Mario Death Day Memes Erupt as Fans Joke Nintendo Killing Character

Super Mario fans are mourning the loss of two games, Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35, by sharing jokes and memes about Mario's supposed execution on 'Mario's Death Day.'

Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35 will no longer be available to download digitally from Thursday, April 1, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars will not be restocked at retailers including Best Buy and Walmart.

Mario fans are clearly trying to make the most of the games before they're no longer available to buy, as Games Industry reported that after Monster Hunter Rise, "Its closest competitor at No.2 was Super Mario 3D All-Stars. The collection of Mario games shot up 276 percent in sales week-on-week.

"The game was released to mark the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario franchise, and as a result is being discontinued from sale this week. Nintendo has been actively promoting the imminent delisting of the product, which has clearly boosted sales."

In the games' final days, Super Mario fans took to Twitter to joke about the demise of the eponymous character.

Twitter user @NS_Worm said: "Bye-Bye to Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario 35, and most importantly, Mario himself! See ya at the execution!" The tweet contained an image that showed Mario sitting alone at a bus stop with the caption "Don't forget Mario is set to be publicly executed on March 31, 2021!

@NS_Worm followed the tweet up with a photo that of a screen that showed that the game would be available until 2.59 am local time on April 1 and said"....wait a second—Oh well, guess he's dying in two days instead!"

....wait a second- Oh well, guess he’s dying in two days instead! pic.twitter.com/2Y1jtLi2OZ

— Wormie (@NS_Worm) March 31, 2021

@Tanisthelesbiab on Twitter said: "rest in peace mario" and attached a video of a stuffed toy Mario being thrown into a dryer.

rest in peace mario 😔 pic.twitter.com/P92olLt19s

— tanis 🏳️‍⚧️ (@tanisthelesbiab) March 31, 2021

Twitter user @FanamelIT simply said: "Goodbye, Mario," and attached two photos of the end screen of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

Goodbye, Mario. pic.twitter.com/Q8uJzjclma

— Fanamel (@FanamelT) March 31, 2021

@ChawnSarter on Twitter said: "Mario Dies Today" and shared a photo of Mario lying face down in a pool of blood.

Mario Dies Today pic.twitter.com/tPsks09OiI

— B r o c c u u u u u u u u ~ (BLM) (ON SEMI-HIATUS) (@ChawnSarter) March 31, 2021

The games were released to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES and were only ever going to be available until today, March 31, 2021.

Today is the last chance to download the games digitally, and as Super Mario 3D All-Stars will not be restocked in store, gamers hoping to purchase a physical edition should be quick.

Additionally, Engadget reported that the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch will no longer be restocked from April 1, so gamers should be quick to purchase one today before they're only available from resellers, likely for more than the recommended retail price of $50.

Super Mario UK thanked fans for supporting the game on Twitter and said: "Thank you to everyone who joined us in commemorating the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.

"We hope you continue to Power-Up and enjoy Mario and friends' adventures!"

Thank you to everyone who joined us in commemorating the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. We hope you continue to Power-Up and enjoy Mario and friends’ adventures! #SuperMario35 pic.twitter.com/9DVxSoSxRu

— Super Mario UK (@SuperMario_UK) March 31, 2021
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A person dressed as Mario at a pop-up Nintendo venue in Madison Square Park, March 3, 2017, in New York City. Super Mario fans are joking about the demise of the eponymous characters as two games will no longer be available to download from tomorrow. Drew Angerer/Getty