Hasbro has joined the list of toy companies celebrating 35 years of Nintendo’s best-loved plumber this year with the launch of two new Super Mario themed spins on its own classic games Jenga and Monopoly.
The global toy company has joined the likes of LEGO to celebrate the anniversary of Nintendo’s flagship character who bounded onto screen in 1985. LEGO detailed its own retro vibe launch of the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System building set for adult fans of the building brick and retro heads just this week.
Hot on its heels, Hasbro has joined the fray with the introduction of its own Monopoly – Super Mario Celebration Edition, and Jenga Super Mario, bringing the iconic character to two of the toymaker’s best-loved gaming franchises. Both games will be released on August 1st this year, and will be made available via Amazon.
Jenga Super Mario will have players racing up the tower as Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Toad, with their own character card to refer to throughout the game. Players earn points by collecting coins as they stack, steal, climb, and defeat Bowser. It’s a battle to the top as players move their own pegs up and their opponents’ pegs down, all while trying not to make the tower crash.
Meanwhile, Monopoly – Super Mario Celebration Edition lets players choose from six tokens with the Super Mario enthusiast in mind, and buy, sell, and trade locations from the iconic Super Mario games. It features characters and themes from across the franchise’ history, dating back to 1985 and the first Super Mario Bros. game.