Player's Choice

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Official Player's Choice logo and artwork, featuring Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.
Promotional artwork of the Player's Choice logo, featuring Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong
Player's Choice logo
Player's Choice logo
Player's Choice Nintendo 64 logo
Player's Choice Nintendo 64 logo

Player's Choice was a marketing label on select Nintendo games that had sold a certain number of units, originally one million copies before being reduced to 250,000 copies for the Nintendo GameCube.[1] The label was introduced on May 20, 1996.[2] Player's Choice games were also sold at a lower price point, typically $19.99, lower than the default $49.99. A lot of the more popular games of the Super Mario franchise have earned the Player's Choice title. Europe did not use the Player's Choice label for its Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy titles, opting to use the Nintendo Classics label instead until the Nintendo 64. The Nintendo Selects label is the successor to Player's Choice, likely discontinuing Player's Choice on May 15, 2011.[3]

List of Player's Choice Super Mario titles by system[edit]

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Game Boy[edit]

Game Boy Color[edit]

Nintendo 64[edit]

Nintendo GameCube[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]


  • In Nintendo Monopoly, there is a Coin Block/Brick Block card that rewards the player with either $45 or $50 (dependent on whether it is the 2006 or 2010 version) for the Player's Choice Award.


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  2. ^ May 16, 1996. Nintendo Introduces Players Choice Games. Nintendo. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Reilly, Jim (May 4, 2011). Nintendo Confirms Wii Price Cut. IGN. Retrieved May 4, 2023. Archived from the original.
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