Top critical review
Could be better.
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019
I loved playing Super Mario All-Stars back in the day. In fact, I'd only ever played the first Super Mario Bros. on the NES, so this fine collection was my introduction to 2 and 3 and of course, the Lost Levels.
At the time it was released, Super Mario All-Stars did indeed provide the perfect Super Mario experience, but that was before the Advance series came along, which perfected these gems even further.
This compilation, sadly has none of the extra bells and whistles the GBA games added, such as Luigi's different look and playstyle in SMB3, Giant enemies and Robo-Birdo in 2, the collectible coins or the voices.(Yeah, some people found 'em annoying, but I liked them.) Nor does it have, for that matter any version of Super Mario World, whereas a later SNES version did.
On the plus side, this is still the best version of SMB1 and LL one can find, so I'll certainly be popping it into my Wii U from time to time. Also on the plus side, I can always play the SMA series on the Wii U VC.