Mario Day sale has essential Nintendo Switch games from $13 — here's 21 deals I’d buy now

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Mario Day is an annual celebration of the beloved platforming plumber, and to mark the occasion Nintendo is launching a massive sale on some of the best Nintendo Switch games starring the iconic gaming mascot and friends. 

This year, Mario Day falls on Sunday (March 10, or should that be Mar10), but you don’t need to wait until then to pick up a discounted Switch game starring the main man himself. The Nintendo Store is already discounting essential Mario games including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Golf Super Rush, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Mario Tennis Aces.

Previous Mario Days have also been marked with an exclusive Nintendo Switch hardware bundle. There’s been no word on this yet, but we’re keeping a close watch and will update this article with fresh deals as they appear. 

Meanwhile, Nintendo gamers who prefer a physical cartridge rather than a digital download will also be pleased to know retailers including Amazon and Best Buy are also offering Mario Day deals as well, and I’ve included my favorite picks below. 

Best Mario Day deals right now

Nintendo Switch games: deals from $13 @ Nintendo Store

Nintendo Switch games: <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/sales-and-deals/#mar10-day" data-link-merchant="nintendo.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">deals from $13 @ Nintendo Store
Nintendo has launched it's Mario Day sale on its online storefront. This collection of discounts includes best-selling Switch games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Party Superstars and more. While some of the heavy-hitters are missing like Mario Odyssey, the perfect chance to pick up a Mario game you missed at launch. 

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FMario-Rabbids-Sparks-Hope-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB09742H73B%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $19 @ Amazon
The sequel to 2017's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Sparks of Hope once again reunites the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom with the zany Rabbids. This time the unexpected allies are venturing into the stars for an intergalactic adventure. Offering colorful strategy combat, and plenty of planets to explore, <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/mario-rabbids-sparks-of-hope" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is one of the most overlooked games on Nintendo Switch. 

SanDisk 256GB&nbsp;microSD: was $49 now $29 @ Amazon

SanDisk 256GB microSD: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0B985Q9F1%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $49 now $29 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch can store games and images on microSD storage, so it pays to pick up an extra card. The SanDisk 256GB microSD card is exactly what it sounds like, although this particular model has a charming Fortnite-inspired design.

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker: was $39 now $36 @ Best Buy

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fcaptain-toad-treasure-tracker-nintendo-switch%2F6219550.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $39 now $36 @ Best Buy
Captain Toad stars in his puzzle-focused adventure in Treasure Tracker. Each micro-course is a puzzle box to be explored, hiding secret Super Gems and Power Stars to be unearthed. You'll need to watch out for the many hazards in your way but don't worry, you can spin each 3D course to get the perfect vantage point. The Switch version of Captain Toad Treasure Tracker also includes several new levels inspired by Super Mario Odyssey. 

Luigi's Mansion: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
Luigi may be a little more quick to scare than his brother, but that doesn't stop him having a successful career as a ghost hunter. Luigi's Mansion 3 sees the tallest Mario brother set off to save Mario and friends, catching ghosts and solving puzzles in the process — aided by the all-new Poltergust G-00 and his all-green doppelganger Gooigi.
Price check: $39 @ Nintendo

Luigi's Mansion: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FLuigis-Mansion-3-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB07SMBG5TR%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
Luigi may be a little more quick to scare than his brother, but that doesn't stop him having a successful career as a ghost hunter. Luigi's Mansion 3 sees the tallest Mario brother set off to save Mario and friends, catching ghosts and solving puzzles in the process — aided by the all-new Poltergust G-00 and his all-green doppelganger Gooigi.
Price check: <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/products/luigis-mansion-3-switch/" data-link-merchant="nintendo.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$39 @ Nintendo

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSuper-Mario-3D-World-Bowsers-Fury%2Fdp%2FB08H9M7LDY%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury packages together the original Wii U co-op platformer with a brand new Mario experience, Bowser's Fury. It's a double-pack bursting with dozens of hours of platforming fun, and right now it's $10 off at Amazon. 

