Super Mario Advance

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 64 Ratings

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  • Summary: Mario's Game Boy Advance debut gives gamers two games in one: an enhanced version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and an action-packed four-player version of the original Mario Bros. arcade game. First released for the original NES in 1988, Super Mario Bros. 2 makes its debut on the Game Boy AdvanceMario's Game Boy Advance debut gives gamers two games in one: an enhanced version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and an action-packed four-player version of the original Mario Bros. arcade game. First released for the original NES in 1988, Super Mario Bros. 2 makes its debut on the Game Boy Advance with new enemies, improved graphics, and tougher challenges. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad adventure through seven fantasy worlds on a quest to save the day, though they have little more than vegetables for defense. New challenges include collecting red coins and finding Yoshi's hidden eggs. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Not only will expose a whole new generation to one of the classics, it will challenge those who remember it the first time around.
  2. There are tons of bright, varied colors and it’s definitely eye-candy. This isn’t the best I’ve seen (Iridion 3D, Pitfall and Tony Hawk 2 look incredible) but it’s still pretty. I still can’t believe this is all on a handheld.
  3. My overall experience with Mario Advance was a good one even though it lacks originality. It’s a blast from the past – the control even feels the same – and it brought back some fond gaming memories.
  4. Effectively highlights the power of the handheld with its brilliant, rich visuals and will provide hours of challenging fun, especially for those who haven't played the original games on which it is based.
  5. 80
    You've already seen it all, and much that's new has an empty, unsatisfying air about it that there should be lots more of this good stuff. But if you do pick up Super Mario Advance, I can pretty much promise you won't regret it for a second.
  6. It’s unfortunate that Nintendo didn’t release an all-new side scrolling Mario game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. JohnM.
    Sep 21, 2005
    10
    Monkeys couldn't tear me away from this game!!!
  2. Dec 28, 2020
    9
    Innovación y creatividad para uno de los super Mario mas infravalorados de la historia!
  3. Jun 5, 2021
    9
    Well, to admit, this port of Mario Bros and Super Mario Bros 2 is Fabulous. The characters play out as good as usual, especially Luigi, who isWell, to admit, this port of Mario Bros and Super Mario Bros 2 is Fabulous. The characters play out as good as usual, especially Luigi, who is like, a God in this game. The controls are smooth as they used to be. And I was never this addicted to the original Mario Bros before. Overall, this game is definitely worth checking out. Expand
  4. 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 strangenessWeirdest 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. Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2018
    8
    A great remake and launch title for the GBA of two great Mario games, Super Mario Bros 2 and Mario Bros
  6. Jul 6, 2014
    8
    Game: Super Mario Advance
    Genre: Adventure/Platformer
    Developer: Nintendo System: Gameboy Advance (GBA) Total Score: 76/100 Value
    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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  7. AlstonD.
    Mar 9, 2003
    1
    The graphics are very dissappointing on this game, considering the stupidly high price, and the game can get very fustrating at times.

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#6 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
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#13 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001