March 10th might not be a notable day for your average joe, but for Nintendo players it’s a chance to celebrate their love for gaming’s iconic moustachioed plumber. Many UK retailers are celebrating 2021’s edition by offering deep discounts on a range of different Super Mario games and merchandise. But where should you start?
Below we’ve rounded up some of the best deals available for Mario Day, helping you save money on all of the different game discounts and offers going around (some only for today). Whether you’re yet to play a particular Nintendo Switch game starring Mario and want to pick it up on sale or are looking for something Mario-themed to place on your mantle piece, here’s where you’ll find it. Treat yourself this Mario Day with the following best deal.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Ever wanted to create your own Super Mario course? You can now do exactly that thanks to the wonders of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a new video game/augmented reality hybrid that lets you witness either Mario or Luigi whizz about in your home in real-time. You’ll be able to view actions such as obstacles and rival racers from the comfort of your Switch screen, all while the kart moves and zooms around you. Pick it up this Mar10 Day for the best price:
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
Previously a Wii U exclusive, Nintendo recently saw sense and released the super underrated Super Mario 3D World on Nintendo Switch. Porting this colourful co-operative adventure alone would have been enough to make platforming fans on Switch happy, but also bundled in was the all-new Bowser’s Fury expansion. The double-pack only released this February though it can already be picked up for much less than £49.99 in honour of Mar10 Day:
Super Mario Amiibo
Looking for something small to celebrate Mar10 Day? Picking any one of the Mario-centric amiibo that Nintendo has released over the years would be a good solution. A lot of them have been tough to track down as of late, but we’ll keep the below listings updated just in case the Nintendo Store receives an influx of stock. Ranging from a classic 2D pixelated Mario to how the iconic Mascot appears at the end of Super Mario Odyssey, there are lots of designs available:
Mario Red + Blue limited edition Nintendo Switch
2020 marked 35 years since the original Super Mario Bros. released on NES. Nintendo celebrated this feat in myriad ways throughout the year, but one of the most exciting was an exclusive new Nintendo Switch colour variant. Not only does it also come with an attractive hardshell case by default, but both the console’s Joy-Con and Dock come coated in the beautiful new “Mario Red + Blue” colours. Here’s the Switch bundle’s best price:
LEGO Super Mario Adventure with Mario - Starter Course Set
It’s a surprise that Nintendo and LEGO hadn’t officially teamed up before last year’s reveal that Super Mario LEGO sets would be coming. This being Nintendo, though, they didn’t simply render the Mushroom Kingdom in blocks and call it a day. No, rather the official Starter Course Set comes with a fully interactive Mario, letting both kids and kids at heart mimic the act of playing the original game in a glorious LEGO set. Get it here:
Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.
Game & Watch was a classic line of LCD-screen handheld devices all themed around a specific experience. Back in the day each were limited by the set number of pixels that could appear on screen, but in 2020 Nintendo revived the idea with great aplomb. The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. includes both the original NES game, Super Mario the Lost Levels and an updated version of the classic ‘Ball’ Game & Watch game to play. It’s now less than £30 in honour of Mar10 day: