Super Mario Advance

Release dates

Australia xxxxx
Europe June 22nd, 2001
Japan March 21st, 2001
N.America June 11th, 2001


General information

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Developed by Nintendo

Published by Nintendo

Players: Single-player




For the first time, players can now battle against the computer in a Classic Mario Bros. action that is available on a handheld system. You can play as Mario, Luigi and even Princess Peach or Toad on an adventurous journey through seven rambling worlds with 20 levels in all, a journey to defeat the evil Wart. Players will enjoy competing with friends in the multi-player mode, where you could have a battle up to four players that can punch and jump their way to victory using a single game pack and Game Link cables that are sold separately. There is also a newly added trashcan where players can dump opponents in the two-player Mario Bros. playfield. Also, the game offers a super-powered action with special bonuses, warps and power-ups. 


The Story

Mario had a strange dream, one evening. In his dream, there is a long, long stairway leading up to a door. He was confronted, as soon as the door opened, with a never before seen world that is spreading out as far as his eyes could see. A faint voice was heard by Mario when he strained his ears to listen, it says "Welcome to 'Subcon', the land of dreams. The Wart has cursed us and we are completely under his evil spell. Your arrival is so much expected. We ask you to please defeat Wart and return to its natural state our beloved Subcon. There is no any effect in here if the Wart had put a curse upon you in the real world, and don’t forget, vegetables are the most hateful thing for Warts.

“Please do help us!" At the same time Mario heard and saw a bolt of lightning flashed just before his eyes. Mario was stunned and lost his footing and even tumbled upside down. He waked up only to find himself sitting up in his bed. Mario, to clear his head about the dream, talked to Luigi, Toad and Princess about this strange dream. Then, they all decided to go to a nearby mountain for a picnic.

A small cave nearby had caught the curiosity and attention of our heroes after they arrive at the picnic area and while enjoying the scenery. To their great surprise, upon entering the cave, When they entered the cave, to their great surprise, there's a stairway leading up, up and up. It is exactly like the one Mario saw in his dream. They all walked together up the stairs and at the top, found a door just like the one in Mario's dream. When Mario and his friends, in fear, opened the door, to their much more surprise, the world that he saw in his dream spreads out before them!


Interesting Facts



  • This title also includes a remake of Mario Bros. (Arcade) from 1983
  • In the version of Mario Bros. (Arcade) with Super Mario Advance Shellcreepers are replaced by Spinies
  • Boss of World 3 is a new enemy called Robirdo, which is a robot version of Birdo
  • This title featured the first use of voice samples in a Mario game.
  • Princess Toadstool became known as Princess Peach and this has remained ever since.
  • One of the best selling console-release titles of all time


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