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Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (Game Boy Advance)

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Mario and his brother Luigi are back for this second Super Mario Advance title: the first being a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2. The brothers, along with Princess Peach, are vacationing in Dinosaur Island. Then when they least expect it, Bowser once again kidnaps Peach and takes her to his castle. On the way to rescue her, the plumbers find Yoshi, who tells them that Bowser has also turned his friends into eggs. So the Mario brothers, with the help of Yoshi, must rescue the princess and Yoshi's pals.

Mario and Luigi can run and jump through each level. They can also collect power-ups to gain new skills. The Super Mushroom makes them grow and gain more defense. The Fire Flower lets the brothers throw fireballs to defeat enemies. The Starman makes them invincible. The plumbers can gain the ability of flight with the Cape Feather.

Yoshi can help Mario and Luigi if they find an egg. The green dinosaur can use his tongue to eat enemies or grab power-ups. He can walk across certain enemies with his shoes. Yoshi can eat differently colored Koopa shells to briefly gain more abilities. For instance, the blue shell gives him wings, red shells let him spit fireballs, and the yellow shell allows him to stomp the ground.

This update over the original Super Nintendo version adds characters' speech (as heard in Super Mario games since Super Mario 64). Up to four players can compete in a modernised version of the classic Mario Bros. game, included as an extra to the main game.


Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance This little bat flies some centimeters above Mario's cap. This passed close, much close!
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance In chocolate island, the volcano's lava is really dangerous (but yummy) hot chocolate
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance Magic cape: it gave many powers for Mario. One of them helps him to kill ghosts
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance Game Introduction

Alternate Titles

  • "超级马力欧世界" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "スーパーマリオアドバンス2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

This classic gem remains just as good as it was in the early 90's. In fact it's even better than before! Rensch (203) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
The SNES Classic revived on the GBA - with a few differences Ryu (50) unrated
More then just a remake ThE oNe (178) unrated
THE MOST OVERRATED GAME EVER! J W (101) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars

The Press Says

Gamestyle Jul 28, 2006 10 out of 10 100 Feb 05, 2006 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) Feb 20, 2002 5 out of 5 100
GameSpot Feb 12, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94 (UK) Apr 02, 2002 9 out of 10 90
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Apr 02, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Yahoo! Games Feb 12, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Apr 10, 2002 17 out of 20 85
NintendoWorldReport Dec 30, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Age Mar 15, 2002 B 75


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