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Super Mario Advance 4 - All 38 e-Reader Levels

Hack of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Description:

IMPORTANT: This “hack” was officially created by Nintendo and distributed on the Wii U’s eShop as a Virtual Console game. The patch attached to this page was simply converting the Game Boy Advance version of the game into the Wii U version, and contained embedded official content not present in the former version. Such content is illegal to redistribute due to copyright and has been removed.

Super Mario Advance 4 was well known for its failed e-Reader functionality, which provided some new items and levels to the game.

While the e-Reader failed in both USA and Europe, Japan saw a bunch of releases for this attachment, seeing 33 new levels!

With the Virtual Console release of the game, all of the 38 e-Reader levels that Super Mario Advance 4 had have been restored and are now available with these patches!

You will find an xdelta and IPS patch inside the .rar Just apply them to:

  • Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA, Australia) (Rev 1)

It’s also known as v1.1

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros. 3 (USA, Australia) (Rev 1)
  • MD5: 605286B3AEDEFFBA70BF46B834B120B1
  • SHA-1: 532F3307021637474B6DD37DA059CA360F612337
  • SHA-256: 53EC98FC672D94E3962BA854805CE5005E07E10A4C7ED4E7DBEC7A2CA7846562

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
VinsCoolOriginal WorkROM Dump
gamesquest1Original WorkROM Dump
CheatFreak47Original WorkROM Dump
HiccupOriginal WorkROM Dump
NintendoOriginal HackingHack

User Review Information

It was about time!

Reviewed By: John Enigma on 24 Jan 2016

After so many years of playing Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros. 3, and never played the original e-Reader levels (even though you could’ve gotten all of the levels through cheating, I think), the wonderful romhackers finally managed to hardcode literally all of the 38 e-Reader levels, just so they could include it in the Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros. 3 game.

Just goes to show you that any kind of in-game content included in physical devices (e-Reader cards, amiibos, amiibo cards, etc.) is not always a good idea. If you want people to unlock these kinds of contents, at least let them unlock it in the most traditional way possible: by completing special challenges, tasks, or quests in the game.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Perfect!thepatrickinator11 Apr 20161.0Yes
Makes the game perfect in emulationhdofu02 Apr 20161.0Yes
sweeeeeeetsleepy08 Feb 20161.0Yes
Totally Worth Thissupersonicjc28 Jan 20161.0Yes
FantasticLameNobody28 Jan 20161.0Yes
Worth it!Animation Guru25 Jan 20161.0Yes
Double thumbs up!Bonkers!25 Jan 20161.0Yes
It was about time!John Enigma24 Jan 20161.0Yes