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Save $10 on the latest 3D Mario platformer for the Nintendo Switch

Save $10 on the latest 3D Mario platformer for the Nintendo Switch


Plus, get a discount on a fast M.2 drive and a TCL soundbar

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It’s arguably one of the best Mario games, if only because you can turn into a cat.
It’s arguably one of the best Mario games, if only because you can turn into a cat.

At Amazon and Walmart, you can score a $10 discount on Super Mario 3D World for the Nintendo Switch. This discount brings the cost of the Wii U remake, which includes the new Bowser’s Fury open-world expansion, down to $50. Sales on this title have been rare, since it came out recently. If you’ve done everything in Super Mario Odyssey and are looking for some more 3D-style Mario platforming, this one is worth picking up. Just so you know, this is for the cartridge version.


That latest Mario release for the Nintendo Switch is a polished version of the Wii U classic, Super Mario 3D World, with a new expansion called Bowser’s Fury, which sees you collecting coins in an archipelago as you skirt, or battle, a kaiju-sized Bowser. At its core, however, both the port and its expansion are clever platformers with plenty of charm, making them an ideal package.
Although it's not the best-looking game by modern standards, the recent remaster also helps showcase the Switch’s more powerful hardware, which allows for better visuals and improved performance over the original. If you never got to experience this keystone title on the Nintendo Wii, this iteration is the definitive way to play this game — not just for the spectacular base game, but for the fantastic expansion as well. Read our review.

Affordable and fast rarely go together when you’re talking about M.2 NVMe SSDs, but you can get a 1TB model from SanDisk that possesses both qualities today at Best Buy. Its Ultra model is just $100, down from its usual $115 price. Best Buy discounts this model on a somewhat frequent basis, and we’ve covered this deal before.

Redditors say that this model lacks DRAM cache, which could make it slower than some pricier models, but it should get the job done for other people who aren’t as discerning. If you’re upgrading from a SATA HDD or SSD, you stand to benefit the most with its speed improvement. As for where you can install it, your motherboard needs an M.2 2280 slot, or you can buy an enclosure for this SSD and turn it into a fast external drive for your PC or game console.


SanDisk’s Ultra NVMe SSD will fit in a 2280-sized M.2 slot, bringing maximum read speeds of 2,400MB/s and write speeds of up to 1,950MB/s. It’s a good fit for a PC or laptop that supports M.2 drives.

We shared this deal a couple of times last week, but it bears repeating if you’re after a budget-friendly soundbar. TCL’s Alto 8 Plus is $70 at Woot, and it has a subwoofer built in. Additionally, it features Amazon’s Fire TV 4K hardware built in, so you can get the latest TV shows and movies by plugging it into your TVs HDMI port.


A soundbar with a built-in subwoofer and Amazon’s Fire TV 4K streaming media player integrated into the device.