Today is the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. but the celebrations will continue into next month in Japan when Nintendo release a special box set called Super Mario Collection. Here are the first pictures.
It will be released in Japan on 21 October and the fancy red collector's box contains Super Mario Collection for the Wii, a 25 years of Mario history booklet which features unseen artwork and development materials, and a soundtrack CD featuring classic Mario themes from the past quarter of a century. Wow!
As for the game, it is a reproduction of Super Mario Collection which was originally released in Japan in 1993. This was given the name Super Mario All-Stars for its western release and was a SNES compilation of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3, It also included the Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels which was modelled on the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2.
The Super Mario Collection Special Pack will cost 2,500 Yen and there will only be a limited number available.