This news is so lame I’m not even going to attach a picture, which I’m told hurts the readability of a media-related blog post. In Japan, Super Mario Collection (known in the USA as Super Mario All-Stars) is being released for Wii. Now, if this were a Virtual Console release, that would be pretty dang sweet. But it ain’t. It’s a full-on, retail release on an optical disc, selling for ~$30! Wha—?!?! There are two reasons why this news is totally lame . . .
Reason 1) $30!!!
On the virtual console, old SNES releases sell for $8. Now, I realize this new release has a few CHEAPO bonus items packaged with it, but I don’t see how those, plus a case and a disc, add up to $22.
Reason 2) LAZY!
Ugh, you know what would have been totally sweet? If Nintendo had actually updated all the graphics and audio, you know, like fucking Super Mario All-Stars was meant to do in the first place? All the games could have had New Super Mario Bros. style presentation. I’m sure some people wouldn’t like that but boo-hoo, it’s not like this approach would erase the older releases from history.
Curse you, Nintendo! Curse you to heck.