A must-have for the Game Boy.
This was te second game I received for my Game Boy, whichitself was a Christmas present twenty years ago. It's one of the worst Mario games ever if you're going b he main series in much the same way as the Final Fantasy Legend games are to the main franchise. But that doesn't prevent it from being a great deal of fun. Instead of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario finds himself trying to save a strange land threatened by the space pirate Tatanga. He has kidnapped Princess Daisy and intends to force her to marry him. The gameplay is a bit off but it still features many of the elements you've come to expect from a Mario title, starmen, fireflowers, mushrooms that make Mario grow and of course one-ups. You can also play a bonus game by exiting a stage via the top door, which will allow you to earn lives or powerups to help you in the level to come. Musically the game has a lot going for it. You won't hear any familiar tunes, but the score is still catchy, particularly during boss levels and boss fights. THe sound effects are nothing special but they get the job done nicely. Again, no familiar Mario sounds, though the grab coin effect does sort of attempt to replicate the original. All in all though this is a must-have for any Game Boy collector's library.
Reviewed by: Bryan Peterson from Twin Falls, Idaho on 2/28/2013