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

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Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Portable Review
23 October 2005
  • Excerpt: I have to admit, ever since the first Super Mario Advance game was released, I was waiting for a re-release of the classic Super Mario Bros. 3. However, as the second and third Mario Advance games were released, my hopes for a GBA version of SMB3 sank.
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GamesAreFun
21 June 2004
  • Excerpt: In case you have not played the original, here's the pulse: Bowser and his seven Koopa Kids have stolen seven magic wands from each country in the Mushroom World and used them to turn the kings into animals.
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Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Brothers 3

The Armchair Empire
30 November 2003
  • Conclusion: "...it falls to Mario to set things right – ostensibly by jumping.
  • Pros: - Platforming madness from the past, - Still kicks ass, - Updated everything, - Tons of extras
  • Cons: - Hmmmm…
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Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Nintendo World Report
16 November 2003
  • Summary: Re-used Nintendo magic is still Nintendo magic.
  • Pros: Balanced learning curve, Impressive level variation, Perhaps the best Mario game ever in the palm of your hand, Remarkable sense of freedom, Upgraded graphics and sound, Wonderfully simplistic and intuitive controls
  • Cons: Can be beaten in a few hours, Not much new stuff, Predictable multiplayer mode
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CVG
20 October 2003
  • Excerpt: Super Mario Bros. 3 is the best selling video game of all time. Well if you want to get technical, it's the best selling stand-alone game. The original Super Mario Bros. actually has the most copies sold, but it had the advantaged of being packed in with the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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Review : Super Mario Advance 4 : Super Mario Bros. 3 for Gameboy Advance

8Bitjoystick.com
20 October 2003
  • Conclusion: Disney has been doing the same thing once a new batch of five year olds is born. This game is Shigeru Miyamoto's finest and is accessible to start and a joy to master. Not only is it the best selling videogame of all time it is arguably the best game of the 8-bit era.
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Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

GamePro.com
20 October 2003
  • Excerpt: Nostalgia continues to reign on the GBA as the missing mini-Mario goes portable at last.
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Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Nintendo World Report
17 October 2003
  • Summary: On February 12th, 1990—two days before TYP’s sixth birthday—Super Mario Bros. 3 made its long-awaited North American debut. For its 2003 Bar Mitzvah celebration on the GBA, all I can say is, “Huzzah!”
  • Pros: e-Reader Cards with new and remixed levels, Rumble support using Game Boy Player, Superb platform gameplay and level design, Support for 2-players alternating!
  • Cons: Game + 2nd GBA + e-Reader + cards = new levels - $, Mario & Luigi voices more annoying than ever, “Just what I needed.”, Where’s the classic SMB3 battle mode?, Where’s the original ending credits music?
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Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 GBA Guide

Game People
3 June 2011
  • Excerpt: After the tangential Super Mario Brothers 2, Super Mario Brothers 3 is a welcome return to the formula of the original Super Mario Brothers game. The game received widespread critical acclaim, and went on to become the biggest selling game not packaged with a console...
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Homemademech
16 January 2005
  • Excerpt: With the recent surge in the release of classic video game collections (you might have seen the collections from Atari, Midway and Namco for instance. Or the old school Nintendo games being put out for the GBA) I thought this would be a good time to touch bases with one of those classics, Super...
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