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Super Mario Advance
Box artwork for Super Mario Advance.
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s)
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Game Boy Advance
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Wii U
Genre(s) Platform
System(s) Game Boy Advance, Wii U
Players 1-2
Rating(s)
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Followed by Super Mario Advance 2
Series Mario
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In 2001, Super Mario Bros. 2 received another enhanced remake as part of Super Mario Advance (also containing a remake of Mario Bros). Super Mario Advance was developed by Nintendo R&D2, and represented the first Mario title for the Game Boy Advance.

The Super Mario Advance version of SMB2 includes several new features:

  • Multiplayer mode available when two Game Boy Advances are connected with a link cable.
  • The addition of the new enemy, Robirdo (a robotic Birdo acting as the boss of world three).
  • The addition of the Yoshi's Challenge (in which players may revisit stages to search for Yoshi eggs).
  • An an all-new point-scoring system (a first for the game).
  • Graphical and audio enhancements were added in the form of enlarged sprites, multiple hit combos, digital voice acting, and such minor stylistic and aesthetic changes as an altered default health-meter level, boss-order, backgrounds, the size of hearts, Princess Toadstool being renamed to the now-standard "Princess Peach," and the inclusion of a chime to announce starmen, were also added.

The game also includes a full version of the original Mario Bros. arcade game from 1983, with updated audiovisuals and Mushroom Kingdom-based enemies replacing the generic creatures of the original (Spinys taking the place of Shellcreepers, for example); this game would be included in all three subsequent Super Mario Advance titles, including Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Super Mario Advance was a best-selling launch game, and became part of the GBA's Player's Choice lineup as one of the console's first three Player's Choice games (along with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Super Mario Advance 3).

Refer to the New features page for differences between the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy Advance version.

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3rd Generation (NES): Mario Bros. · Wrecking Crew ·
Super Mario Bros. · Super Mario Bros. 2 (Japan) (The Lost Levels) · Super Mario Bros. 2 · Super Mario Bros. 3

4th Generation (CD-i, MS-DOS, SNES): Super Mario World · Yoshi's Island · Super Mario All-Stars (+ Super Mario World)
 · Mario & Wario · Mario Is Missing! · Hotel Mario · Mario's Time Machine (NES)

5th Generation (N64): Super Mario 64

6th Generation (NGC): Luigi's Mansion · Super Mario Sunshine

7th Generation (Wii): Super Mario Galaxy · Super Mario Galaxy 2

8th Generation (Wii U): Super Mario 3D World · Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Handheld titles
4th Gen. (GB): Super Mario Land · SML2: 6 Golden Coins
5th Gen. (GBC): Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
6th Gen. (GBA): Super Mario Advance · 2 · 3 · 4 · Mario Pinball Land
7th Gen. (DS): Super Mario 64 DS · Super Princess Peach
8th Gen. (3DS): Super Mario 3D Land · Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Sub-series: Dr. Mario · Mario Party · Mario RPG · New Super Mario Bros. · Wario · Yoshi
Mario sports: Mario Sports · Mario Golf · Mario Kart · Mario Tennis · Super Mario Strikers · Mario Baseball · Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games