mario Bros. 3.”

The package also includes a CD with music and sound effects from the Mario franchise and “Super Mario History,” a 32-page booklet on Nintendo’s signature series.

A Super Mario Bros. mural

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One of the writers over at Australian Gamer had an outstanding idea for a kids room – A Super Mario Bros.- themed mural, complete with the rolling green hills and cute clouds. I would have loved to have woken up to this every day growing up, but the game wasn’t in my parents’ consciousness at the time. Plus, it would have been awkward spending any time in that room if I needed to move back after college — I’m not sure ladies (unless they were gamers) would be down with the Mushroom Kingdom motif.

But I digress … mad props to you, sir. Here’s the epic tale of the painting process. The above photo comes from AJ of Australian Gamer.