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Nintendo celebrates MAR10 ’24 with happenings and special opportunities

Is this coming Mario Day the biggest one yet for Nintendo fans? Maybe, as the company has a whole mess of stuff planned.

It’s a me, March 10th

If you somehow are a video game fan and you don’t know the significance of the modern faux holiday that is MAR10, it’s pretty simple. The name directly refers to March 10th, which is a date that Nintendo set aside a few years ago to celebrate the company’s number one mascot, Mario. Get it? “MAR10″… “Mario”. Yeah.

In any event, the day has traditionally been one with some Nintendo-powered Mario flavor to it, but this year’s looks to be the biggest and most expansive yet. Fans will be able to participate in happenings at the Nintendo Store in NYC, but also at GameStop locations, and online via the Switch. Even if you don’t have an account, you’ll be able to grab a free 14 day trial of the service, to throw down with some classic Mario games.

Overall it’s a pretty deep list of stuff though, so scroll down to check it all out.

Play Classic Games Featuring Mario with Nintendo Switch Online:

  • In honor of MAR10 Day, Nintendo is offering twice the fun with the Nintendo Switch Online 14-Day Free Trial Membership (typically 7 days), available now through March 17. Challenge friends and family to classic games like Super Mario Bros. on NES and Super Mario World on Super NES with Nintendo Switch Online. This Free Trial is also available for Nintendo Switch owners who have previously claimed a Nintendo Switch Online free trial, so everyone can join in the fun! For more information, visit: https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/67b5be84eecc3079.

Play Super Mario World on Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online and Earn Rewards –

Participate in Two My Nintendo Sweepstakes – 

Celebrate with Fellow Mario Fans

  • MAR10 Day at Nintendo New York: On March 10, jump into the Nintendo New York store for a meet-and-greet with Mario and Luigi, the opportunity to challenge our ambassadors on the Nintendo Switch system, free MAR10 Day giveaways (while supplies last) and a screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Open March 2024 Tournament – Also on March 10, you can join an online Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament****** from noon to 6 p.m. Pacific Time, with the top 310 players receiving 1K My Nintendo Gold Points each! Just remember, every shell you throw may come back to haunt you (or at least slow you down).
    • To enter, you must participate in the Tournament in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game during the Tournament Period. To access the Tournament, select the following, in order, within the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game: Online Play, Tournaments, Search by Code. Enter the following code to enter the in-game tournament: 3409-7365-4571
  • GameStop In-Store Demo – Stop by participating GameStop locations on March 16 from noon to 4 p.m. local time to play together and share the fun! Play games featuring Mario and friends and receive free Mario-themed items, while supplies last.
  • Watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Check Out the Companion Digital Guidebook – What better way to celebrate MAR10 Day than to watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie? If you want to impress your family and friends with your Mushroom Kingdom knowledge, follow along with the free digital guidebook that reveals hidden game references in the movie. (Sign in with your Nintendo Account—or create one for free—to view the guide.)
  • Celebrate Mario with Play Nintendo – Gather the kids to check out Play Nintendo, a web site where young Nintendo fans can learn about Mario, take quizzes and even download printable mustaches to look like Mario and Luigi.
  • And … more? Yes. More: Visit Mario.Nintendo.com to find out what else Nintendo has in store for MAR10 Day.

Let’s-a go!

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

* Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership at the then-current price unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed for a Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack membership nor by a Nintendo Account with an active Individual Membership or Family Membership. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

** A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply (https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point).

*** Offer valid 3/10/2024 to 3/16/2024; available while supplies last. Savings based on suggested retail price. Actual savings may vary. See participating retailers for details.

**** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 5:00PM PT on 3/4/2024 and ends at 11:59PM PT on 4/16/2024. To enter, you must (1) have a Nintendo Account (if you do not have a Nintendo Account you can register for one at https://my.nintendo.com/; (2) visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/bf1ef4b103df7f2d, (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo LEGO® Super Mario™ Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/bf1ef4b103df7f2d) as stated in Official Rules. There will be five (5) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) LEGO® Super Mario™ Dorrie’s Sunken Shipwreck Adventure Expansion Set (ARV $44.99 USD), one (1) LEGO® Super Mario™ Bowser’s Muscle Car Expansion Set (ARV $29.99 USD) and one (1) LEGO® Super Mario™ Yoshi’s Egg-cellent Forest Expansion Set (ARV $9.99 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $424.85 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://www.nintendo.com/events/rules/mynintendo-lego-super-mario-official-sweepstakes/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

***** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 11:00AM PT on 3/4/2024 and ends at 11:59PM PT on 4/23/2024. To enter, you must (1) have a Nintendo Account (if you do not have a Nintendo Account you can register for one at https://my.nintendo.com/; (2) visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/f5aa49489e26a0a0, (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo BlackMilk x Super Mario – Princess Peach Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/f5aa49489e26a0a0) as stated in Official Rules. There will be three (3) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) Princess Peach Shiny Bomber Jacket (XXS – XXL) (ARV $90.99 USD), one (1) Princess Peach HW Ninja Pants (XXS – XXL) (ARV $51.72 USD) and one (1) Princess Peach Sheer V Crop (XS – XXL) (ARV $38.62 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $543.99 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://www.nintendo.com/events/rules/mynintendo-blackmilk-super-mario-official-sweepstakes/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

****** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the US and Canada who are age 13+ and Mexico who are age 18+ and have access to a Nintendo Switch system, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game, reliable high-speed internet connection, and any Nintendo Switch Online membership. Tournament begins at 12:00 PM PT on 3/10/2024 and ends at 6:00 PM PT on 3/10/2024. To participate, players must enter the specified Online Tournament in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game during the Tournament Period and enter the code specified in the Official Rules for that Tournament Day. Winners will be determined on or around 3/12/2024. There will be 310 winners, selected based on the number of points accumulated in up to 24 races during that Tournament Day. Each winner will each receive 1,000 My Nintendo Gold Points (ARV $10 USD each). Total prize ARV $3,100 USD. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply (https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point). Skill of participating players determines the winner(s). See Official Rules for details and restrictions: https://nintendo.com/events/rules/mario-kart-open-march-2024/ Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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