Super Mario All-Stars
Reviewed by Sarina
Super Mario All-Stars is a game that consists of the three original
Mario games (Mario Brothers 1, 2, and 3), and Mario's Lost Levels.
These games play just like the original ones, with the same key
configurations, the same graphics, and the same corny music. The only
thing that's new is the Lost Levels, which are incredibly hard
compared to the other games.
Graphics 1 out of 20
The graphics in Super Mario All-Stars start from the worst of
Super Mario Brothers 1, and gradually get a little better as you
continue through the ranks of games. They're still nowhere near the
full graphics potential of the Super Nintendo, and it will never be
close to the graphics power of the Nintendo 64, but all in all the
graphics are cute, however blocky.
Music and Sound 1 out of 20
The music is corny, which is about all that can be said about it. One
can only stand so much of the same song, but when you get the same
song for four or five different levels, it's time to give it up.
Either that or mute the TV and turn on some _real_ music.
Game Challenge 1 out of 10
Dependant upon your hand/eye coordination skills, this game could be
the easiest or the hardest game you've ever played. The game itself
is simple: Go through to the end of the board and jump on the flag
pole to go to the next level. Jump on the heads of your enemies to
kill them and be on your way. Really not that hard.
Game Play-Fun 3 out of 20
This game can be pretty amusing, especially since you have so many
choices of games you can play. If you want old and simple you can play
Super Mario Brothers 1, or if you want something insanely difficult
that you can fail at and yet and scream at for an hour before you
finally throw your controller at the TV in sheer frustration, you can
play the Lost Levels. However, after you've beaten the game ... and
then it starts to repeat ... that's when you really get ready to put
This game can cause a very high level of frustration. The harder
levels are ridiculous, and if you can't get it within the first ten or
twelve times, you start to get *really* annoyed with it. However, once
you've discovered the secrets to the boards, you'll find that the next
time you play it will be incredibly easy.
Replayability 1 out of 10
This is a game that can be played over and over, again due to its
large number of game choices. You can also save your games and pick
them back up later. These games are always a fun thing to play on a
boring summer day or a rainy afternoon after school.
Game Value 6 out of 10
The value of this game has dropped massively over the past few years,
since the introduction of the Playstation and the Nintendo 64, but
it's an even better investment now because it's a great game for the
small price. You'll get hours of enjoyment out of it, and it's well
worth the price.
Overall 4 out of 10
Super Mario All-Stars is a great game. It provides hours of general
entertainment, and is pretty cheap to buy in the first place. I really
recommend this game, it's perfect to play at just about any time.