Posted 2002-05-23 03:54:12 by
Nintendo is deliberately fucking with my head, I just know it. They've been porting the Super Mario Bros games to the GBA. And that's great. I approve. But I'm having great difficulty coping with their release schedule.
May 10th, 1999. Super Mario Bros released for the GBC. Includes the “lost levels,” excellent.
March 21st, 2001. Super Mario Advance released. It's a port of Super Mario Bros 2. It's a good game, but hardly in the same class as the rest of the series. Not the one I would've chosen.
March 22nd, 2001 through November 20th, 2001. Super Mario Bros. 3 not ported to the GBA.
November 21st, 2001. Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 released. Also, a fine game.
Scheduled for release on September 30th, 2002: Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2: Super Mario Advance 3.
Ok. If you've been paying attention, you'll note that there's a missing item in the above timeline. That's right, they've scheduled the rerelease of the entire series of 2D Super Mario games, except for the best one.
Now just like I'm still harboring hope for the release of Super Mario 64 2, sequel to the best game ever, I'm hoping that they haven't released the port of Super Mario Bros 3 because they've been working on it all this time and wanted to make it really special.
But what I fear is that after Yoshi's Island they'll consider the series complete, dust their hands off, and move on to other projects (and, of course, the other projects wouldn't be new 2d mario games for the GBA).