The Mario Advance series, or as I like to call it: Super Mario Some Stars
We regret to inform you: Bowser’s back on his bullshit. The King of Koopas has adopted seven children and sent them each to different kingdoms. There, the Koopalings have stolen the wands of each monarch, and have transformed them into animals to boot! Hearing of the situation, Princess Peach sends Mario and Luigi to defeat the Koopalings and restore peace to the land.
Iiiiiiit’s Mario 3! Being one of the most popular games of the Mario series, chance are you’ve heard of Mario 3. The game itself focuses on shorter levels with stronger gimmicks than the original Super Mario Brothers, and feels a lot faster than its predecessors as a result. And, much like many of Nintendo’s third-in-the-series games, Mario 3 was responsible for many of the mainstays of the rest of the series. World themes, flying powerups, and even some of the more popular villains of the series originated here. But this isn’t just Mario 3, this is Super Mario Advance 4. SMA4 is a port of the SNES remake of Mario 3 from Mario All-Stars. Which means you can expect the game to play more or less the same as the original, but with some touchups and new sprite work.
This is normally where the spoiler policy goes, but like… it’s Mario 3. What is there to even spoil.