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Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

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Game Boy Advance
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance Iggy!
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance Inside the Yellow Switch Palace
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance In GBA version, the colored Yoshis thanks you for a good feeding! You're welcome, then.
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance This little ghosts continue tormenting the Mario's journey.

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! Game Boy Advance Rensch (203)
The SNES Classic revived on the GBA - with a few differences Game Boy Advance Ryu (50)
More then just a remake Game Boy Advance ThE oNe (178)
THE MOST OVERRATED GAME EVER! Game Boy Advance J W (101)

The Press Says

AceGamez Game Boy Advance Jan 11, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Feb 20, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Apr, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Feb 12, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN Game Boy Advance Feb 11, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
Gamereactor (Sweden) Game Boy Advance May 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Meristation Game Boy Advance Apr 10, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Apr 02, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Feb 15, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Dec 30, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75

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