One of the key features of Nintendo’s upcoming Switch Online service — outside of providing access to online game features — is the ability to download original NES games at no additional cost. Most notably, each of these classic titles will feature some sort of newly added online functionality on the Switch. Now, Nintendo has revealed that the Switch Online port of original Super Mario Bros. will support Mario and Luigi online co-operative play between two people. While the original 1985 classic platformer supported local multiplayer, this marks the first time that any version of the game has featured online co-op. Altogether, Nintendo Switch Online will launch with an NES game library of 20 titles, including Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario and The Legend of Zelda. Outside of access to online services and free games, Nintendo Switch Online will also provide Switch owners with the ability to back up their game save files to the cloud. The online … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Online to offer online co-op in original Super Mario Bros.
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Nintendo teased online multiplayer functionality for the original Mario Bros. as part of its Switch Online service.Even if players aren't in the same room, Mario and Luigi will be able team up to take on the Koopas invading the sewers of New York City when the 1983 classic arrives as one of the 20 free NES games for subscribers of the service."You and a friend will be able to play online co-op as Mario and Luigi in the original Mario Bros. game for the first time when #NintendoSwitchOnline launches this month," the company wrote. Co-op is gamer slang for team play.The original Mario Bros. was first developed for arcades, but later ported to the NES and most other Nintendo systems. Other free NES games will include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda. (Nintendo previously teased Super Mario Bros. 3.) The service is due to arrive in the second half of September and will cost $20 a year (around £15 or AU$30), with options to pay $3.99 per month, … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Online will bring new multiplayer options for Mario Bros
If you need an NES game to hype the service, this is definitely the one to do it. Super Mario Bros. 3 is a bonafide classic masterpiece with enough multiplayer portions to entice players to try it online. Especially those who weren’t lucky enough to get an NES Classic Edition. However, is there really no better feeling in video gaming than forcing your friends in versus matches, shaming them in utter defeat, and stealing their 1ups… when they’re sitting right next to you? I’m failing to see how such shame can be felt through an internet connection. … [Read more...] about Nintendo Reveals Super Mario Bros. 3 Running on the Nintendo Switch
In a tweet on Monday, Nintendo showed off what Super Mario Bros. 3 will look like on the Switch.The beloved 1988 game will be among the 20 free NES games -- including Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda -- given to subscribers of Nintendo's Switch Online service, which is due to arrive in the second half of September. We've known for a while now that Super Mario Bros. 3 is coming to the Switch, but this is the first time we've seen it."Play Super Mario Bros. 3 online with #NintendoSwitchOnline when the service launches this September and relive the classic #NES game that brought renowned power-ups such as Raccoon Mario to the world of Super Mario Bros.!" the company wrote in its tweet. The game will have online play for the first time, but we don't know exactly what that means -- most likely it'll just be local multiplayer with friends online. The image shows a player one icon in the top left of the screen.The service will cost $20 a year (around £15 or AU$30), with options to pay … [Read more...] about Nintendo teases Super Mario Bros. 3 as part of Switch Online service
In this first episode of a new Kotaku video series called Complete In Box, I take a look at a complete copy of one of the most iconic and influential games of all time: Super Mario Bros. for the NES. When we play it today, we don’t have that original experience of taking home a cardboard-boxed copy of it from Toys ‘R’ Us, and going through the manual on the car ride home. By looking at what Nintendo said—and pointedly did not say—about the game you were about to play, we can get a much closer sense of what it was like to experience Super Mario for the first time in 1985. Every two weeks on Complete In Box, we’ll take a close look at another game—from many different platforms from around the world—and discover all the ways that a video game was more than just computer code. … [Read more...] about To Truly Understand Super Mario Bros., You Need The Box And Manual