This is one of the best games for the original Game Boy and it’s a big step up from the original Super Mario Land. Bowser is again absent as the main antagonist, but in his place we get the debut of Wario! The visuals and music are up to par with the Mario series, and we even get some new power-ups like the Carrot.
The carrot gives the player Bunny Ears and lets Mario fly over a level easily (a little too easy). As a GameBoy Mario, this game was incredible for it’s time. Compared to the rest of the Mario series, the levels are a bit short and easy (besides the final level) and the game itself is short enough it can be completed 100% in a 2 hours or less. Still a great GameBoy game.
- Mario is my favorite franchise ever.
- I played and beat this when it originally came out, and I replayed it to the end again in March 2019
- I previously looked back at this as a possible top 3 side scrolling Mario game, but after my recent play through I recognize that is untrue due to limitations of the GameBoy and the shorter/easier levels.
- Physical Copy (Cartridge Only)
- 3DS Digital Copy