Mario Arcade is an upcoming compilation for the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS, set to be released in 2016. It will feature some games like Chess, Excitebike, Party, Bubble Pop, Tetris, and a Mario & Sonic game. It will be developed by Nintendo (with Sega CS1 developing Mario & Sonic: Mini Adventure) and published by Nintendo.
In Mario Chess you choose your characters for the king, queen, bishops, knights and castle. You also choose an item for your pawns, you can select your opponents pieces or make them random, also there is a story mode like in normal Mario games, you have a team of only selectable goodies, and you must face Bowser's minions in 8 worlds.
- World 1: Grass World
- World 2: Desert World
- World 3: Tropical World
- World 4: Forest World
- World 5: Ice World
- World 6: Mountain World
- World 7: Sky World
- World 8: Bowser's World
The worlds are similar to the worlds in New Super Mario Bros.
In Excitebike you race in your own made courses (Mario-themed) there are 20 characters to play as in adventure mode (where you challenge 20 of Bowser's minions or relations and himself) but in race mode you can select 40 characters (if you beat them in adventure mode)
In Tetris you have to drop Tetris blocks and clear rows like the original but with an added twist: Bowser will drop lots of random blocks if you are failing, increasing the difficulty. However, there is an easy mode where Bowser doesn't do this.
Mario & Sonic: Mini Adventure
This is the biggest part of Mario Arcade. In Mario & Sonic: Mini Adventure, you play as either Mario or Sonic in 4 levels. The boss is Dr Robotnik & Bowser, who are in separate vehicles but they are connected with a chain.
- Level 1 - A classic grassy Mario level
- Level 2 - A Green Hill-style level
- Level 3 - A classic underground Mario level
- Level 4 - A Marble-style level
- Level 5 - The boss level, which is like Final Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog and a Bowser's Castle level from Mario.
- Baby Mario
- Baby Luigi