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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

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.

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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.

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

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.

Super mario advance theme

What About Extras?

Part 5 of a complete walkthrough of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 for the Game Boy Advance. In this video, I complete world 5, The Sky.Typhlosion. This page contains CodeBreaker cheat codes for Super Mario Advance 4 (USA). If you're playing on an emulator you can usually input codes very easily by accessing a tab off the top of the toolbar. Anyone playing on a physical Gameboy will need to purchase a physical Codebreaker device to use these codes. If you're using an emulator and still can't figure out how to setup these codes, you're in luck! Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros. 3 (Virtual Console) Start Game. Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros. 3 (Virtual Console) 297,909 22 39 1. Mario's Game Boy Advance debut gives gamers two games in one: an enhanced version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and an action-packed four-player version of the original Mario Bros. First released for the original NES in 1988, Super Mario Bros. 2 makes its debut on the Game Boy Advance with new enemies, improved graphics, and tougher. Super Mario Advance 4 is a an enhanced remake Super Mario Bros. Take control of Mario or his friend Luigi and fight against powerful monsters and enemies. Many surprises are hidden in this cool retro game.

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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!

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.

10/10

Super Mario Advance Theme

Pros:

  • 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
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Cons:

  • The name is a bit confusing
  • E-Reader support is cool, but hard to come by these days
Overall rating: 10

Super Mario Advance Series

Super Mario Advance
First installmentSuper Mario Advance (2001)
Latest installmentSuper Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2003)
Number of installments4
Parent franchiseSuper Mario

The Super Mario Advance series is a series of video game reissues released only on the Game Boy Advance. It is a successor to Super Mario Bros. Deluxe on the Game Boy Color.[1][2] Each game contains one of the classic Mario sidescrollers, with improved graphics, sound, and additional features. Also, each game contains an updated version of the 1983 arcade game Mario Bros. which adds an extra POW Block near the top of the stage. The series finished in 2003 with four games, although New Super Mario Bros., the first original 2D platformer since 1992, was developed as a response to requests for Super Mario Advance 5.[3]

Multiplayer mode[edit]

Any game in the Super Mario Advance series can link up to other Game Boy Advances that also have any of the said four games. This allows two to four people to play a version of Mario Bros., with upgraded graphics, control, and sound. All players are Marios, but they wear different colored uniforms (red, yellow, green, and blue), though they still have the letter 'M' on their caps. Players can pick each other up and throw each other, though a grabbed player can escape another's grasp. In 'Classic Mode', the players cooperate in defeating the enemies like in the single player mode. In 'Battle Mode', the players start off as Super Marios and compete against each other to collect five coins first by defeating enemies or being the last one standing. An invincible, flame-throwing Bowser appears in bonus rounds.

If there are only two players in the Battle Mode, there will be a garbage can at the bottom. Players can be thrown in the garbage can. A player in the garbage can is stuck there for several seconds, putting them at a disadvantage, but they will come out with an item that may help them fight their rival. Players can receive a Koopa Shell, POW Block, Fish Skeleton, or an Egg. The Egg can yield either a coin, a Heart, or a Starman.

This version of Mario Bros. is also included in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Games[edit]

Title
Cover and release dateSynopsis
Super Mario Advance

March 21, 2001[4]
Super Mario Advance features the classic game Super Mario Bros. 2, based heavily on the Super Mario All-Starsport of the game, although in the game it is referred to as Super Mario 2. Nintendo's decision to choose this title as a Game Boy Advance launch game was seen by some as misguided; GameSpot in particular thought that Super Mario Bros. 3 or Super Mario World would have been far better choices for a launch title considering their popularity (both of these titles would ultimately be remade as part of the SMA series). Nonetheless, IGN praised the choice, calling it 'one of the most polished and creative platformers of the era,' and it was a best-selling GBA launch game.

Later, the game would become a part of the Player's Choice lineup for the Game Boy Advance as one of the system's first three Player's Choice games (along with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3).

Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

December 14, 2001[4]
As the name suggests, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 features Super Mario World. It is the second video game in the Super Mario Advance series.
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

September 20, 2002[4]
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 is a port of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island for the Game Boy Advance. It is very much like the original version, though it has six new levels and Yoshi's Story sound effects.
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

July 11, 2003[4]
In 2003, the fourth and final entry in the Super Mario Advance series, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, was released for the Game Boy Advance. It is a heavily updated version of Super Mario Bros. 3, as the name suggests. However, it boasts similar graphics and sound to the All-Stars version. It features a save system similar to the Super Mario All-Stars save system, except temporary saves may now be done anywhere.

This game's largest added feature (except in the European version) is compatibility with the e-Reader and e-Cards. These cards can be scanned into the game and function as new levels (World-e), instant power-ups, or demos. One power-up card features a power-up that was not found in any other Mario game until Super Mario 3D Land: the Boomerang. The 2016 Virtual Console release would fully include these levels and make them available worldwide for the first time.

Changes from the original games[edit]

  • In Super Mario Advance, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, there are added voice clips for each player character and most bosses.
  • In line with the current standard, Super Mario Advance, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, now also refer to Princess Toadstool as 'Peach' (as introduced to the West in Yoshi's Safari and retained in Super Mario 64 onward).
  • In Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, Luigi is playable as the first player, and has his special attributes from Super Mario Bros. 2, with a higher jump, and lower traction.
  • In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, some levels have been slightly altered to fit on the GBA screen.
  • In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, there are additional levels based on e-Reader cards.

Gallery[edit]

  • American logo of Super Mario Advance

  • Chinese logo of Super Mario Advance

  • The Japanese game cover for Super Mario Advance

  • American logo of Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

  • Chinese logo of Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

  • Japanese box art of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

References[edit]

