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Super Mario Land 2 -- Nintendo

Mario has returned for the largest GameBoy adventure yet! As Mario, you must find the six golden coins and defeat the evil Wario in order to save Mario Land from almost certain doom. A battery back-up allows up to three players to save their games.

Ferrari Man
Finally, someone got a clue. When your playing on a portable system, you are probably on the move, and may have to take extended pauses in your game. If you leave on your machine you will wear down the batteries quickly, but with Super Mario Land 2 the back up battery lets you continue without the hassle of leaving your machine on, or losing codes. The games graphics are definitely an improvement over most GameBoy games, as is the sound. Unfortunately, the system itself falls short in the screen hardware, and the ever common blur can still be a problem if you start to go a little too fast.

Mario's back for GameBoy and better than ever. The graphics are the best I've seen for GameBoy so far. The control of the plumber is the same as the previous adventures, but new power-ups were conceived and work well. Following in the steps of the Mario adventures the same calliope music. For having a back-up battery the adventure seemed rather short. Besides that, this game could have even been a SNES adventure and would have done quite well, Good Job!

Yes the game is just as psychotic as the commercial. Buy hey, I loved it. This game is well deserving of the Mario name as a sequel, and best of all, it incorporates all the best game play of Super Mario World down into a tiny cart. It also has battery backup for up to three player's games. Even though this game was challenging as well as fun, it was also way to short. But, I understand you can only fit so much into a GameBoy cart at this point. None the less, great game!

Just when you think Mario can't get any stranger... Super Mario Land 2 for the GameBoy is an excellent addition to the Mario series. More closely resembling the SNES rendition than the rest of the series, Super Mario Land 2 is filled with all the bizarreness you expect from a Mario adventure, including swimming cows with fish tails and a rubberized version of the three little pigs. The characters are large and the control is great. Two thumbs up.

>>>>> 78.0/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.5
Sound 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0
Gameplay/Control 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0
Longevity/Playability 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.5
Overall 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0
Total 21.0 18.0 19.0 20.0

Originally appeared Vol 1, Iss 6 (02-03/93)