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Super Mario Advance (Game Boy Advance)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
Misc
83
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com:

    Mario's back for some vegetable flingin', four -player fightin' fun!



    Mario's Game Boy Advance debut gives gamers two games in one: a souped-up version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and an action-packed four-player version of the original Mario Bros. arcade game. Whether you're playing alone or with three of your friends, Super Mario Advance is the perfect game to break in your new Game Boy Advance!

    Super Mario Bros. 2 was first released for the original NES in 1988, and now it's better than ever on Game Boy Advance. Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad adventure through an incredible fantasy world on a quest to save the day, with little more than vegetables with which to defend themselves. The basic gameplay mechanics are the same in the Game Boy Advance version, but new enemies, better graphics and tougher challenges give the adventure a completely new feel.

    Unlike other Mario games where Mario defeats enemies by jumping on their heads, in this game Mario and pals have to pick up items and hurl 'em at their adversaries. Even enemies can be picked up and tossed across the screen. Each character has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses, such as Princess Peach's ability to hover longer than any other character.

    There are seven worlds to conquer, each one stocked with strategically placed Red Coins to find. This is a new feature only available in the Game Boy Advance version of the game, and it's a daunting task to find them all. Even if you manage to make it through all seven worlds, your mission won't come to an end. Your next goal will be to complete the Yoshi Challenge. Two Yoshi Eggs are hidden in each level, and you can try to find them all in any order you'd like.

    As an added bonus, Super Mario Advance also features the original Mario Bros. game. You can play it by yourself in the Classic Mode, or challenge up to three friends in either Classic or Battle Modes. It's a fast-paced hilarious battle which will definitely put your hand-eye coordination to the test.

    Fun for up to four players, Super Mario Advance takes full advantage of the new portable power available with Game Boy Advance. Besides, who could pass up the opportunity to toss giant onions at pink dinosaurs?

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Apr 23, 2005.

Back of Box:
    Two Classics, One Pak!

    Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros., together in one Game Pak - and on Game Boy Advance, they're better than ever! There's all of the running, jumping, jumping, and veggie flinging that made NES Super Mario Bros. 2 a smash hit, plus new enemies and bigger items. And in the updated arcade classic Mario Bros., you can work together or have a brawl bumping off baddies and collecting coins. It all adds up to advanced Mario mayhem!

  • 20 levels of fiend-infested fun! Play as Mario, Luigi, Peach and even Toad, each with unique running, jumping, and lifting abilities. Hurl an amazing array of items like bombs, turtle shells and POW blocks to topple enemies and clear the path!

  • Two multiplayer modes for up to 4 players! In Single-Pak play, up to four can connect with Game Link cables and just one Game Pak. In Multi-Pak play, connect up to four Game Boy Advance systems using Game Link cables and one Game Pak per person. (Requires Game Boy Advance Game Link cable(s), sold separately.)

  • Powered up play on Game Boy Advance! The world's most powerful handheld system brings you bright, colorful graphics, more on-screen enemies, and amazing voices and sound effects.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Dec 19, 2002.