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Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

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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 Inside the Yellow Switch Palace
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance Entering Iggy's Castle
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance The corridor at the end of the forest fortress is full of green mushrooms
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance Title Screen

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)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Feb 20, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Game Boy Advance May, 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
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Apr, 2002 9.25 out of 10 92
Yahoo! Games Game Boy Advance Feb 12, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Portable Review Game Boy Advance Oct 23, 2005 36 out of 40 90
Thunderbolt Games Game Boy Advance Feb 20, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Apr 10, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Game Freaks 365 Game Boy Advance 2002 7.2 out of 10 72


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