Lost Mario Levels Remade In Super Mario Maker

Lost Mario Levels Remade In Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker isn't just for making your own nightmarish creations. It's also proving useful as a means of preserving (well, recreating then preserving) Nintendo history.

In 2002, Nintendo released an accessory for the Game Boy Advance called the e-Reader. A product of what I consider the company's Golden Age Of Weirdness (GameCube LAN! Four Swords!), it plugged into the handheld and acted like a miniature barcode scanner, turning data on printed cards into in-game objects and levels.

It was basically a very early, very Nintendo take on DLC.

Lost Mario Levels Remade In Super Mario Maker

As Press the Buttons reminds us, one of the better applications for the e-Reader was for the classic Super Mario Advance 4 (a remake of Super Mario Bros. 3), with a card bringing 30 brand new levels to the game.

Thing is, the e-Reader was a massive flop, meaning most people have never played these levels, as they haven't been re-released in any format since. Until now!

Baddboy78 and theycallmeshaky have gone through and remade most of the lost Super Mario Advance 4 levels in Super Mario Maker; the only ones missing are those that can't be recreated (yet) thanks to differences in screen size or the tools available in Mario Maker.

Below is the first of a series of videos where AndrewsGamesDisplay plays through the levels in question on the GBA, so you can get an idea of what they look like:

Obviously, the Mario Maker versions aren't perfect recreations, but they're better than nothing!

If you want to try them out, you can find codes for all 25 remade levels here.


Comments

    I was one of the weirdos who bought one of these. The barcodes on the Pokemon cards put together a very weird, short platformer. Was pretty fun,the enemies were all pokemon who were on the cards you scanned, as well as sections of the map.

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