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Release year: 1992 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Nintendo R&D1
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (AKA スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨 or Sūpā Mario Rando Tsū: Muttsu no Kinka in Japan) is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld game console in 1992. It was created, like all Mario games, by Shigeru Miyamoto.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is the follow-up to the highly-successful Super Mario Land. Bringing a lot of thrills for owners of the original Game Boy, you will take control of Mario in a mission to claim the six lost Golden Coins. While it’s an unquestionable smash hit during its time, the question with classic games such as this is always if it is able to withstand the test of time.
One of the biggest flaws of Super Mario Land is the length of the game. While no one denies that the first Mario installment for Game Boy was a classic, the game itself was short and relatively easy to finish. The response by Nintendo was easy: expand the gameplay. The game is divided into 6 different zones, with each zone having its own unique set of details and challenges.
The game is notable for its debut of Wario, who later became the protagonist of the spin-off Wario series starting with the game’s sequel, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3.
The game is free-flowing and relatively simple to master. It is arguably the most beginner-friendly of all the Mario games of the 1980s. However, there is a downside to this, as some gamers might find this game to be too easy. A gamer well-versed in Mario games can complete this game rather quickly. In spite of this minor flaw, Super Mario Land 2 is still a handful of fun.
All in all, Super Mario Land 2 is a game that brought a number of improvements on the game it replaced. It is beginner-friendly, so it is highly recommended for young people and those getting started with Super Mario games. This game has surprisingly aged well, and is a must-have for anyone who owns a Game Boy.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins has been ported to Game Boy (this version) and Virtual Console (3DS).