Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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Super Mario Land!
Mario's first Game Boy adventure, Super Mario Land is similar to the original, ground-breaking Super Mario Bros. (NES, 1985), but Princess Daisy (making her first appearance) replaces Princess Toadstool as the damsel in distress. In addition, Mario throws superballs instead of fireballs, and he commandeers an airplane and a submarine for a little side-scrolling shooter action (as in level 4-3, which is the last stage in the game). There are new enemies as well, such as stone statues and hungry sharks.

The best way to play Super Mario Land (or any other original Game Boy title) is on the Super Game Boy, which is an attachment for the Super Nintendo that plugs into the SNES cartridge slot and plays Game Boy games, in color, on your TV set. It also adds stereo sound to games played on any television with stereo speakers and lets players paint and design their own custom borders. Certain GB titles, such as Donkey Kong and Metroid II: Return of Samus, were specifically designed to take special advantage of the Super Game Boy's added features.

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