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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 Entering Iggy's Castle
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance The yellow statues will jump
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 this bug (very funny!), Yoshi spits out Mario's head!!! Really!

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Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Render
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Screenshot Game Boy Advance perfectly reproduces the Super NES original!
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Logo
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "超级马力欧世界" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Chāojí Mǎlìōu Shìjiè" -- Chinese title
  • "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

AceGamez Game Boy Advance Jan 11, 2004 10 out of 10 100
Gamestyle Game Boy Advance Jul 28, 2006 10 out of 10 100
UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Mar 07, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Game Boy Advance May, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Jan, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Feb 20, 2002 90 out of 100 90 (UK) Game Boy Advance Apr 02, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Yahoo! Games Game Boy Advance Feb 12, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) Game Boy Advance May 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Dec 30, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75


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