Super Mario Bros. Deluxe: Perfect For 3DS eShop
With plans to release additional Game Boy Color titles through the eShop, Nintendo should resurrect this long lost classic.
The unwritten law of video games (one of them, anyway) states that whenever Nintendo releases a new system, a port of Super Mario Bros. is sure to follow.
Since that's undeniably true, might as well release the best version available.
Said game is Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, the 1999 Game Boy Color title that managed to deliver that classic NES experience with necessary tweaks.
Although Nintendo didn't spruce up the graphics, similar to Super Mario All Stars on SNES and Wii, the game featured a handful of improvements, starting with an over world map ala Super Mario Bros. 3. The game also includes the ability to press up and down on the d-pad to see above and below Mario, which went a long way to keeping a close eye on Lakitu in World 4-1.
What's more, Super Mario Bros. DX sports simultaneous multiplayer, as well as a Challenge Mode that tasks gamers with searching for hidden objects to achieve a score.
Most importantly, it comes with the original Super Mario Bros. 2 in its entirety. No, we don't mean the bizarre 1988 NES game starring Wart, but the Japanese edition. Two full games in one package. Sounds great to us.
Bottom line, it's been more than ten years since we've enjoyed Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, and it would make a perfect fit on the 3DS eShop as a downloadable title, joining The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Odds of it happening look good. It's just a matter of when.