GB Review: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Review by: Hairball (hairball@sm128c.com)

Game Info

 System: Game Boy
 ESRB: Everyone
 Genre: Platform
 # of Players: 1
 Size: 4 Megabits
 Developer: Nintendo
 Publisher: Nintendo

 Game Save: Yes

 Release Date:
 US: Oct 21, 1992

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Final Score:
8.0/10

Mario's other arch-nemesis Wario has stolen his castle and the precious 6 Golden Coins. Wario has scattered the coins around the world and it's up to Mario to find them and defeat Wario.

At first Super Mario Land 2 looks like a simple port of Super Mario World for the Super NES with a different storyline. This game has nothing to do with the "real" Mario storyline or Super Mario Land 1.

Super Mario Land 2 is split up into various zones. Each zone has a different theme and different levels and ememies. SML2 is a fairly easy to game and doesn't have the challenge most other Mario games have. In order to obtain the stolen Golden Coins you must beat each Zone boss and it will give you the coin.

The graphics in Super Mario Land 2 are good. I've noticed a problem in many Game Boy games that there is "blurring". In SML2 there isn't a lot of that and the game is fairly playable. As I've said before, the game looks like a simple port of Super Mario World. This game was released back in 1992, so there was no Game Boy Color or Super Game Boy support. But with the new Game Boy Color if you put SML2 and play it on the GBC you'll get some colors. The "colorization" for SML2 is fairly good, although there are some minor errors. In my opinion I think the GBC does the best "colorization" for Super Mario Land 2 compared to the other games.

The sound and music in Super Mario Land 2 are not that good. The music gets annoying during some levels. The sound effects are somewhat average and aren't really that spectacular.

The gameplay in SML2 is a lot like the Super Mario Bros. series on the NES. Since the NES has 2 buttons and the GB has 2 buttons it will play the same. You know the drill, hold down the B button and move along the levels!

Overall, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is a very good game. Although it's really easy and short, it's still fun to play Mario on your Game Boy.

-- Hairball (hairball@sm128c.com)

Bottom Line: Everyone will need some sort of Mario game on their Game Boy.