  1. ^Interview on Nintendo's Japanese website, Nintendo. Retrieved March 30 2015 (partial translation available here)
  2. ^Marionova64 (July 30, 2020). Super Mario Advance Unused Title Screen Voicelines. Twitter. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  3. ^Iwata Asks: Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary (archived)
  4. ^ abcdGameFAQs Retrieved November 14, 2010
PlatformersSuper Mario seriesSuper Mario Bros. (1985, NES) • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (1986, FDS) • Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, NES) • Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988, NES) • Super Mario Land (1989, GB) • Super Mario World (1990, SNES) • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992, GB) • Super Mario 64 (1996, N64) • Super Mario Sunshine (2002, GCN) • New Super Mario Bros. (2006, NDS) • Super Mario Galaxy (2007, Wii) • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009, Wii) • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010, Wii) • Super Mario 3D Land (2011, 3DS) • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012, 3DS) • New Super Mario Bros. U (2012, Wii U) • Super Mario 3D World (2013, Wii U) • Super Mario Maker (2015, Wii U) • Super Mario Run (2016, iOS/Android) • Super Mario Odyssey (2017, NS) • Super Mario Maker 2 (2019, NS)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong seriesMario vs. Donkey Kong (2004, GBA) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006, DS) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009, DSiWare) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (2010, DS) • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (2013, 3DS) • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (2015, 3DS/Wii U) • Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (2016, 3DS/Wii U)
OtherDonkey Kong (1981, Arcade) • Mario Bros. (1983, G&W) • Mario Bros. (1983, Arcade) • Mario's Cement Factory (1983, G&W) • Mario Bros. Special (1984, PC88) • Punch Ball Mario Bros. (1984, PC88) • VS. Wrecking Crew (1984, Arcade) • Wrecking Crew (1985, NES) • Super Mario Bros. Special (1986, PC88) • Mario & Wario (1993, SNES) • Hotel Mario (1994, Philips CD-i) • Donkey Kong (1994, Game Boy) • Mario Clash (1995, VB) • Wrecking Crew '98 (1998, SFC) • Super Princess Peach (2005, DS) • New Super Luigi U (2013, Wii U) • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014, Wii U) • Super Mario Bros. 35 (2020, NS)
Ports and remakesCrazy Kong (1981, Arcade) • Donkey Kong (1982, G&W) • VS. Super Mario Bros. (1986, Arcade) • All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. (1986, FDS) • Super Mario Bros. (1987, G&W) • Kaettekita Mario Bros. (1988, FDS) • Super Mario All-Stars (1993, SNES) • Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World (1994, SNES) • BS Super Mario USA (1996, SNES) • BS Super Mario Collection (1997, SNES) • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (1999, GBC) • Super Mario Advance (2001, GBA) • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2002, GBA) • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2003, GBA) • Famicom Mini Series (2004, GBA) • Classic NES Series (2004-2005, GBA) • Super Mario 64 DS (2004, NDS) • Virtual Console (2006-current, Wii/3DS/Wii U) • Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010, Wii) • Luigi Bros. (2013, Wii U) • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016, 3DS) • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2018, NS/3DS) • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019, NS) • Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020, NS) • Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. (2020, G&W) • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021, NS)
Role-playing gamesPaper Mario seriesPaper Mario (2000, N64) • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004, GCN) • Super Paper Mario (2007, Wii) • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012, 3DS) • Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016, Wii U) • Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020, NS)
Mario & Luigi seriesMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003, GBA) • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005, NDS) • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009, NDS) • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013, 3DS) • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (2015, 3DS)
OtherSuper Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996, SNES)
RemakesMario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017, 3DS) • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018, 3DS)
Dr. Mario seriesMainDr. Mario (1990, NES) • Dr. Mario 64 (2001, N64) • Dr. Mario Online Rx (2008, WiiWare) • Dr. Mario Express (2008, DSiWare) • Dr. Luigi (2013, Wii U) • Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure (2015, 3DS) • Dr. Mario World (2019, iOS/Android)
OtherVS. Dr. Mario (1990, Arcade)
RemakesTetris & Dr. Mario (1994, SNES) • Nintendo Puzzle Collection (2003, GCN) • Dr. Mario & Puzzle League (2005, GBA)
Mario Kart seriesMainSuper Mario Kart (1992, SNES) • Mario Kart 64 (1996, N64) • Mario Kart: Super Circuit (2001, GBA) • Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003, GCN) • Mario Kart DS (2005, NDS) • Mario Kart Wii (2008, Wii) • Mario Kart 7 (2011, 3DS) • Mario Kart 8 (2014, Wii U) • Mario Kart Tour (2019, iOS/Android)
