Forgetful Nintendo reveals disappointingly simple Super Mario Bros. OLED

Nintendo reveals a disappointingly simple limited edition Super Mario Bros. OLED for the Switch before the platformer's launch on October 5, complete with new details.

Forgetful Nintendo reveals disappointingly simple Super Mario Bros. OLED
Published by Mason @ PC Game Spotlight 8 months ago


Super Mario Bros. Wonder: Limited Edition Switch Revealed

A limited edition Super Mario Bros. OLED for the Nintendo Switch was revealed by Nintendo ahead of the platformer’s launch date, providing new details on the game, powerups, enemies, and the new badges mechanic. However, the special Direct presentation also gave us a look at a disappointing limited edition Switch that seems underwhelming compared to OLED consoles for Splatoon 3 and Tears of the Kingdom.

First shown off at E3, Super Mario Bros. Wonder brings Mario back to his 2D roots while adding a new badges mechanic, powerups, and enemies. The new Direct presentation gives us a lot more information on the game, including the conclusion to the story and its new world, but also new details on the powerups and enemies.

It also confirms rumours of the limited edition Switch, which surfaced last month, showing it off for the first time before the game and giving us its release date. The design, however, is perhaps the most disappointing part of this reveal.

Despite rumours that this would be a more intricate OLED Switch with symbols from the game, coins, or something else on the back, the design is actually quite basic. It features a red OLED, with coins on the back, and a slightly darker red Mario symbol. It’s not particularly special, and seems to be a step down from the regular Mario Switch released two years ago.

The design is especially disappointing in comparison to the OLED consoles for Splatoon 3 and Tears of the Kingdom, both of which included unique elements from the games or their other characters. The Super Mario Bros. OLED Switch just seems like a regular red Switch with a Mario symbol and some coins on the back, which seems underwhelming in comparison.

After the reveal of the OLED Switch, the Direct wraps up with a release date of October 5, and pre-orders are now available on the Nintendo Store, priced at $350 (for comparison, the Splatoon Switch is $280). Check out the full Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct below.

If you want to see all the big reveals from the past 24 hours, check out our Super Mario Bros. Wonder launch date and trailer recap. You can also take a look at the best upcoming games, which are sure to have something for you, or perhaps you might want to try some other great platforming games.

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