Super Mario Maker 2: was $59 now $44 @ Best Buy

Super Mario Maker 2: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6255383&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fsuper-mario-maker-2-nintendo-switch%2F6255383.p%3FskuId%3D6255383&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $44 @ Best Buy
If you've ever wanted to construct your own Mario courses rather than just play them, Super Mario Maker 2 is the game for you. Play, create and share your courses with the world and dive into a full single-player story as well. With thousands of user created courses already available Super Mario Maker 2 offers a nearly endless supply of new content. 

Mario Odyssey: was $59 now $47 @ Amazon

Mario Odyssey: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSuper-Mario-Odyssey-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB01MY7GHKJ%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $47 @ Amazon
Embark on a globe-trotting adventure with Mario and his new pal Cappy. Explore new worlds and collect Moons to power up your airship. You'll also need to master a whole new set of platforming moves, and unlock dozens of outfits to dress up Mario for his surrounding. Released in 2017, Mario Odyssey remains one of the best Nintendo Switch games ever made. 

Super Mario RPG: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon

Super Mario RPG: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FSuper-Mario-RPG-Nintendo-Switch-Version%2Fdp%2FB0C8VKNJ1B%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
A full remake of the original Super Mario RPG released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), this role-playing game sees Mario, Bowser, Peach and some new friends embark on an adventure to repair a wish-granting star. With updated graphics, gameplay and new cinematics, Super Mario RPG has never looked (or played) this well, but the original game's charms have been carefully retained as well. 

Mario Wonder: was $59 now $51 @ Walmart

Mario Wonder: <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FSuper-Mario-Bros-Wonder-Nintendo-Switch-U-S-Edition%2F2290023466" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $51 @ Walmart
Mario's latest side-scrolling adventure is a wonderfully refreshing spin on the classic formula. Venturing to the Flower Kingdom, you'll discover stage-altering Wonder Flowers which can warp levels, create new platforming challenges and even turn Mario into an elephant. Playable in up to four player co op, Mario Wonder is a platforming marvel for the entire family, and one of the very best Nintendo Switch games you can play now.  

Bayonetta 3: was $59 now $53 @ Amazon

Bayonetta 3: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0BCHG6276%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $53 @ Amazon
One of the most delightful and bizarre games on the Switch, Bayonetta 3 definitely skews a bit older than standard Nintendo fare. In this innovative sequel, you'll take control of the sassy witch Bayonetta as she punches, kicks, shoots and sashays her way through 14 chapters of balletic battles against a variety of eldritch foes.

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: was $69 now $54 @ Amazon

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FLegend-Zelda-Breath-Wild-Nintendo-Switch%2Fdp%2FB097B2YWFX%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $69 now $54 @ Amazon
<a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/legend-of-zelda-tears-of-the-kingdom" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the highly-anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild, and it doesn't disappoint. Step back into the world of Hyrule, and embark on Link's most perilous quest to date. You'll need to master new abilities such as Ultrahand and Fuse in order to unravel the mystery of what happened to Princess Zelda and defeat the sinister Ganondorf.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller: was $59 now $39 @ Best BuyPrice check: $39 @ Amazon

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?skuId=6425375&publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fpowera-enhanced-wireless-controller-for-nintendo-switch-black%2F6425375.p%3FskuId%3D6425375&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is great but PowerA's Enhanced Wireless Controller adds two programmable back buttons to the mix. Its rechargeable battery can last for up to 30 hours and it supports motion controls. However, it doesn't have rumble and it can't read amiibo.
Price check: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FPowerA-Enhanced-Wireless-Controller-Nintendo-Switch-Black%2Fdp%2FB08DRRJBC6%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$39 @ Amazon

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $69 now $59 @ WalmartPrice check: $68 @ Amazon

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FNintendo-Switch-Pro-Controller-Black%2F55485228%3Fathbdg%3DL1600" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $69 now $59 @ Walmart
The Switch Pro Controller matches the Joy-Cons with motion controls, HD rumble, and Amiibo support, but its more ergonomic design gives you better grips that help you stay comfy during extended gameplay. We named it one of the <a href="https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-nintendo-switch-controllers" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"">best Nintendo Switch controllers you can buy and a must for diehard Switch fans.
Price check: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB01NAWKYZ0%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="tomsguide.com"" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$68 @ Amazon

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.