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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 Title Screen (Jpn)
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy Koopa
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy Space zone
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy Beehive

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

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Land Game Boy 2003 91 out of 100 91
Nintendo-Online.de Nintendo 3DS Apr 03, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming.it Game Boy Apr 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Game Boy 1993 90 out of 100 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Feb, 1993 35 out of 40 88
Mega Fun Game Boy Jun, 1994 88 out of 100 88
neXGam Game Boy Apr 09, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Megablast Game Boy 1993 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Jan, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Retro Game Reviews Game Boy Sep 12, 2016 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70

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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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