VC Friday: Super Mario Update


It's only been three months since the previous Hanabi Festival ended, but a third has already kicked off, bringing us PAL gamers a slew of (usually) fantastic U.S. and Japan-only games that never saw the light of day in Europe or Australia. In the coming weeks, we'll be buying Wii Points for Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (NES), Dig Dug (NES), Spelunker (NES), and DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure (SNES).

This week is Mario week, meaning you're probably going to need to stock up on Wii Points. While Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels did appear for a limited period during the first Hanabi Festival, it's now here to stay forever. That's pretty exciting, but even more thrilling is the appearance of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, a full twelve years after its original Japanese release.
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars -- SNES -- 900 Wii Points
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels -- NES -- 600 Wii Points
Jump in a green boot and hop past the break for footage of each game!


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)


Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (NES)

How did an obese cartoon plumber come to rule the gaming world with a gloved, iron fist? Simple: with a little assistance from his friends, power-ups, and even his enemies. His natural versatility probably helped.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.