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Collect all the coins and dodge all the koopa troopas to celebrate Mario’s holiday this year.

Nintendo will offer a special deal between Sunday, March 10 and Saturday, March 16 for fans to buy select Nintendo Switch systems, plus one of five select games starring Mario, all for $329.98. The promotion is available in stores and online through participating retailers. Players can choose from Super Mario Party, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Nintendo Switch owners can also join the party and head to the Mushroom Kingdom by buying a digital download code from participating retail stores or retailer websites. They can redeem the code in the Nintendo eShop for the same five Mario games for $39.99 each.

“What better way to celebrate Mario Day than by playing some of the most popular Mario games on Nintendo Switch,” Nintendo of America’s SVP of sales and marketing Doug Bowser says in a statement. “This promotion is a great option for consumers who want to pick up Nintendo Switch and some hit games at a value price.”

Fans of the mustached plumbing hero can also redeem their My Nintendo points for rewards inspired by Mario during the promotion period. My Nintendo will offer a March calendar, Mario Day wallpapers, Mario-themed invites, bingo cards, and envelopes for Nintendo eShop cards so fans can throw their own parties. Mario Bros. costume dress code are highly encouraged.

The promotions come just in time for new, Mario-themed Nintendo Switch game releases, including Yoshi’s Crafted World on March 29 and Super Mario Maker 2 in June.

Photo: Nintendo

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Victoria Rosenthal

Victoria Rosenthal

Victoria Rosenthal is an editorial/office assistant at Adventure Publishing Group. She helps the office with its day-to-day needs, whether that's contributing and editing content for the The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider, helping manage Adventure Publishing Group's social media accounts, or setting up hundreds of toys! Scouting and testing out awesome new board and card games with friends is Victoria's jam, but hand her a PlayStation controller during a game of Crash Bandicoot, and don’t expect to get a turn. Don't forget to say, “Hello!” when you call the office!