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Super Mario Advance

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GF Rating
6.9

344 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Forget mushrooms-SUPER MARIO ADVANCE

posted by Ookamonkey (MADISON, WI) Aug 26, 2006

Member since Aug 2006

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Most of the Mario platformer-style games are basically the same. This one, however, differs from the rest, as a game with no time limit, and a major element of the game is...pulling up veggies. It's a fun game, but (I found it) harder than you would believe. At the end of every level is a boss, but it's not bowser...
The enemies you find are different than your standard goombas and koopas. SMA's consist mostly shy guys of varying sizes and colors, little spiky purple things that jump around, and obnoxious little flashing orbs that circle most of the platforms.
The game play mechanics are somewhat lacking. It's hard to move, and the graphics are poor, even for a gba game. The main way to defeat thing in SMA is not jumping on their heads. The creators went a different direction with this game by making it entirely based on picking/pulling up various objects such as eggs, the enemies themselves, and(as I mentioned before) vegetables.
The game does, however, offer 4 character choices with different stats, tons of complex levels, and the included retro arcade mario game.
If you're looking for a easy game with quick-fire levels and variety of enemies, look elsewhere. However, if you're looking for a mario game that breaks away from the norm with tons of vegetable-y fun, but is still a good platformer, Super Mario Advance is a decent game.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

This game is cool

posted by ykbane (PRINCETON, WV) Apr 16, 2007

Top Reviewer

Member since Apr 2007

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I like this game. I play it a lot. I like this game. Did I already say that?

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GF Rating
7

Good

should have been releases as a Classic NES Series

posted by suchalady (YUCCA VALLEY, CA) Oct 9, 2006

Member since Oct 2005

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

SMB3 is a classic but I think this GBA re-release should have been released as a Classic NES series. SMB1 was released that way. My main and only problem with SMA : SMB2 is there is too much updating. it is still worth owning but with all this updating, it doesn't make the game the original.

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