|Super Mario Advance|
Also known as: Chaoji Mario 2 (CH)
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Super Mario Advance is the first game in the Advance series and is a complete remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 and not, contrary to popular belief, merely a port of the All-Stars version of the game. Though certainly similar to All-Stars, as a GBA launch title Advance has several new features added to show off the 32-bit system, like voice acting and a LOT of sprite scaling and rotation.
Mario Advance will launch with the system on March 21 in Japan, and if you're a longtime fan of the series, there's probably something very familiar about these screenshots. That's because Mario Advance is based on Super Mario Bros. 2 (known as Super Mario USA in Japan), with a few small tweaks and changes. For example, bigger Shyguys, giant. Super Mario Maker is a creation tool released for the Wii U in September 2015 which allows players to create their own levels based on the gameplay and style of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U, as well as to share their creations online. Based on existing games, several gameplay mechanics. Super Mario Advance CodeBreaker Codes (USA, Europe) This page contains CodeBreaker cheat codes for Super Mario Advance (USA, Europe). If you're playing on an emulator you can usually input codes very easily by accessing a tab off the top of the toolbar. After completing the Bowser's Castle level, you will see the credits roll. You will then see a listing of all of the enemies with their alternate forms show.
- 1Super Mario All-Stars Leftovers
- 4Regional Differences
Super Mario All-Stars Leftovers
These graphics were unused in All-Stars, and they're not used here either.
The three orange tiles are パワ床 (instead of パワー床; POW Block), スイショウ (Crystal), and フラスコ (Flask), and mark where those graphics are loaded in VRAM. All other placeholder text from All-Stars has been removed.
Tiny Slots Icons
These tiny slot icons were discarded in favor of the larger slot icons.
Two versions of vegetables present in the NES game go unused in Advance. An updated tomato that was present in All-Stars code, but unused in the game, is still here. The onion, which was used in All-Stars, is no longer used in Wart's room.
Several tiles from the NES version were revamped for All-Stars and ported over to Advance, but remain unused.
The mountain and cave tiles from the NES version.
The ice block that composed the terrain in some sections of ice levels in the NES version.
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10 min issue 2graffiti movies & documentaries. An unique type of rock, unlike any other in the game.
A non-animated and differently-drawn whale tail.
A strange and somewhat crudely-drawn block.
Part of an alternate brick pattern?
These object graphics are loaded during world boss fights, and match up with Mouser and Triclyde (including the palette of the new snake). Given that Fryguy and Clawgrip have new boss intros, these were likely meant to be for the same purpose.
Two of the game's audio tracks are unused.
A rendition of the original Super Mario Bros. 2 boss theme.
It's the Legend of Zelda jingle for picking up an item! Possibly used as a test track? Its labelled in marioAGBsrcSoundbros_set.txt in the leaked source code in as 'ゼルダ宝箱ファンファーレ' (Zelda treasure chest fanfare).
|..But what does it mean?|
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Before the intro of the Chinese version of the game, there is a small note that appears for about 3 seconds before the intro starts. This screen is just a health and safety page talking about budgeting your game time.
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Since the Chinese version was released in 2004, the copyright info was updated accordingly. A credit was also added for iQue, Nintendo's mainland Chinese marketing brand.
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Game Select Screen
In Japan, Super Mario Bros. 2 is known as Super Mario USA for multiplereasons. Trademark symbols were added at the end of Super Mario 2 and Mario Bros. in the international releases.
In the Japanese version, the cast roll is more or less the same as previous versions, except Toad's name has been changed to Kinopio, his Japanese name (in fact, he's the only character with a different name in Japan to get this treatment). The Japanese version corrects the Birdo and Ostro swap, while international releases additionally take the time to change Hoopstar to Hoopster, Triclyde to Tryclyde, and Clawglip to Clawgrip, reflecting the spelling they had in manuals.
