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Description

Second in the Game Boy's line of Mario games, this one takes the evolutionary steps that Super Mario 3 for the NES took with it's predecessors. New graphics, power-ups, challenges, and a completely original storyline. A bad version of Mario, Wario, takes over Mario's castle and locks him out using 6 golden coins. Mario must search for said coins all over Mario Land to take back his castle and go one-on-one with Wario himself.

Screenshots

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy Ghost House
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy Featuring a Kirby's foe: Gordo
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy Title Screen (Jpn)
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy Flying platform

Promo Images

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Screenshot
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Screenshot
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Screenshot
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパーマリオランド2・6つの金貨" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Mario Land 2: 6 no Kin-ka" -- Literal Japanese title

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User Reviews

Mario Pocket Sized! MasterMegid (902) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
One of the best Game Boy platform games, but far too easy. Rensch (218) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is the best Mario game I've ever played. Dark Lord (46) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Excellent sequel! Tomer Gabel (4646) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
An improvement on the first game, but little else original RussS (819) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Aug, 1994 1.25 out of 6 95
Nintendo Life Aug 06, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Play Time 1993 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Jan, 1993 89 out of 100 89
N-Force Jan, 1993 87 out of 100 87
neXGam Apr 09, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Play Time Jan, 1993 86 out of 100 86
GamesCollection Feb 08, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameCola.net Sep, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
Score Feb, 1994 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Fan made color conversion

In 2017 Daniel Davis, Drakon released the first version of "Super Mario Land 2 DX", a hack of the game adding a basic color palette to the game. The modified game works on Game Boy Color emulators as well as the real hardware. Apart from the new palette, the hack claims to have reduced the noticeable slowdowns in the original game.

LEGO

The final level in the "Mario Zone" is built partly on LEGO bricks.

Wario

This game marks the first official appearance of Wario.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Handheld Game in 1992
  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #5 Best Game Boy Game
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Zovni (10646) added Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy) on Jun 13, 2001
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