Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance

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Universal acclaim- based on 133 Ratings

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  • Summary: A combination of exciting platforming action, wild power-ups, and charming Mario style has made Super Mario Bros. 3 a classic. With Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, you have your chance to partake in the special adventure anywhere you go on your Game Boy Advance. Your mission isA combination of exciting platforming action, wild power-ups, and charming Mario style has made Super Mario Bros. 3 a classic. With Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, you have your chance to partake in the special adventure anywhere you go on your Game Boy Advance. Your mission is to rescue the Mushroom Kingdom monarchs who have been transformed into animals by Bowser and his mischievous offspring, and in the process save the princess kidnapped by Bowser. Traverse eight huge worlds and encounter fun minigames and frantic boss battles as you explore the first Mario game to use an overworld map. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Pocket Games
    100
    The bottom line is that this is Mario hop-n-bop action at its finest, with a goodly amount of minigames thrown into the mix for good measure... As great as it ever was. [Fall 2003, p.38]
  2. 100
    While the game might be old - it's still one of the best games ever made. [Grade = A+]
  3. Overall, it’s just "Super Mario 3," but that’s like saying it’s just a Lamborghini Diablo. This is the cream of the crop of almost all games, and to have your own copy to go with you wherever you go is worth the money for the game.
  4. 95
    The potential and flexibility offered by the game's eReader support alone makes the previous Mario Advance titles look like rip-offs in comparison. Unless you're allergic to replay value and quality game design, you need this game.
  5. What makes Super Mario Brothers 3 a true classic are two things. First is the great level design. [JPN Import]
  6. Newcomers to the game who are accustomed to the current game generation may be turned off by its astonishingly short playtime and lack of "100% clear" bonuses, while veterans will find very little reason to pick up this version unless they're willing to pony up for the e-Reader cards.
  7. But amidst all this dispensable extra substance is the core mechanic of Mario; the one thing that holds true to the series, and one thing that ensures Mario is leaps and bounds ahead of its platforming peers - inertia. The faster you run, the higher you jump. It's a brilliantly simple concept that works perfectly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Squirrelz
    Nov 14, 2003
    10
    Excellent! Bringing back the games of yesteryear rocks! I just wish they brought back more of the ORIGINAL games!
  2. Maxx
    Oct 9, 2005
    10
    This game dominates, except it pisses me off easily.
  3. AnnonymousLuigiFan
    Aug 26, 2007
    10
    I have no words to descibe the pure awesomeness of this game. The greatest game of all time, polished up and made into a handheld.
  4. MichaelR.
    Oct 17, 2003
    10
    Mario Bros. 3 is definitely in the top tier of Super Mario games.
  5. AaronV.
    Jan 18, 2004
    10
    This game is wicked sick!!!!!!!!!
  6. Jul 26, 2014
    9
    Game: Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3
    Genre: Adventure/Platformer
    Developer: Nintendo System: GameBoy Advance (GBA) Total
    Game: Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3
    Genre: Adventure/Platformer
    Developer: Nintendo
    System: GameBoy Advance (GBA)
    Total Score: 92/100
    Value Score: 9.2/10

    • Story: 8/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 10/10
    • Sound: 9/10
    • Music: 10/10
    • Length: 8/10
    • Replay Value: 7/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Visual properties improved.
    +Voice overs have been added to characters
    +Few level design, music (remixed), and text improvements have been added

    Cons
    -Sound is weaker due to the GBA sound card
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  7. Nanask
    Oct 16, 2003
    0
    This is a game that wastes your time.

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#8 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
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#4 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003