In anticipation of Mario Day, Nintendo and major retailers have discounted a variety of Mario-related Nintendo Switch games and accessories. Mario Day became a thing when the internet discovered that March 10 can read like the iconic Nintendo mascot’s birthday when written as MAR10. Nintendo eventually started recognizing Mario Day and began offering discounts on Super Mario games on Mario Day. In recent years, Mario Day has become somewhat of a week-long event, so there are already some great deals to be found ahead of March 10. We’ve rounded up all of the best Mario Day deals and will add more throughout the week as they go live.
The recently released Mario Red & Blue Edition Nintendo Switch console is back in stock at Amazon and Best Buy. The $300 bundle features a Mario-themed console, dock, and Joy-Cons and comes with a matching carrying case.
GameStop brought back one of its Black Friday Nintendo Switch promotions for its Tax Day sale, and it’s still available this week for Mario Day. If you buy a Nintendo Switch Lite at its $200 list price, you’ll get a drinkware set with four Mario glasses. The set is valued at $40 and comes with glasses featuring Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi. GameStop currently has the gray, coral, and yellow Switch Lite models available for this online-only deal.
Super Mario Maker 2 offers a ton of side-scrolling Mario fun whether you’re creating your own levels or running through one of the thousands of user-created levels. The Nintendo Switch sequel also has a pretty great story mode featuring levels Nintendo designed with the in-game tools. It earned an 8/10 in our Super Mario Maker 2 review.
Don’t forget about Luigi on Mario Day. Luigi’s Mansion 3, an adventure game where Luigi treks through a spooky hotel searching for Mario and pals, is also on sale. Luigi’s Mansion 3 can be played solo or cooperatively with another play and features a bevy of cool puzzles and boss battles against ghosts. It earned an 8/10 in our Luigi’s Mansion 3 review.
Mario Tennis Aces is a great pick-up-and-play sports game with simple mechanics and a ton of charm. It has a cool single-player campaign that puts a Mushroom Kingdom-style spin on tennis as well as local and online multiplayer. It earned a 7/10 in our Mario Tennis Aces review.
Every Nintendo platform needs a Mario Party game. Super Mario Party for Nintendo Switch boasts several game modes and 80 minigames within them, giving you and the family plenty of variety for game night. It earned a 7/10 in our Super Mario Party review.
Mario is nowhere to be found in Yoshi’s Crafted World, but this is a classic Mario-style platformer through and through. The charming world was designed to look like cardboard, giving it a cutesy and distinct look that matches the lighthearted tone of the adventure. Yoshi’s Crafted World can be played cooperatively with another player, and it’s an ideal game to play with your kids. It earned an 8/10 in GameSpot’s Yoshi’s Crafted World review.
Super Mario Odyssey is one of the best games on Nintendo Switch. The 3D platformer adds a number of new tricks to Mario’s arsenal thanks to the help of his sentient cap. Each of the world’s you explore are quite large, which gives Odyssey an open-world feel. Super Mario Odyssey is incredibly polished and filled with exciting platforming challenges and puzzles. It earned a rare 10/10 in our Super Mario Odyssey review.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a great compilation containing New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, both of which originally appeared on Wii U. Both side-scrolling Mario platformers feature inventive levels that shine on the Nintendo Switch hardware.
Exclusive to Walmart, this stylish PowerA Nintendo Switch case is $5 off for Mario Day. It has a sturdy exterior to protect your console while traveling. It supports the Switch or Switch Lite thanks to an optional insert that keeps the smaller Switch Lite nice and snug. The case also has a zippered mesh compartment for small accessories and holds up to eight game cards.
GameStop also has an exclusive PowerA Mario Switch case on sale for $15. It has the same features as Walmart’s but with a different design.
Multiple PowerA Enhanced wired controllers are on sale for $18 at Walmart and Amazon. PowerA controllers have a similar look and feel as the Switch Pro controller, and these Mario designs are pretty cool.
A variety of Club Mocchi Mocchi’s 15-inch Super Mario plushies are discounted to $22.49 at Amazon. These super soft plushies are available in a bunch of different designs. On-sale plushies include: 1-Up Mushroom, Blooper, Boo, Goomba, Luigi Hat, Mario Hat, and Yoshi Egg.
Amazon and Best Buy are selling Lego Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course for $48, down from $60. This is the base Mario Lego set that comes with Mario and is required for use with the myriad of expansion sets. The Mario Starter Course is a 231-piece set and lets you design a small level featuring obstacles and enemies such as Goomba and Bowser Jr.
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