Super Mario game remakes

Remake of "Super Mario" games have been released over the years by Nintendo, often with updated graphics and added features. They feature updates of games spanning the NES, the Super NES, and the Nintendo 64. Some games have also been remade in the Classic NES series. In addition, the games of the series have seen re-releases unchanged through Virtual Console.

Games

"Super Mario All-Stars"

"Super Mario All-Stars" is an enhanced remake of the first four Mario games: the 1985 NES game "Super Mario Bros.", its Japanese sequel, "", its American sequel, "Super Mario Bros. 2", and "Super Mario Bros. 3". Released in 1993 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, it sports graphic enhancements, glitch fixes, and the ability to save one's game, allowing the player to restart from a save point instead of from the beginning, should a player lose all of their lives. An alternate version, also containing "Super Mario World", was bundled with the Super Nintendo in December 1994. It was very successful and well-received upon release and eventually became a "Player's Choice Million Seller".

"Super Mario Bros. Deluxe"

"Super Mario Bros. Deluxe" is an update of the 1985 NES game "Super Mario Bros.", and it also contains a modified version of its 1986 Japanese sequel, "" (known as "The Lost Levels" in "Super Mario All-Stars", and here called "For Super Players"). It was released in 1999 for Game Boy Color. It includes a Challenge Mode, Toy Box, and Vs. Mode, and glitch fixes.

"Super Mario Advance"

"Super Mario Advance" is an update of the 1988 NES games "Super Mario Bros. 2" , known in Japan as "Super Mario USA", and "Mario Bros.". "Super Mario Bros. 2" is itself a remake of "" for the Famicom Disk System. It was released in 2001 for Game Boy Advance. The main updates are voices (a la Super Mario 64), Birdo's redesign as a female, and a save system. This remake of Super Mario Bros.2 is much like Super Mario All Stars.

"Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2"

"Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2" is an update of the 1991 SNES game "Super Mario World", released in 2002 for Game Boy Advance. It includes a new system that keeps track of Dragon Coins collected, and new Princess Peach coins to collect. The save system is now enhanced to save whenever rather than at specific points. The player can switch between Mario & Luigi depending on the circumstances of the level. The voices from the first Advance game are carried over. This remake is also a lot like the one added in with Super Mario All Stars in December of 1994.

"Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3"

"Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3" is a port of "", originally released in 1995 on the SNES. Critically hailed as one of the best games of the 16-bit era, "Yoshi's Island" was originally hurt by its release at the end of the SNES's life. Fans were eager to see it re-released, and it became a big hit, despite receiving noticeably less marketing than "Super Mario Advance 2". It is mostly unchanged from the original version, but has six new levels that didn't make it into the original, as well as voiceovers for Yoshi (taken from "Yoshi's Story"). Also, several glitches are fixed, like in the other Mario Advances.

"Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3"

"Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3" is an updated version of "Super Mario Bros. 3". The game was very well received by both retro and modern gamers. Reflecting its status as the best-selling stand-alone game of all time in its original incarnation, the remake sold very well. The voices were once again used, having begun on the first SMA game. A save system was added. The music was remixed. The inventory menu was made larger. This Mario Remake is also much like the Super Mario Bros. 3 from Super Mario All Stars.

This remake is also the only "Super Mario Advance" game to use the e-Reader accessory. Players could swipe e-cards to add and unlock items. Nintendo also developed an E-World, a world made up of Level Cards that the player swiped in. However, the e-Reader did not catch on in North America, and was soon discontinued after the release of the game. Because of the quick discontinuation, only a quarter of the e-Cards that were released in Japan are available in the US.

"Super Mario 64 DS"

"Super Mario 64 DS" is an updated version of the 1996 Nintendo 64 title "Super Mario 64". The update was a launch title for the Nintendo DS in 2004 and included many enhancements: redesigned models and textures, giving the game a much improved graphical look; the ability to play as Yoshi, Luigi and Wario; 30 new stars (as well as some older star objectives removed and replaced with new ones); 5 new mini-courses; single-card multiplayer; and 36 touch-screen mini-games. Yoshi is now the starting character instead of Mario. -

ee also

*List of Mario games by genre#Remakes of platformers
*Classic NES Series
*Enhanced remake
*Console emulation

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