System: Game Boy Advance
Genre: Action
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Release date: September 23, 2002
ESRB rating: E
Players: 1 - 4 simultaneous
Save: Battery
SMA3 screen shot


The Super Mario Advance series officially becomes a trilogy with Yoshi's Island. If you never got a chance to play Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island on the Super NES, be sure to pick up a copy of Super Mario Advance 3 for a solid replication of what many gamers have deemed the best platformer ever.

The exact same version of the multiplayer Mario Bros. arcade mode that appeared in SMA1 and 2 once again is included with SMA3. Fun. Really. Would the extra effort kill them to include a different game like Donkey Kong instead?

The only substantial change I've noticed is an extra level added to each world. On the stage select part of the map screen, the new stage is denoted by a question mark, which comes right after the two special "star" levels. More on this as it develops.