Buy up locations from across Super Mario Bros. history or scale a tower to challenge Bowser in upcoming versions of Monopoly and Jenga based on the classic Nintendo video games.
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. series, which stars the world-renowned plumber and his brother Luigi, Hasbro is releasing two new versions of the popular family board games, according to Comicbook.
Jenga: Super Mario Edition sees players attempting to scale a tower as either Mario, Luigi, Peach or Toad in order to reach Bowser. Players take turns to flick a spinner that shows how many blocks they must stack or how many levels their character can climb that turn. The spinner can also indicate whether play must be reversed or if coins can be collected. As players move their pegs and shift blocks the tower may become unstable, with the goal being to make it to the top without the tower collapsing.
Monopoly: Super Mario Celebration! presents players with a board featuring locations from across Mario’s many adventures, including Delfino Plaza from Super Mario Sunshine, the Comet Observatory from Super Mario Galaxy and Yoshi’s Island from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. As players make their way around the board, they might decide to buy one of Princess Peach’s castles - which take the place of hotels - or acquire a utility from Bowser Jr. or Magikoopa.
The Super Mario Bros. version of Monopoly includes iconic sound effects taken from various video games in the video game series, such as Bowser’s laugh and the mushroom power-up jingle. Available player pieces include a Yoshi egg, a Fire Flower and a Koopa shell.
It’s not the first time that a version of Monopoly has starred Mario, following the release of Monopoly Gamer in 2017. That game starred Mario, Peach Yoshi and Donkey Kong as they collected coins, purchased properties and defeated bosses while making their way around the classic Monopoly board, while a power-up die activated special abilities based on the video games.
Jenga: Super Mario Edition and Monopoly: Super Mario Celebration! are both set to release on August 1st at a retail price of $29.99 (£23).