Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
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|Super Mario Land|
|System||Gameboy, 3DS Virtual Console|
|Release Date|| Game Boy|
JP October 21, 1992
US November 1992
EU January 28, 1993
3DS Virtual Console
US September 29, 2011
EU/AU September 29, 2011
JP October 12, 2011
|Gallery||Super Mario Land|
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is the sequel to Super Mario Land and Mario's last actual adventure on the Gameboy. It features improved graphics from the first game along with many new enemies and areas. The game is mostly known for being the introduction of Wario.
Mario has just returned to Mario Land after defeating Tatanga in Sarasaland (in the first Super Mario Land). He find that during his absence, his old nemesis Wario has taken over and occupied Mario must collect the six golden coins needed to open the door to his castle so he may defeat Wario.
Like the original, the game featured a classic side-scrolling method of gameplay. The game featured a world map. After the first level was completed, it was possible to play through the remaining worlds in any order. By completing the five worlds containing the five golden coins, it was then possible to access Wario's Castle. Frustratingly, getting a game over would cause the player to lose one of the golden coins (if the player had collected any), forcing the player to replay a level to earn it again.
- The instruction manual mentions that this game takes place on Mario's return to Mario Land following the events of Super Mario Land, directly connecting the two games. Super Mario Land's final boss, Tatanga, also appears as the boss of the Space Zone.
It is known as being the last official side-scrolling Mario game to be made for over a decade, until the release of New Super Mario Bros. in 2006. It also introduced Wario into the series.
It was followed by Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. This was actually a spin-off game starring Wario, and from there the series became the Wario Land series.
Ports and Remakes
- In March 2000, it was released for download in Japan through the Nintendo Power system.
- In 2011, it was released for download through the 3DS's eShop as part of the 3DS Virtual Console.
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Super Mario Bros. (Lost Levels - 2 - 3) - Super Mario World - Yoshi's Island
Super Mario 64 (DS) - Super Mario Sunshine - Super Mario Galaxy (2) - Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario Land (2) - DX - Super Mario Advance (2 - 3 - 4) - New Super Mario Bros. (Wii)
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