Super Mario All-Stars
Reviewed by Ryan Broussard
Well, If you were just as surprised as I was when I heard the news of
All-Stars, than the first thing you wanted to do was to go out and purchase
a copy right away. This idea was a brand new way to play your classic
Mario games, Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3, not to mention the brand new
American release of lost levels. Lost Levels was originally supposed to be
the Super Mario 2, but officials said that it was to difficult for release in
the US. So they took another game (Dochi-Dochi Panic) and converted it to a
Mario saga. Anyway, i thought the idea for All-Stars was a great idea.
Graphics 8 out of 10
With the update of the original NES games converted to Super NES, of
course the games' graphics would be updated as well. Although graphics
had Vast improvement over the old 8-bit models, they still were not
totally up to Nintendo's other graphic spectaculars. But still, The new
backdrops were beautifully remastered anyhow. The new hitened backgrounds
and newer, color inriched foregrounds.
Music and Sound 7 out of 10
Like I said, The whole concept of games changed with the creation of these
games. The music, however, Were still too similar to the original sounds
and music, just polished up better. But I do see the point of keeping classic
music, And i still sometimes get some of the theme music stuck in my head.
Hey, Who could resist Mario Music, huh?
Game Challenge 6 out of 10
The challenge overall the games is basically moderate, the classic games
were easy enough when I was 6 as they are now...Although sometimes when
you don't play the games for a while you tend to forget, making it a semi-new
game. My old Nintendo Playing days were very frustrating for me at some points,
but after the first 5-6 min of play, you get in a grove of play when everything is fun.
Game Play-Fun 9 out of 10
I loved the idea when I first heard of All-Stars. I, however, Never did
receive a copy of it. I however have every Mario game (well every Mario
STARING game.) I just found my old NES and games and hokked it all up.
I am having a blast playing the Classics.
The first 5-maybe 10 min. of gameplay maybe frustrating, but you find
a certain groove into the games. Hey, if you were like me, you would also
scream your head off when someone would bother you during your game.
Replayability 9 out of 10
Like I said, I just found my old Nintendo and games, and I love the way the
games play. You kinda forget the way you love these games, and get
distracted by the new, fancier models of 64 and Super NES games.
Something just speaks about this game pac.
Overall 8 out of 10
All-Stars was a very interesting way to look at the old tired classics, and
if you have a copy of it, than you know what i meen.I also kinda think that,
while this game pac was very good, I still love the old tired classics. And
while I would like to have a new copy of All-Stars, I'll still play the NES
games for nestalga purposes. So if any of my world have gotten to you,
than you will also get down your old NES and play away. You maybe surprised
how addicting they gotten to be. I love The classics so much, that I even bring
down my old Atari 2600 and have at it, perfect working order.