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It’s Mario time! Mario Day 2021 is here, which means it’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite mascot. There’s some great discounts to be found in honor of the video game character today, including a wide variety of fan-favorite Nintendo Switch edition Mario games for up to 75% off at Best Buy.
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What is Mario Day?
Mario Day, also known as Mar10 Day, is an annual celebration created by fans of the beloved Mario franchise, which first debuted in 1985 (though Mario himself first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981).
There’s some mega deals to be found within this event, including the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle game, which was once $59.99 and is now only $14.99, saving you a whopping 75%. The game has more than 6,000 glowing 5-star reviews and is a constant adventure. In it, you’ll battle through four different worlds with your favorite Mario sidekicks and restore order to the gang’s beloved Mushroom Land. Players loved how strategic this game was, noting that it challenged even the most seasoned gamers.
What’s more, the ever-popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (my personal favorite) is seeing a massive price cut from $59.99 at $39.99, grabbing you $20 in savings. If you’ve ever wanted to race your friends in true Mario fashion for the ultimate trophy, this is your chance to do it. Choose your favorite avatar and ride down popular race tracks, like Rainbow Road, with up to eight players wirelessly. There’s even additional battle courses if you’re looking to go toe-to-toe with your best friend.
You’ll also get a seven-day free Switch online trial with your purchase, which allows you to race your friends from different corners of the world—my sister and I have a standing date to battle it out every Saturday, even though we reside on different continents.
Other top-rated games, such as Super Mario Odyssey, are also seeing massive markdowns. This pick, which has more than17,000 5-star reviews, takes you on an action-filled, globe-trotting adventure to save Princess Peach from Mario’s arch-nemesis, Bowser. Customers called this “the best Mario title to date” and noted that it’s a game for all ages. It’s currently seeing a price drop from $59.99 to $39.99, saving you $20 (note that you can also grab it for $38.88 at Walmart).
If you’re looking for newer games from the Mario universe, like Luigi’s Mansion 3, you’re in luck: Once $59.99, it’s just $38.99 here, saving you $21. Play it to follow your favorite green-clad hero through a haunted hotel and solve puzzle after puzzle to save Mario and his friends.
With so many adventure-filled games, there’s something here for everyone. Scroll through the best Mario Day deals running now and spend hours on end with this fun-loving mascot on your Nintendo Switch.
The best deals to shop on Nintendo Switch Mario Day games
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