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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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  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: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. JM.
    Jun 16, 2005
    10
    This is an extremely good replacement for my old SNES copy since my parents gave my SNES away! (I shall never forgive them for that.) Anyway This is an extremely good replacement for my old SNES copy since my parents gave my SNES away! (I shall never forgive them for that.) Anyway great buy, great game. Plus that extra arcade game makes it more worthwhile. Expand
  2. Aug 16, 2011
    10
    A remake of a Masterpiece. Super Mario world is one of the best games of all time.
  3. Nov 23, 2013
    10
    This is personally my favorite Mario game of all time and along with Super Mario Bros. 3, this encapsulate the experience of how our modernThis 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.
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  4. David
    Jun 3, 2007
    10
    Miyamoto's masterpiece, handheld.
  5. Jan 30, 2017
    10
    Best remake ever of a game, with creativity and level-design the best I have ever seen in a 2d platform game. A game that truly can beBest remake ever of a game, with creativity and level-design the best I have ever seen in a 2d platform game. A game that truly can be replayed endlessly. Expand
  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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#4 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
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#4 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002