Of all the video game characters who deserve their own day, it’s safe to say that Mario “Mr. Video” Mario, as the most prolific character in gaming history, definitely deserves his ‘MAR10 Day’. Very few gamers will be able to say that they’ve not played at least one game with Mario in it, whether that’s as a fighter in Smash Bros., a racer in Mario Kart, or more directly through the main series of platforming adventures.
2022 marks 41 years since we first met Mario back in the Donkey Kong arcade game. Somehow, it wasn’t the mischievous gorilla that people latched onto (although Donkey does have his fans, including me), but rather the unassuming middle-aged carpenter (yes, he was a carpenter originally) with a moustache. Now he’s appeared in literally hundreds of different games, many of which are considered among the most influential games ever created.
So what are you going to do to mark MAR10 Day? Well, why not treat yourself to some nifty Mario goodies. Perhaps you could buy a new game? Nintendo do have a special Mario sale on to mark the occasion, after all. Or maybe you could buy a few new additions to your amiibo collection? Or you could enhance your gaming setup with an awesome (or should that be ‘super’?) Mario controller? There are plenty of official Mario products out there.
If you want to celebrate MAR10 day, we recommend:
MAR10 Day games sale
The best Mario games on Switch encompass many different experiences, whether it’s exploring new horizons in games like in Super Mario Odyssey or Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, spruced up new instalments in classic spin-offs like Mario Tennis Aces or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or even the classics themselves via the Nintendo Switch Online service. You can get a number of Mario games on sale today as part of the MAR10 Day celebrations and these are some highlights:
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe $59.99 $39.99 Buy now Network N earns affiliate commission from qualifying sales.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle $59.99 $9.99 Buy now Network N earns affiliate commission from qualifying sales.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe $59.99 $39.99 Buy now Network N earns affiliate commission from qualifying sales.
Super Mario amiibo
But what if you want to something that’s not in the sale? You could get some Mario amiibo. Other than Smash Bros. (for obvious reasons) the Super Mario line of amiibo is definitely one of the most comprehensive. From the most central characters like Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser, through to the expanded cast, like Waluigi and Daisy, and even Wario, Diddy and Donkey Kong from the broader universe, if you have a favourite, the chances are they have an amiibo. Why not treat yourself with a new addition to the collection?
Super Mario controllers
If you’re a Switch owner, the need for a new controller may be particularly strong. We’ve almost all faced the dreaded Switch drift at some point or another. Well, thankfully for Mario fans, there are a number of Switch controllers that don iconic pieces of Mario artwork and would make wonderful replacements if you do have a dodgy Joy-con. How about one of these?
Other Mario goodies
Perhaps it could be fun to get something a little different. Have you ever seen the live action Super Mario movie? It’s actually much better than its reputation would have you believe. Or perhaps you’d like to delve into the world of Mario manga, where things can actually be even stranger than they are in the games themselves. Here are a few fun things that we’ve picked out:
However you spend MAR10 Day, be that with the excitement of ordering a new game, or the relaxing familiarity of revisiting an old favourite, we hope that you enjoy yourself and that the Mario series will continue to bring joy into your life for many years to come.
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