A unique installment in the Super Mario Bros. series gets an upgrade on this day in video game history.
Super Mario Advance, developed and published by Nintendo, was released alongside the launch of the Game Boy Advance handheld system on June 11th, 2001.
The game is an enhanced version of Super Mario Bros. 2, originally released for the Nintendo in the US in 1988. That unique Mario game, which was originally another game called Doki Doki Panic, has players controlling one of four characters (Mario, Peach, Toad & Luigi) as they venture through a unique world. Players defeat enemies by picking up vegetables and other objects and try to avoid obstacles.
The Game Boy Advance version features enhanced graphics, the addition of voice acting, and other changes to the original game.