Nintendo Switch Online’s Next Update Is All Mario
Nintendo has picked May 26 (the same day you can’t watch Willow anymore) to post its next Switch Online update — this one for the GBA section. And this time, we’re getting three games at once…and not just any three but three of the greatest games ever made.
The first three Super Mario Advance games will be added that day, which are really Super Mario Bros 2 (All-Stars version), Super Mario World and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. Enjoy the 96 exits of Dinosaur Land, pulling up turnips, and chasing after an incessantly crying baby in a bubble. These games will never get old.
Only problem is that this is a bit redundant. The original versions of Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario World and Yoshi’s Island are already on NSO, and they’re part of the non-expansion section, so you don’t have to pay extra to get them. There are differences between the SNES and GBA versions of the latter two games, but they amount to a lighter color palette (to make up for the GBA’s dark screen), a widescreen ratio and the addition of voice samples (“Just what I needed! Mama miaaaaa….”)
UPDATE: Yoshi’s Island on GBA actually contains additional levels.
But we suppose there are gamers out there whose childhood memories of these games didn’t come from the originals, but from the portable versions, and so it’s nice to be thorough and include every version. Mario Mania hits NSO May 26.
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