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Power-Up! This limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase specially designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you'll find one of four covers--Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom--each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! * Buyers will receive one of four covers, chosen randomly (Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Power-Up! This limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase specially designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you'll find one of four covers--Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom--each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! * Buyers will receive one of four covers, chosen randomly (Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom), each in the "Question Mark Block" slipcase. * Specific cover image cannot be requested or guaranteed. * Each cover variant is printed in equal quantities. Super Mario Encyclopediais jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!


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Power-Up! This limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase specially designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you'll find one of four covers--Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom--each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! * Buyers will receive one of four covers, chosen randomly (Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Power-Up! This limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase specially designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you'll find one of four covers--Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom--each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! * Buyers will receive one of four covers, chosen randomly (Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom), each in the "Question Mark Block" slipcase. * Specific cover image cannot be requested or guaranteed. * Each cover variant is printed in equal quantities. Super Mario Encyclopediais jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!

30 review for Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years Limited Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dan Schwent

    The Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia covers all the Mario games from Super Mario Brothers to the present, including peripheral stuff like Mario Bros, Mario Tennis, and the like. I first encountered Super Mario Brothers at the neighbor's house at the tender young age of ten. Since then, I've played quite a few Mario games. When this book went on sale for less than $20 bucks, it was time to take the plunge. First off, I'll get my nitpicky things out of the way first. While called Birdo in Nintendo Pow The Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia covers all the Mario games from Super Mario Brothers to the present, including peripheral stuff like Mario Bros, Mario Tennis, and the like. I first encountered Super Mario Brothers at the neighbor's house at the tender young age of ten. Since then, I've played quite a few Mario games. When this book went on sale for less than $20 bucks, it was time to take the plunge. First off, I'll get my nitpicky things out of the way first. While called Birdo in Nintendo Power and in this book, the character in Super Mario Bros. 2 is actually called Birdetta as per the SMB2 credits. Secondly, Mike Tyson's Punch Out wasn't mentioned with the other games Mario appeared in even though Mario is clearly the referee. Other than that, this thing is pretty sweet, giving an overview of every game with "Super Mario" prominently in the title, except for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, though that was properly a Yoshi game. We get enemies, power ups, story overviews, and the like. I could go into every game that is profiled but the book is what it says it is, for the most part: an encyclopedia of the Super Mario Bros. franchise. It's a fun coffee table book. I'll give the edge to Dark Horse's Zelda books since we all know Zelda is the superior franchise. 4 out of 5 stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    This comprehensive encyclopedia covers all things Mario. From the very first game up unto Super Mario U (no Odyssey!), each game receives a list of enemies, friends, power ups as well as a level by level explanation along with some fun tips and trips. The book is gorgeous and is recommended for any big fan of the Mario series. I especially liked the ending section that contained every single appearance Mario has made in other games, whether they are minor or just a mention.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Loved it. But no waluigi.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ankur

    What a wonderful book. As I child, I never had the opportunity to play any of the Mario games except for the original Super Mario Bros and Super Mario Bros 3 on the NES. Even from just playing these two games, Mario became one of my favorite video game characters of all time which made me curious on other games which I never got to try and to get to know more about them. This book completes the whole 30 years with all the games made from the original NES to 2015 with beautiful artwork, text taken What a wonderful book. As I child, I never had the opportunity to play any of the Mario games except for the original Super Mario Bros and Super Mario Bros 3 on the NES. Even from just playing these two games, Mario became one of my favorite video game characters of all time which made me curious on other games which I never got to try and to get to know more about them. This book completes the whole 30 years with all the games made from the original NES to 2015 with beautiful artwork, text taken from the original game manuals and enemy varieties, hidden secrets and also some fun and interesting trivia stuff which I never knew existed. Reading this made me feel missed out on so much of the games I never got to play and how much Mario got evolved with time and technology.Even if you are not a big fan of Mario, this book is beautiful with its neat pages, excellent design quality and good writing. Its a nostalgia trip for all the gamers who grew up with Mario in the 8 bit era and beyond. Also, as a bonus there is never a great time to buy this book than now due to the 35th anniversary of Mario coming right around the corner this month with Nintendo announcing a slew of old games and new ones remastered for the Nintendo Switch console releasing in September 2020 and February 2021. When I got this book even though I never played those games I still loved reading it, but thanks to these games now getting remastered for the Switch I can finally play them and so it makes me more grateful that I bought this. Overall, very highly recommended for Mario fans and casual gamers. This book is a great trip down memory lane.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    This book walks through Super Mario games that were released between 1985-2015. At first, it’s interesting to read the short excerpt on the game’s initial development and feel nostalgia about the early Mario games and characters. Each game gets its own section, which covers the characters you play as, the enemies you encounter, objects that help, descriptions of levels/worlds, and notable features. I only played the first few games, so the later sections didn’t resonate with me and started to fe This book walks through Super Mario games that were released between 1985-2015. At first, it’s interesting to read the short excerpt on the game’s initial development and feel nostalgia about the early Mario games and characters. Each game gets its own section, which covers the characters you play as, the enemies you encounter, objects that help, descriptions of levels/worlds, and notable features. I only played the first few games, so the later sections didn’t resonate with me and started to feel repetitive. It made me appreciate the creativity behind building that world and its characters. I was hoping for more of a story, though, and it felt like reading a catalog. It also focuses on the games where Mario and friends go on quests, and only briefly mentions other significant games like Mario Kart.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn B

