Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27

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  1. Jun 14, 2011
    8
    Weirdest Mario ever! Thank goodness they returned to the original formula for 3 (and every 2D Mario since.) That being said, the strangeness of this one is it's charm, and I can't believe that there are so many characters here that havn't been seen since.
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    9
    Enhanced versions of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. are what is on this game. They both are very fun to play, especially Super Mario Bros. 2, which captures the same fun that the original has.
  3. Jul 6, 2014
    8
    Game: Super Mario Advance Genre: Adventure/Platformer Developer: Nintendo System: Gameboy Advance (GBA) Total Score: 76/100 Value Score: 7.6/10 • Story: 5/10 • Characters: 9/10 • GamePlay: 8/10 • Graphics: 8/10 • Sound: 8/10 • Music: 8/10 • Length: 6/10 • Replay Value: 5/10 • Player Value: 9/10 Pros +Visual animations have been changed and improved along with some enemy sprites
    +Voices have been added to characters including bosses and mini bosses
    +Includes Mario Bros. as a secondary game

    Cons
    -All the weirdness of the original SMB2 is still intact along with the inclusion of awkward voices of the birdos.
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Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Odd naming system. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  2. Not only will expose a whole new generation to one of the classics, it will challenge those who remember it the first time around.
  3. You may argue that Mario Advance is old fashioned, but it’s a testament to the strength of the gameplay that it still pulls you in and keeps you fixed to your Game Boy.