- Platform: Game Boy Advance
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
The graphics may not hold up a candle to what the GBA is capable of but that's because this is the "classic" NES series. This isn't meant to showcase what the GBA can do. This is meant for nostalgia and it is perfectly captured on the GBA this way.
As I said, it's a direct port straight from the NES to your GBA. But it does have one downside. For one, it seems that because of the GBA's screen some things had to be squashed just to be in proportion. This is very noticeable when you rescue the many toads in the castles.
This shouldn't stop you from picking up the game but that's exactly where the other problem lies. Like other classics in the Classic NES series, Super Mario Bros. has already been released several times! If you have a copy of Super Mario Brothers Deluxe that'll do just fine.
I'd easily say this is worth it to put down 20 bucks if you want the original classic. But if you have Super Mario Brothers Deluxe or an E-Reader you may want to grab Zelda instead.
You can take it anywhere, play 2 players with a pal, link to another gameboy advance for 2P, and other couple of tidbits they don't tell you in the manual: After linking to another unit, you can choose to end the game and the entire game will stay loaded in the memory of the "client" GBA until you turn it off. Also, it works with the GBA wireless adapters if you've got them. Finally, it looks fantastic on the GBA's screen, especially on the "classic" GBA (not the SP) provided you can get the lighting conditions right.
Graphics: 5/5 (For nes games)
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