Super Mario Land 2
Mario, as you may suspect, must be the hardest working man in video gaming. His name is everywhere, including the Super Mario Land 2 box - a super sequel to the original adventure!
The new Mario game stays with the same winning formula that made this hero a household name before. This time, however, he pulls out all the stops in the first 4-Meg cart for the GameBoy! This translates into better graphics, more levels, and much more fun! If you thought the first Super Mario Land was a blast, then part two will knock your socks off! The next wave in GameBoy technology is here, and it's not surprising that Mario is the messenger!
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The most famous plumber since the Roto-Rooter man is lighting up Game Boy screens once again, and clearing the competition from the pipes. Mario will drain you in this seven-level, multi-stage, mega game, but you'll love every minute of it.
Super Mario Land 2: The 6 Golden Coins is the sequel to the Game Boy hit, Super Mario Land. Our peerless plumber now has to put up with a new archenemy, Wario, who's put an evil spell over the inhabitants of Mario Land and taken over Mario's castle. In order for Mario to gain entrance to his manor, he has to collect the six coins needed to open the gate. Unfortunately, Wario has scattered them all over the kingdom.
The quest for the coins takes Mario through six different levels (with three sub-levels each) of Mario-esque action, spanning everything from the darkest oceans to the deepest space. The game play is identical to Super Mario Land and most of the other Mario carts. You even find Mushroom power-ups, Fire Rowers, and Invincibility Stars. However, there are a few nifty maneuvers that set this game apart from its hand held predecessor.
You can grab a carrot that enables you to sprout rabbit ears and fly short distances. You can also save up to three games on the Game Boy, and you'll need that feature. This cart is bigger and bushier than Mario's mustache. Moreover, you can ring bells along the way, which lets you begin from that point if you die. Controlling Mario is as simple as any two-button game can get.
IVs a Bird, It's a Plane ...It's a...Plumber???
This cart's graphics look good, an important factor since the advent of color hand-helds. Mario never looked or leapt better. The stages are intricate and well-done. You'll travel through haunted graveyards, enchanted forests, and even the belly of a whale. The screens fill up with hordes of harrassers, so it may look too busy sometimes. Busy is what the man is, though, as you fight against Wario's weenie work force, which run the gamut of Mario mashing-turtles and piranha plants to tongue-lashing toads, scary skulls, skeleton bees, and even ghosts from Super Mario World.
Sounds like Fun
The music in this cart is cute (like the original) and different on each stage. When you reach the Invincibility Star, you'll hear a mambo Mario tune that gets your feet tapping and your shoulders moving. The other squash and shoot sound effects are exactly the same.
You're in the Funny
Super Mario Land 2 is the most fun found on the Game Boy in a long time. The game play is not effected by the little screen, and some stages are more challenging than their 8-bit counterparts. Super Mario Land 2 is the kind of game that you'll play again and again. With so many hidden stages and so much awesome action, your battery bill will run as high as the plumber's bill. With everything and the kitchen sink included, this cart makes other Game Boy titles seem like sink sludge.
- To get to the Space Zone, hitch a ride on the Hippo's bubble, float at the top of the screen, and avoid anything that Hies your way (water and enemies will burst your bubble). Land at the TOP exit to go to the Space Zone.
- Lighten up the contrast on your Game Boy when you reach the Pumpkin Zone. It's so dark you may bump into something you don't want to bump in to.
- To avoid the spikes in Stage 2's Tree Zone, float in the jelly at the top of the screen. Repeatedly hit A to keep afloat, or you'll be in a real jam.
- Save your coins for the 200 and the 999 coin game. The prizes are multiple (and I mean multiple) 1-ups.
- You'll earn an invincibility star after you knock off 100 enemies. Watch the meter at the bottom of the screen and time the one hundredth hit wisely.