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  1. Super Mario Advance is a remake of the classic Super Mario Bros. 2 that was originally released on the NES system. The game features updated visuals and sound quality and is created for the GameBoy Advance. Unlike the base game, Super Mario Advance is a lot more challenging. Some levels are fairly difficult even to those experienced in the genre.
  2. 325 product ratings - Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Game Boy Advance, 2003) + LEVEL CARD. Top Rated Seller. Buy It Now +C $15.00 shipping.

Ok, so the name Super Mario Advance 4 is a tiny bit confusing as this is actually Super Mario Bros 3, but it is the fourth game in the Super Mario Advance series. I love the Mario Advance series, but it is kind of weird the way Nintendo released them in a strange order. Still, that takes nothing away from the fact this is a truly incredible game… one of the greatest of all time in fact.

Super Mario Bros 3

Super Mario Advance 1

At this point what more is there to say about Super Mario Bros 3? This is one of the greatest games of all time and for me personally, it would be in my own top ten of all time. I freaking love this game. This version here is not actually based on the NES original, it is actually based on the SNES version which was released as part of Super Mario All-Stars.

The benefits of this are the much improved 16-bit graphics which look fantastic on the Game Boy Advance. The game has had a few “touch-ups” the most notable one is that Nintendo has added in voices for Mario & Luigi which may not sound like a big deal, but it certainly adds a great deal of personality to the game.

Super Mario Advance

The Koopa Kids!

As Super Mario Advance 4 is Super Mario Bros 3, you have to deal with not just Bowser, but the Koopalings as well. This is an aspect of the game that I really do enjoy. Having a different Koopaling to fight at the end of each of the worlds is a lot of fun and as a kid, I loved the Super Mario Bros 3 TV show so that just adds to the awesomeness. I really like how there is a bit more story to this game.

Power-Ups Galore


Super Mario Advance Series

One of the things that Super Mario Bros 3 is most well known for is the power-ups. I love Super Mario World, but that game greatly scaled back the power-ups. Super Mario Advance 4 has all the power-ups from Mario 3 and that makes starting each level a lot of fun. You never know if you are going to get the Tanooki Suit, the Frog Suit, the Shoe or something else. These power-ups really do add a lot of fun to the game as well as personality.

What About Extras?

Super Mario Advance 4 is a remake of the classic game Super Mario Bros 3. Gameplay is practically the same as the game it was based on, with the same plot and traditional gameplay. Travel to all eight kingdoms of the Mushroom World and defeat all the seven Koopa Kids and the menacing Bowser. Super Mario Advance is a fun online Classic game that you can play here on Games HAHA. If you enjoyed this game and want to play similar fun games then make sure to play Super Mario 64, Super Smash Flash 2 or Super Mario Bros. Or just go to the Classic games page.

Like other games in the Mario Advance series, Super Mario Advance 4 does have some extras as well. One of these is the original Mario Bros game which as classic as it is, I cannot give the game credit for. The reason for this is that the original Mario Bros has been featured in every Mario Advance game!

Super Mario Advance Theme

The big new feature of Super Mario Advance 4 is the E-Reader Support. This added in a bunch of fun new features that you could put into the game. It was a way of doing DLC before DLC was a thing. As awesome and unique this is, E-Readers and especially the cards are rather hard to come across these days.

I love Super Mario Advance 4. Super Mario Bros 3 is an all time classic and this is one of the best versions that has ever been released. Mario Bros 3 is a game that needs to be in every collection and you really cannot go wrong with this one right here.



  • It is Mario Bros 3!
  • It takes the SNES version and makes it better
  • I like the addition of voices for Mario & Luigi
  • The E-Reader support is very interesting
  • It is one of the most fun platformers ever created


  • The name is a bit confusing
  • E-Reader support is cool, but hard to come by these days
Overall rating: 10
Game Boy Player
A Game Boy Player
The cable can serve as a controller for the Game Boy Player
GenerationSixth generation
Released March 21, 2003
June 20, 2003
June 24, 2003
PredecessorSuper Game Boy

The Game Boy Player is an accessory for the Nintendo GameCube. As the name implies, it can be used for playing Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games. It also has a link port for linking up to other Game Boy systems and accessories. It is the successor to the Super Game Boy.

In most regions, black Game Boy Players were shipped far more than any other color, such as indigo and platinum colors that the GameCube itself had. In Japan, a variety of colors for the Game Boy Player have been released much more evenly.

The Game Boy Player hooks up to the GameCube by being inserted underneath it. It comes with a special start-up disc that must be inserted into the GameCube before any Game Boy games can be played. Players may play with a standard GameCube controller or use a Game Boy Advance that is hooked up to the GameCube with a link cable. By pressing the button on the GameCube controller, an options menu appears, but the game does not stop.

The Game Boy Player allows for a small amount of customization for playing Game Boy Games. Because the dimensions of a Game Boy screen does not match up with most television screens, a border is necessary. It is possible to configure the size of the border, the background of which can be changed to a number of different patterns. A timer can also be implemented.

Certain titles have a rumble feature that can only be triggered by playing the game with a standard GameCube controller. This is similar to how the Super Game Boy can bring out certain features of certain Game Boy and a Game Boy Color games that cannot otherwise be used. The Game Boy Player, however, cannot bring out Super Game Boy features at all.

There are a few titles that are hard to play on the Game Boy Player, such as WarioWare: Twisted! and Yoshi Topsy-Turvy, because they require the player to rotate the entire system around due to the motion sensors on the cartridge, something that the GameCube wasn't designed to do. The games still boot and run normally, however.

While many GBA games may suffer from intense brightness and/or other minor graphical issues when played on a Game Boy Player, a few games, such as Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, are specially optimized for use on the device. These games are distinguished by showing the Game Boy Player logo upon booting up, regardless of whether or not the device is being used.

The Game Boy Player blocks play of any Game Boy Advance Video.

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