Most Anticipated Games From the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct

On Thursday, the 3rd of September in 2020, the long-waited and rumoured 35th anniversary direct for Super Mario finally became a truth, with a handful of new games being announced. This list ranks the most anticipated of these six new additions to the Mario game roster.
The Top Ten
1 Super Mario 3D All-Stars

I've been looking forward to this ever since the rumors were ignited back at the start of this year, and it certainly looks promising! Bringing the three best 3D Mario titles in one package, Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy (not 2 though), this is sure to be an amazing playthrough when I get my hands on it.

I'm especially excited about Super Mario Sunshine, as it's a game that I own, but never got the chance to complete because the controls drove me insane. Super Mario 64 is going to be interesting too. While I don't care for the Galaxy remaster, it will be interesting as well. So, this is overall number one on this list.

2 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Ok. If you ask me, this was the most interesting announcement of the day. The reason why is because of Bowser's Fury. I should say how funny it is that the 3D Mario games that are 24, 18, and 13 years old only get a better resolution, while 3D World, which is only seven years old, gets a brand new mode.

To give the benefit of the doubt, maybe this game mode will be ultra short or will have underwhelming levels. However, by looking at it, it could be at its best a great collect-a-thon like games with multiple obstacle courses that you can go at the order you want, and with more intense visuals or even a story. Overall, this could be the first Wii U port that I might buy, despite already having the original, since Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, depending on how good Bowser's Fury will be.

3 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

My first thought when seeing the direct was "MARIO KART 9 AT LAST!"... but to my disappointment, it was not. Well, it kind of feels as if Nintendo is purposely teasing us, but either way, this game sure looks interesting! It's essentially Labo Mario Kart, in that you build your own circuit in your house, and then race inside of it using your Switch.

This is one of the most creative game concepts so far, but a turn off already is the insane price at one hundred bucks. But still, I'm excited!

While not being Mario Kart 9, Home Circuit looks like a very interesting game that can be fun. I don't think I will buy it though, because it will be hard to find space in my home.

4 Super Mario Bros. 35

This game will put Fortnite to shame, as it's Super Mario Bros. levels in the style of a battle royale with 35 players, and the last one standing wins. A really interesting concept I hadn't thought of before, but I sure will get my time to play it sooner or later. However, it's ironic how Nintendo once banned a fan-made battle royale Mario flash game, only to create something similar themselves.

If you are a big fan of online games, unlike me, I'm sure this game was the best announcement of the day for you. Honestly, it looks really sick to have a Mario battle royale game.

5 Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

It's the Super Mario Bros. we all know and love, but on a new Game & Watch system with color. Who cares about it though, when there's the much cheaper Nintendo Switch Online?

6 Super Mario All-Stars

The classic 2D Mario package of Super Mario Bros., The Lost Levels, 2, and 3 makes its return to the Switch. It first debuted on the SNES, with a limited edition version later released on the Wii for those who own Nintendo Switch Online.

Well, it's cool to have this game, knowing it wasn't available on the EShop of the Wii U. However, I don't have Nintendo Switch Online since I don't think it's really worth it.

7 Super Mario Galaxy
8 Super Mario 64
9 Super Mario Sunshine
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