BS Super Mario Collection

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BS Super Mario Collection
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD, St.GIGA
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Super Famicom
Release date Japan
Part 1 - 1997/12/28
Part 2 - 1998/01/04
Part 3 - 1998/01/11
Part 4 - 1998/01/18
Genre Platform
Rating(s)
Mode(s) Single player
Media
SNES:
Media DL icon.svg Satellaview soundlink
Input
Super Nintendo:

BS Super Mario Collection is a remix of Super Mario Collection (the Japanese name for Super Mario All-Stars) for the Satellaview, an add-on for the Super Famicom. The game was released in four installments. As the game played, streamed audio would enhance the gameplay experience with special music and voice acting featuring Japanese celebrities. Unfortunately, information on it is sparse and incomplete at this time. Its "companion title" is BS Super Mario USA.

General Differences/Additions[edit]

  • There are new icons on the map screen:
  • Toad's House is now just a screen where the player selects the Treasure Chest, rather than having Mario actually walk to the chest and open it.
  • There is a timer in the bottom left of the screen that counts down to the end of a World cycle.
  • At the beginning of each world, there is a list of all the levels, and a picture with dialog underneath it.

Installment Info[edit]

Dai-1-shuu: Super Mario Bros. - Mario transverses a unique overworld. He chooses from three initial levels in a world, then when the timer runs out he moves on to the castle. Saving Toad earns him the Spade Panel round with multiple continues, then the game moves on to the next world (If the player collects enough points they will skip a world). Supposedly, Worlds 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are available. In the meantime, voice commentary is supplied by Mario and Yuuki Nae, a Satellaview Radio Personality.

Dai-2-shuu: Unknown, presumably Super Mario Bros. 3, exploring the worlds of which 1, 2 and 3 are available.

Dai-3-shuu: Super Mario Bros. 3 - Mario again explores the worlds of which 4, 5 and 6 are available.

Dai-4-shuu: Unknown, presumably Super Mario Bros. 3, exploring the worlds of which 7 and 8 are available.

Release Date Info[edit]

Being episodic, BS Super Mario Collection was released on a weekly basis. Info on the four releases is as follows:[1]

Date/Date Range Japanese English
1997/12/28~1998/01/03 BSスーパーマリオコレクション 第1週 BS Super Mario Collection Week 1
1998/01/04~1998/01/10 BSスーパーマリオコレクション 第2週 BS Super Mario Collection Week 2
1998/01/11~1998/01/17 BSスーパーマリオコレクション 第3週 BS Super Mario Collection Week 3
1998/01/18~1998/01/24 BSスーパーマリオコレクション 第4週 BS Super Mario Collection Week 4

The timeframe they initially broadcasted was likely 7PM. The programs may have re-aired a various amount of times, but more indepth schedules are necessary to know exactly how many.

Music[edit]

The Satellaview's Soundlink-capabilities allowed music to be streamed via Satellite radio. This game used this to enhance it's soundtrack with songs that could not be performed via the Super Famicom's soundchips.

As the game played, music from the Super Mario World Soundtrack and Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3, Hop! Step! Jump! - as well as strangely-picked licensed music would play in place of standard Super Mario music. Some of the licensed music choices include "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and The News and "The NeverEnding Story"

Gallery[edit]

Dai-1-Shuu[edit]

Dai-3-Shuu[edit]

Relevant links[edit]

A video of BS Super Mario Collection Dai-1-shuu's broadcast. This shows some gameplay and the accompanying audio for one of the elusive episodes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ list of Satellaview Soundlink games, arranged in order of release date