Mario Kart Arcade seriesMario Kart Arcade GP (2005, Arcade) • Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (2007, Arcade) • Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (2013, Arcade) • Mario Kart Arcade GP VR (2017, Arcade)
OtherMario Kart Live: Home Circuit (2020, NS)
PortsMario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017, NS)
Mario Party seriesMario Party (1998, N64) • Mario Party 2 (1999, N64) • Mario Party 3 (2000, N64) • Mario Party 4 (2002, GCN) • Mario Party-e (2003, GBA) • Mario Party 5 (2003, GCN) • Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party (2004, Arcade) • Mario Party 6 (2004, GCN) • Mario Party Advance (2005, GBA) • Super Mario Fushigi no Korokoro Party 2 (2005, Arcade) • Mario Party 7 (2005, GCN) • Mario Party 8 (2007, Wii) • Mario Party DS (2007, NDS) • Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher (2009, Arcade) • Mario Party Kurukuru Carnival (2012, Arcade) • Mario Party 9 (2012, Wii) • Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher 2 (2013, Arcade) • Mario Party: Island Tour (2013, 3DS) • Mario Party 10 (2015, Wii U) • Mario Party Challenge World (2016, Arcade) • Mario Party: Star Rush (2016, 3DS) • Mario Party: The Top 100 (2017, 3DS) • Super Mario Party (2018, NS)
Luigi's Mansion seriesMainLuigi's Mansion (2001, GCN) • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013, 3DS) • Luigi's Mansion Arcade (2015, Arcade) • Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019, NS)
RemakesLuigi's Mansion (2018, 3DS)
Sports gamesMario Baseball seriesMario Superstar Baseball (2005, GCN) • Mario Super Sluggers (2008, Wii)
Mario Golf seriesGolf (1984, NES) • Family Computer Golf: Japan Course (1987, FDS) • Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course (1987, FDS) • NES Open Tournament Golf (1991, NES) • Mario Golf (1999, N64) • Mario Golf (1999, GBC) • Mobile Golf (2001, GBC) • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003, GCN) • Mario Golf: Advance Tour (2004, GBA) • Mario Golf: World Tour (2014, 3DS)
Mario Strikers seriesSuper Mario Strikers (2005, GCN) • Mario Strikers Charged (2007, Wii)
Mario Tennis seriesMario's Tennis (1995, VB) • Mario Tennis (2000, N64) • Mario Tennis (2000, GBC) • Mario Power Tennis (2004, GCN) • Mario Tennis: Power Tour (2005, GBA) • Mario Tennis Open (2012, 3DS) • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (2015, Wii U) • Mario Tennis Aces (2018, NS)
PortsNew Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (2009, Wii)
OtherNBA Street V3 (2005, GCN) • SSX on Tour (2005, GCN) • Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (2006, NDS) • Mario Sports Mix (2010, Wii) • Mario Sports Superstars (2017, 3DS)
CrossoversMario & Sonic seriesMario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007, Wii) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008, NDS) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009, Wii) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009, NDS) • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011, Wii) • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2012, 3DS) • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (2013, Wii U) • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016, Wii U) • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016, 3DS) • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition (2016, Arcade) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2019, NS) • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition (2020, Arcade)
Super Smash Bros. seriesSuper Smash Bros. (1999, N64) • Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, GCN) • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Wii) • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, 3DS) • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Wii U) • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, NS)
OtherItadaki Street‎ DS (2007, NDS) • Fortune Street‎ (2011, Wii) • Nintendo Land (2012, Wii U) • Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (2015, 3DS) • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017, NS)
Educational gamesMario Discovery seriesMario is Missing! (1993, MS-DOS/SNES/NES) • Mario's Time Machine (1993, MS-DOS/SNES/NES) • Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters (1993, MS-DOS/SNES) • Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers (1994, MS-DOS/SNES) • Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun (1994, MS-DOS/SNES)
OtherMario Teaches Typing (1991, MS-DOS) • Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up (1991, MS-DOS) • Mario Teaches Typing 2 (1996, MS-DOS)
PortsMario's Early Years! CD-ROM Collection (1995, PC)
Art utilitiesSuper Mario Bros. Print World (1991, MS-DOS) • Mario Paint (1992, SNES) • Super Mario Collection Screen Saver (1997, PC) • Mario no Photopi (1998, N64) • Mario Artist: Paint Studio (1999, N64DD) • Mario Artist: Talent Studio (2000, N64DD) • Mario Artist: Communication Kit (2000, N64DD) • Mario Artist: Polygon Studio (2000, N64DD)
MiscellaneousMario's Bombs Away (1983, G&W) • Yoshi's Safari (1993, SNES) • Undake30 Same Game (1995, SFC) • Mario's Game Gallery (1995, MS-DOS) • Mario's Picross (1995, GB) • Mario's Super Picross (1995, SFC) • Donkey Kong (slot machine) (1996, Arcade) • Picross 2 (1996, GB) • Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium (1997, Satellaview) • Mario's FUNdamentals (1998, Windows) • Picross NP (1999-2000, SFC) • Super Mario Fushigi no Janjan Land (2003, Arcade) • Mario Pinball Land (2004, GBA) • Yakuman DS (2005, NDS) • Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (2005, GCN)
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