    A detailed description of all of the Mario bro. iterations up to 2016, how the games timelines relate to each other, how the characters have evolved since the 1980s, and the many Mario Easter eggs in other Nintendo games The eBook is about 250 pages and available for download through Hoopla. It’s a fun read to flip through and get a comprehensive history of the franchise. It is interesting to see how the “call to adventure” has changed or stayed the same through the years.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Freddie

    The best book ever!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Martin

    I thought it had helpful hints for my games. I love it!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea Gouin

    This was published before Mario Odyssey and the Switch in General and devotes a lot of time to promoting Super Mario Maker. It chronicles the journey of the Super Mario games starting with the introduction to the NES and how it evolved to a 3D world. There were some one page inserts about games such as Peach's solo adventure and the Mario Kart games, but it was mostly devoted to the main series game. Breaks down the characters, story, villains, and different worlds/levels for every game. A nice This was published before Mario Odyssey and the Switch in General and devotes a lot of time to promoting Super Mario Maker. It chronicles the journey of the Super Mario games starting with the introduction to the NES and how it evolved to a 3D world. There were some one page inserts about games such as Peach's solo adventure and the Mario Kart games, but it was mostly devoted to the main series game. Breaks down the characters, story, villains, and different worlds/levels for every game. A nice piece for collector's.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Lanter

    Super Mario Bros. came out the year I was born so I guess it makes sense that I was destined to be a huge fan of the video games. I taught myself how to draw by creating my own versions of the characters from the games and my love of the traditional Mario games has never diminished with age. So getting a book like this which chronicles the 2D and 3D platformers was a no-brainer. I got this book as a Christmas gift without ever flipping through it because the book seemed like a foolproof gift. On Super Mario Bros. came out the year I was born so I guess it makes sense that I was destined to be a huge fan of the video games. I taught myself how to draw by creating my own versions of the characters from the games and my love of the traditional Mario games has never diminished with age. So getting a book like this which chronicles the 2D and 3D platformers was a no-brainer. I got this book as a Christmas gift without ever flipping through it because the book seemed like a foolproof gift. Once I received it, I flipped through the book and wasn't hooked by it initially and in fact, I've had the book for over a year before I got around to reading it. It has a ton of small pictures from the games and doesn't feature quite as much art as I expected. This truly is an encyclopedia which contains one sentence descriptions of the enemies and items and levels from Mario games. That wasn't exactly what I was expecting/hoping for but once I got into reading this, I started to enjoy it more and more. The tips and hidden secrets section for each game is really nice and maybe the most valuable information included here. My only real complaint with the book is that a lot of the images are truly tiny and while this is good for games like Mario 64 where the graphics haven't aged well, in other places it was a bit of a bummer when the graphics are better and makes you want to skim instead of pore over all of the cool content in the book. All in all, this book is nice looking, fun to browse, and is a good coffee table. It isn't the ultimate book on Super Mario but perhaps Nintendo and Dark Horse have plans for that in the future.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dave Wheeler

    For a fan of the Mario Bros. video game series, this was a fantastic and fun read. It covers the first 30 years of the franchise (1985-2015) with excellent breakdowns of the games with many illustrations and fascinating facts. It’s a great nostalgia binge and I would recommend it to anyone who has any interest in this game franchise.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Wade Ripkowski

    The only thing that could make this better is maps!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Abraham Ray

    Great read about the super Mario brothers games! Lots of great hints on how to beat the various super Mario brothers games.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Allison DaRosa

    It's informative, although it would be nice if they included info about secret exits in each level that has them. I rate this four and a half stars. It's informative, although it would be nice if they included info about secret exits in each level that has them. I rate this four and a half stars.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Veronica

    This is very good

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jon the

    really good book

  17. 4 out of 5

    C.E.

    A few typos, some inaccurate information, and Zelda is better.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jack

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Bwah ha ha ha!-bowser🎮🎮🕹️🎮🎮🎮🎮🎮

  19. 5 out of 5

    Peter Wolfley

    An incredible guide to the magical world of Mario. It’s been so fun to share my love of everyone’s favorite plumber with my son.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Devon Sailor

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. didn't even read it didn't even read it

  21. 4 out of 5

    Otto Bot

    Awesome guide

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tayler Morrell

    Great encyclopedia. The whole family loves it.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Paula

    A comprehensive reference on every mario bros. game since the inception of the character. Detailed and nostalgic.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alex Montoya

    Gratamente atractivo, sorprendente en su diseño, si te gusta Mario, Mario vas a encontrar. Bueno, Súper Mario, ya que de "el otro universo Mario" poco más que un breve resumen o referencia vas a encontrar. Hay una pega mayor: la traducción al español. Hay lances en los que parece que la traducción literal arruina el significado de una frase. Parece a su vez que la traductora no controla mucho del "Tema Mario" y por ello algunas traducciones o no están correctas, o no tienen sentido. Otro aspecto Gratamente atractivo, sorprendente en su diseño, si te gusta Mario, Mario vas a encontrar. Bueno, Súper Mario, ya que de "el otro universo Mario" poco más que un breve resumen o referencia vas a encontrar. Hay una pega mayor: la traducción al español. Hay lances en los que parece que la traducción literal arruina el significado de una frase. Parece a su vez que la traductora no controla mucho del "Tema Mario" y por ello algunas traducciones o no están correctas, o no tienen sentido. Otro aspecto (en este caso sí es personal) es la traducción literal del nombre de algunos enemigos, que personalmente prefiero en su forma original. Por lo demás pura Magia Nintendo, a un precio muy ajustado y con un acabado fetén.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Irina

  26. 5 out of 5

    Luke Assink

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jenne

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

  29. 4 out of 5

    black_bo0k

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brad F

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