Nintendo is adding three classic Game Boy Advance titles to its Nintendo Switch Online service this month. The latest games are part of the expansion tier allowing subscribers access to virtual console-like experiences across classic console platforms.
All three new games revolve around Mario. The first is Super Mario Advance, there’s also Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 and lastly, Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3.
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The games will be live on the Game Boy Advance app next week starting on 26 May. Here’s a little bit about each of them below. There’s also a trailer to watch in case you don’t remember the games.
Super Mario Advance – Fling veggies (and lots of other stuff) at foes with Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad in this powered-up version of the NES™ Super Mario Bros ™ 2 game! In Subcon, the land of dreams, Mario and friends each have their own distinct abilities to aid them in the adventure: Luigi jumps the highest, Peach can hover over obstacles, Toad can grab items faster than anyone and Mario is an all-arounder who’s great in any situation. This Game Boy Advance™ version of Super Mario Bros. 2 also features added surprises to discover and challenges to take on, including one featuring Yoshi. Wa-hoo!
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 – Bowser has taken over Dinosaur Island and it’s up to Mario and Luigi to stop him – but they’re not alone, because Yoshi is along for the ride! Every level, secret and Power Up from the Super NES™ Super Mario World is here alongside additional features and surprises. This Game Boy Advance classic also includes the option to play the entire adventure as Luigi with his Super Mario Advance abilities. Those Chargin’ Chucks won’t know what hit ’em when they encounter this high-jumping bro!
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 – Yoshi’s back, baby! Colourful worlds, giant bosses, secrets and enemies galore await in this Game Boy Advance version of the Super NES classic that first introduced Baby Mario. Join a flock of multicoloured Yoshi and save the infant Mario brothers from the clutches of the villainous Magikoopa Kamek in this vibrant, egg-tossing adventure. Just make sure you keep an eye on the baby – he may be cute, but he’s a total crybaby!