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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. If you haven't already, go out and buy it now! It's an instantly classic redefinition of an already classic title from the Golden Age of gaming.
  2. The crisp sprites appear even better suited on the little screen, with the bright, colourful and incredibly well drawn, nicely animated cartoon-like sprites shining, even with GBA's legendary 'dark screen' problem.
  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. It's still one of the best platformers ever, now perfectly ported to GBA...a true classic. [Mar 2002, p.145]
  5. Portable "Super Mario World"... You should buy it. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  6. Super Mario Bros. Advance 2's awesome looking graphics are highly detailed and stay true to the game's source material, right down to the last pixel. Yes, down to the last pixel.
  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 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. JesseM.
    Jan 27, 2005
    I like that you can play 2 different games and don't have to change cartridges.
  2. Aug 16, 2011
    A remake of a Masterpiece. Super Mario world is one of the best games of all time.
  3. May 3, 2011
    It's not a new game, but it's an excellent port of a masterpiece in the palm of your hands. Pros: Excellent visuals, control, and audio; overall, it's an unforgettable platforming experience. Cons: Not many additional features. Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2013
    This is personally my favorite Mario game of all time and along with Super Mario Bros. 3, this encapsulate the experience of how our modern Mario has come to be.

    With expert level design, classic music, and a great deal of hidden unlockables, this game is far better than the New Super Mario Bros. which follow an all too predictable structure. You'll face an enormous variety of challenges on your way to Bowser's castle, and there won't be a single moment of boredom. Even after you take down Bowser, you'll want to find all the special coins and unlock all the special stages because you want to experience this whole game, not because you feel like you need to unlock some achievement or something.
  5. Jaychao
    Jan 7, 2003
    This is a great game. It is challenging and fun. It does get a little dull after a while but is still great.
  6. Sep 2, 2012
    I remember my brother telling me this game was the best ever when it came out because it was the biggest game ever made. I am pretty sure he was right at the time, this game is really the beginning of video games for me. Nintendo did such a good job capturing our imaginations as kids and this game is no exception. In the early 90's when this game came out it was a breakthrough in gaming, and even today it is still fun to play. Expand
  7. gcgamer
    Jun 20, 2007
    Yeah this is a cool game ... the graphics aint the best...but its fun..and thats what counts!!

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