Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
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|Super Mario Advance 4|
|Developer||Nintendo R&D 2|
|System||Game Boy Advance|
|Release Date|| JP July 11, 2003|
US October 17, 2003
EU October 21, 2003
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 is the final installment of the Super Mario Advance series of remakes of classic Mario games for the Gameboy Advance. As its name suggests, it acts as a port of Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Mario Advance 4 had few changes to the main Super Mario Bros. 3 games such as adding voice acting for the Mario Bros., a saving feature and graphical updates.
The main addition to the game came with e-Reader compatibility. There were three types of cards that could be scanned to receive power-ups, unlock new levels in the e-World or view gameplay movies of special tricks. The power-ups included ones from other games such as the Cape Feather from Super Mario World and vegetables from Super Mario Bros. 2. The e-World also contained whole new levels.
However, due to the unpopularity of the e-Reader in America and its discontinuation not long afterwards, only about one-third of the total amount of cards in Japan were released in America. Additionally, Europe did not have the feature at all due to the e-Reader never having been released there to begin with.
Like the previous Super Mario Advance games, it contained the improved Mario Bros. Classic minigame with both single player and multi-player modes.
- Although it is considered the last of the Super Mario Advance series, Super Mario 64 DS could be considered the Nintendo DS counterpart to the Super Mario Advance games.
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