Nintendo Switch fans are counting down to the release of three Super Mario Advance games. Nintendo recently announced plans to release Super Mario Advance, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 and Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 on the Nintendo Switch. The games will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers from May 26. There’s no official release time, but the eShop typically updates at 3pm BST UK time, so expect the games to be available from then.
The news was announced by Nintendo on Twitter: “Join Mario and friends for some classic platforming action!
“Three classic Game Boy Advance titles from the Super Mario Advance series come to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack 26/05.”
Super Mario Advance was a launch title for the original Game Boy Advance. It contains enhanced versions of Super Mario Bros. 2 and arcade classic Mario Bros.
“Super Mario Bros. 2 returns with an enhanced version unique to GBA, with new features not present in the original, and improved graphics and sound. Play as Mario, Luigi, Toad or Peach, and escape the mysterious land of Subcon,” reads the official description.
“Unlike other Mario games where Mario defeats enemies by jumping on their heads, in this game Mario and pals have to pick up items and hurl ’em at their adversaries.
“Even enemies can be picked up and tossed across the screen.”
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, on the other hand, is a handheld version of SNES classic Super Mario World.
Considered one of the best 2D platform games ever made, Super Mario World features the first appearance of Yoshi.
Speaking of Yoshi, Super Mario Advance 3 is an enhanced port of Yoshi’s Island from the Super Nintendo.
“When the evil Kamek tries to kidnap the baby Mario brothers, Yoshi must save the day. Carrying Baby Mario on your back, traverse a gorgeous crayon-coloured world – stomping on enemies and throwing eggs – to defeat Kamek and his master Baby Bowser!”
As a reminder, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is available for £34.99 per year.
The Expansion Pack grants subscribers access to Mega Drive, N64 and Game Boy Advance titles. Members will also receive DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing and Splatoon 3.
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