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Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)

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Written by  :  Rensch (203)
Written on  :  Dec 16, 2005
Platform  :  Game Boy
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Summary

One of the best Game Boy platform games, but far too easy.

The Good

Wario has taken over mario's castle during his absence and has locked the door with coins. Then he spread all coins through Mario Land. Now world's most famous plumber must get all six of them and kick Wario of his throne. Gameplay is just as you'd expect from Mario. Going down pipes, jumping on Koopa shells and Goombas and collecting coins. This is always a good formula and remains entertaining over the years. The graphics are much, much better than those of Super Mario Land 1. Compare the NES Super Mario Bros. with its two sequels and you have about the same graphical differences here. Everything is detailed and has a good-looking cartoon style. The blocks now have faces on them and change into angry ones when hit. The enemies and Mario move more fluid and are easier to control. The sound is of a good quality and cheerful.

The Bad

The game was far too easy and I played trough it in just a few hours. Thankfully there are some secret levels too find but there is no other replay than that, which is disappointing. They are also not too difficult to find. The sound, as I said is good, but almost the entire game you will be hearing the same tune, which makes it repetitive. Only the way it sounds (cheerful, suspenseful etc.) differs. In all there are just about three different tunes or so.

The Bottom Line

Fun platform game, but too easy for more experienced platform game players. If you like the Mario series I can really recommend this game. (And who doesn't?)