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Super Mario 4

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Super Mario 4
Hack of Crayon Shin Chan 4
Developer Unknown, claims to be Nintendo
Original developer Bandai
Console Game Boy
Date 1997

Super Mario 4 (aka Super Mario Land 4) is a hack of the Game Boy game Crayon Shin Chan 4, originally by Bandai. It is a very common title on multicarts, and can be difficult to obtain in stand-alone form.


Super Mario 4 is one of the most commonly found hacks on the Game Boy. The hacker (who claims to be Nintendo) changed quite a lot of content. The level design is completely different and is the subject for the game's criticism due to the perceived increase in difficulty when compared to Crayon Shin Chan 4. This is also caused by the lack of continues and the password system being removed. The game has four levels, but they are quite lengthy.

The story has been removed to attempt to make the game look original, while most of the sprites are replaced with those from the Mario games (including Donkey Kong as the final boss) as well as the title screen which is based on Super Mario 64 art. Yoshi is also in the game as a power-up, turning Mario into an invincible Yoshi with a powerful breath attack for a limited time.


  • Various sprites are stolen from Super Mario Land 2, Yoshi's Cookie, and Mario & Yoshi.
  • The new level design is very challenging, and sometimes unfair, with many blind jumps and areas that require you to take damage in order to move on, making it frustrating to play.
  • The header calls it "TURN AND BURN", which is a flight simulator released for the Game Boy.


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