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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
  2. Mixed: 0 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: 35 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  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. Mar 6, 2017
    10
    A Masterpiece that you could play on the go. Super Mario World is one of all the time great games and still great to play all these yearsA Masterpiece that you could play on the go. Super Mario World is one of all the time great games and still great to play all these years later. Part of gaming history and must be played. 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. Dec 12, 2011
    10
    I really recommend this game, especially for the SNES, the original. It is a little hard to pass through some levels but it is funny. ThisI really recommend this game, especially for the SNES, the original. It is a little hard to pass through some levels but it is funny. This game will always bring me good memories from my childhood. Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2012
    9
    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 heI 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. 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