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Super Mario remake series
The Super Mario remake series was created by Nintendo as a program to modernize their games for the Game Boy system. The series consists of updates to all the Mario Bros. console games in the Super Mario Bros. series which spanned both the Nintendo Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System and the Super Famicom and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
All the games also feature the original Mario Bros. arcade game created in 1983 with increased graphics and more enemies. All the games have been updated with character voices, increased color and graphics, new enemies, new bonuses and secrets, more difficult obstacles, and even some new abilities.
Games in the series
- Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is an update of the original 1985 Famicom/NES hit game Super Mario Bros. The update was distributed in 1999 for Game Boy Color. After completing the game, access is given to play The Lost Levels (in the game itself, called For Super Players), a sequel created in Japan for this game that came to the U.S. only in Super Mario All-Stars. It also features a "Challenge" mode, the ability to play as Luigi at any time, and a multiplayer racing mode. Integration with the new Game Boy Printer allowed players to print certain parts of the game.
- Super Mario Advance is an update of the 1988 Famicom/NES hit game Super Mario Bros. 2, known in Japan as Super Mario USA. Super Mario 2 itself is a remake of Doki Doki Panic, for the Famicom Disk System. The update was distributed in 2001 for Game Boy Advance. Voices added to key characters as well as new obstacles and a save feature gave renewed life to this game, as did the additional challenge of locating hidden Yoshi eggs in each level.
- Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World is a re-release of the 1991 SFC/SNES hit game Super Mario World. The update was distributed in 2002. Due to the larger port size from a SNES cartridge, this game featured few additions. One such addition was the advent of new collectible coins featuring Princess Peach Toadstool in each level, similar to the "Dragon Coins" in the original.
- Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island is a re-release of the 1995 SFC/SNES game Yoshi's Island. The update was distributed in 2002. It features six new difficult levels, as well as Yoshi's voice throughout.
- Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 is a updated version of the 1990 Famicom/NES hit game Super Mario Bros. 3. The update was distributed in 2003. A major update, this version includes new levels as well as compatibility with the new Game Boy e-Reader for even more additional levels and items, subject to the purchase of e-Cards.
- Super Mario 64 DS is an updated version of the 1996 Nintendo 64 hit Super Mario 64. The update was distributed on November 21, 2004 and included redesigned sprites; the ability to play as Luigi, Wario, and Yoshi; 30 new stars/5 new mini-courses; and 36 mini-games.
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