Game Select Sound
Unsurprisingly, the selection sound for the main game ('Super Mario USA' / 'Super Mario 2') was also changed between the Japanese and international versions.
|The Mario series|
|NES/FDS||Super Mario Bros. • Super Mario Bros. 2 (FDS) • Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) (Prototype; Doki Doki Panic) • Super Mario Bros. 3|
|SNES||Super Mario World • Super Mario All-Stars • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (Prototypes)|
|Satellaview||BS Super Mario USA • BS Super Mario Collection|
|Nintendo 64||Super Mario 64 (64DD Version)|
|GameCube||Super Mario Sunshine (Demo)|
|Wii||Super Mario Galaxy • Super Mario Galaxy 2 • New Super Mario Bros. Wii • Super Mario All-Stars: 25th Anniversary Edition|
|Wii U||New Super Mario Bros. U • New Super Luigi U • Super Mario 3D World • Super Mario Maker|
|Game Boy (Color)||Super Mario Land • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe|
|Game Boy Advance||Super Mario Advance • Super Mario Advance 2 • Super Mario Advance 3 • Super Mario Advance 4|
|Nintendo DS||New Super Mario Bros. • Super Mario 64 DS|
|Nintendo 3DS||Super Mario 3D Land (Demo) • New Super Mario Bros. 2 • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS|
|Nintendo Switch||Super Mario Odyssey • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe • Super Mario Maker 2 • Super Mario 3D All-Stars • Super Mario Bros. 35|
|iOS/Android||Super Mario Run|
|Console Games||Super Mario Kart (Prototypes) • Mario Kart 64 • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Demos) • Mario Kart Wii (Channel) • Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe)|
|Handheld Games||Mario Kart: Super Circuit • Mario Kart DS (Demos) • Mario Kart 7|
|Arcade Games||Mario Kart Arcade GP • Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 • Mario Kart Arcade GP DX|
|Super Mario RPG||Legend of the Seven Stars|
|Paper Mario||Paper Mario • The Thousand-Year Door (Paper Mario 2 Demo) • Super Paper Mario • Sticker Star • Color Splash • The Origami King|
|Mario & Luigi||Superstar Saga (+ Bowser's Minions) • Partners in Time • Bowser's Inside Story (+ Bowser Jr.'s Journey) • Dream Team • Paper Jam|
|Console Games||Mario Party • Mario Party 2 • Mario Party 3 • Mario Party 4 (Demo) • Mario Party 5 (Demo) • Mario Party 6 (Demo) • Mario Party 7 • Mario Party 8 • Mario Party 9 • Mario Party 10 • Super Mario Party|
|Handheld Games||Mario Party Advance • Mario Party DS|
|Console Games||BS Excitebike Bunbun Mario Battle Stadium • Mario Golf • Mario Tennis • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour • Mario Power Tennis • Mario Superstar Baseball (Mario Baseball Demo) • Super Mario Strikers (Demo) • Mario Strikers Charged • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012) • Mario Sports Mix • Mario Tennis Aces|
|Handheld Games||Mario's Tennis (Virtual Boy) • Mario Golf • Mario Tennis (GBC) • Mario Tennis: Power Tour • Mario Golf: Advance Tour • Mobile Golf • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008)|
|Web Games||Mario Tennis: Power Tour - Bicep Pump|
|Arcade Games||Donkey Kong • Donkey Kong Jr. • Mario Bros. • Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Mario Bros. • Mario Roulette • Luigi's Mansion Arcade|
|Computer Games||Donkey Kong (Atari 8-bit family) • Mario is Missing! (DOS) • Mario Teaches Typing (DOS) • Mario's Early Years (DOS) • Mario's Game Gallery (Mac OS Classic)|
|Console Games||Donkey Kong (NES) • Donkey Kong Jr. (NES) • Mario Bros. (NES) • Wrecking Crew • Dr. Mario (NES) (Prototypes) • Mario Paint (Prototype) • Mario & Wario • Tetris & Dr. Mario • Undake 30: Same Game Mario Version • Mario's Super Picross • Wrecking Crew '98 • Mario is Missing! (NES, SNES) • Mario's Time Machine (NES, SNES) • Mario's Early Years: Fun With Letters • Yoshi's Safari • Hotel Mario • Super Mario's Wacky Worlds • Mario no Photopi • Mario Artist Paint Studio (Prototype) • Mario Artist Talent Studio • Mario Artist Communication Kit • Dr. Mario 64 • Luigi's Mansion • Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix • Fortune Street • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U, Switch) • Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge • Dr. Luigi • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle • Luigi's Mansion 3|
