Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance

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  • Summary: Mario hasn't even had a chance to savor his victory in the original Super Mario Advance, and already he's back for more in Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. This game is a re-creation of the Super NES classic Super Mario World, featuring every last secret exit and all 74 levels ofMario hasn't even had a chance to savor his victory in the original Super Mario Advance, and already he's back for more in Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. This game is a re-creation of the Super NES classic Super Mario World, featuring every last secret exit and all 74 levels of platform-jumping action. Once again, Princess Peach has been kidnapped by the ever-diabolical Bowser, and Mario and Luigi set out on a massive adventure to rescue her. As either Mario or Luigi, you'll solve puzzles, shoot fireballs, fly, and discover the hidden secrets in Dinosaur Island. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
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  1. 100
    All the important elements that made "Super Mario World" a classic are preserved in this portable version and should inspire other companies to revive other SNES titles for possible GBA ports.
  2. With even more improvements made over the near-perfect SNES game, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 deserves the highest honors.
  3. Luigi is difficult to control and it will be a new experience to take him through the whole game, but it definitely adds to the replay value of this already huge game.
  4. Nintendo Power
    90
    Creative design, excellent challenges and tricky secrets. [Feb 2002, p.152]
  5. A remake of the 1991 release, and it makes a great game even better.
  6. Even if you have never even played SMW, it's still fun to go out and play one of the games that truly defined the Mario franchise. This is a great game.
  7. Super Mario World was a historic move for the Mario franchise that deserves recognition. You certainly won't regret picking this one up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. RyanM.
    Mar 8, 2004
    10
    The game cant get boring with all the chalenges and tricks.
  2. Aug 16, 2011
    10
    A remake of a Masterpiece. Super Mario world is one of the best games of all time.
  3. Nov 25, 2010
    10
    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 is... well, I'll put it simply, the best game I've ever played! You can stuff all the PlayStation 3Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 is... well, I'll put it simply, the best game I've ever played! You can stuff all the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 games I've played, this is such a lovely game with brilliant and challenging platform game play and superb 2D graphics. It's a typical 2D platformer which involves Mario or Luigi going through themed levels like the caverns, forest and ghost houses and getting from A to B in an allocated time limit. Memorable enemies from past Mario games make a come back like the Koopa Troopa's and Bullet Bills. Whats nice is that you can pick up Koopa Shells and throw them at your enemies! This 2D platformer is not entirely linear due to the fact that most levels include secret exits and some can take you to secret areas. There's always a satisfactory feeling when you find a secret area since it's not obvious where they are hidden in the level. You need your exploring skills to find them. The boss battles which include you fighting the Koopalings are fun to fight, if a little easy. The music is brilliant ranging from the happy cheerful overworld theme to the dark and creepy castle theme. What adds to the game play is that Yoshi now joins you in the adventure to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser. When you are riding Yoshi, you can eat enemies (except Koopa Shells) spit them out and see them roll into other enemies and different coloured Koopa Shells that Yoshi holds in his mouth, can grant him special abilities for a limited time. Anyway, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 is a brilliant and enjoyable game and, despite not playing the original SNES version, is the best game I've ever played... ever! Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    Best platformer on a handheld. Many levels and secrets, cape is really fun to use, but still bit breaking the game or rather making the gameBest platformer on a handheld. Many levels and secrets, cape is really fun to use, but still bit breaking the game or rather making the game much easier, it´s still very challenging. Expand
  5. Jaychao
    Jan 7, 2003
    10
    This is a great game. It is challenging and fun. It does get a little dull after a while but is still great.
  6. Jun 28, 2013
    9
    It's essentially the same game as the SNES version, except now you can also play as Luigi. That's not a bad thing, considering this is one ofIt's essentially the same game as the SNES version, except now you can also play as Luigi. That's not a bad thing, considering this is one of the best games of all time. Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2016
    5
    a very great port there are some flaws the colors of the gba made the game not look like the snes just a minor complaint but the sound i woulda very great port there are some flaws the colors of the gba made the game not look like the snes just a minor complaint but the sound i would rate the sound 7 out of 10 so super mario world gba port may not be the best version of mario world but it is good that we can play a good snes game while were out somewhere Expand

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#5 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
#5 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002