|Handheld Games||Dr. Mario • Mario Clash • Donkey Kong • Mario's Picross • Picross 2 • Jaguar Mishin Sashi Senyou Soft: Mario Family • Mario Pinball Land • Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Demo) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Demo) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! • Super Princess Peach • Dr. Mario & Puzzle League • Mario Bros. Classic • Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS) • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo 3DS) • Photos with Mario • Dr. Mario World|
|Web Games||Dr. Mario: Vitamin Toss|
|Yoshi • Donkey Kong • Wario|
It seems like a long time since I've played a new Mario game. Even the eminent release of the Game Cube doesn't offer much hope, with only the promise of Luigi in a starring role. So, does Super Mario Advance, a combination of Super Mario Bros. 2 and the original Mario Bros., satiate the appetite for a new Mario? Not really. Is it still a lot of fun, when you're on the run? Read and find out.
Gameplay, Controls, Interface
Almost everyone has played the two classics that make up Super Mario Advance, so I've decided to cover only what's new. The re-mix of Super Mario Bros. 2 includes a few larger enemies, and some larger turnips. They've also added a little basket that allows you to choose a bomb, heart, or star, and some jars that present new challenges, and chances for more points. Unfortunately, all these changes are very unimportant to the flow, or difficulty, of the game. The best addition to this version is the five large Ace Coins that are meticulously placed around each stage. I say meticulously, because their placement makes their retrieval challenging, but enjoyable. To really prove that you are a Super Mario Bros. 2 master, you have to retrieve the coins from each level, with a star on the level screen denoting your accomplishment on each stage. The original Mario Bros. has some new backgrounds and'
..a new multiplayer mode that allows you to connect up to four Game Boy Advance systems together. I would have tried the multiplayer mode, but introvert that I am, I don't know anyone else who has a Game Boy Advance. A nice feature of the multiplayer mode is that you can play a version with multiple Game Boys, but only one cartridge. That is much less cost prohibitive than having a cartridge for each Game Boy, but apparently you will have to wait longer for the game to load. How much fun playing the original Mario Bros. with three friends would be, after a couple hours, is debatable, but still it was a nice addition.
Super Mario Advance's graphics have the most in common with the Super Nintendo re-release of the classics. This isn't a bad thing, as the graphics are large and colorful. There are also a few new special effects, like when you toss enemies and they spin off the screen. With all the characters on screen, multiple scrolling backgrounds, and some groovy special effects, Super Mario Advance is a good showcase for the power of the Game Boy Advance. But, it still isn't anything really new.
The most startling thing you will notice the first time you play a new Super Mario Bros. 2 game is the voices of each of the four characters you can play. Mario, Luigi, the Princess, and Toad each have unique, and fitting, voices. Although the comments are repetitive, they are humorous and don't seem to get annoying. Let me make an exception to that last comment. MOST of the voices aren't annoying. My favorite character, Toad, has a voice that lies halfway between cute and grating, and frequently steps over the line.
Super Mario Advance, apart from its moniker, offers very little that's advanced. Mainly a rehash of Super Mario Bros. 2 with the original Mario Bros. thrown in for good measure, Super Mario Advance succeeds only because you can take this one on the road with you. It's not that Super Mario Advance isn't fun, but I think I would have been a little more forgiving if Nintendo could have made a new Mario game, or at least added the even better Super Mario Bros. 3.