GBA #2691 - Super Mario Advance 4 (Japan)

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  1. shaunj66
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    ^^release-2691^^
     
  2. gaboumafou

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    What?! It still wasn't released in Japan? ...or is it a new version (seem more likely). If so, what's new in this one?
     
  3. balpen

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    strange but maby it's wan't dumped yet.
     
  4. N3CR0P57

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    NFO says it's a V1.2
     
  5. chillyp

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    They might have ditched the E-Card Reader support. Haven't checked it out yet.
     
  6. monkeymachine

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    Lovely..

    Tell me raccoon-suit Mario doesn't put a big fat smile on all your faces =)
     
  7. Mehdi

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    just wondering... why does a racoon-suit make mario fly? Raccoons can't fly can they.. [​IMG] ?
     
  8. htoxad

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    In Japan they can.
     
  9. monkeymachine

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    it's a magical raccoon dammit..!

    hehe, or the gliding/flying squirrel kind like in Rocky & Bullwinkle
     
  10. Mucuna

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    Well... and all the other details of the Mushroom Kingdom makes sense, uh? [​IMG]

    Try eating a mushroom (an Amanita muscaria) to become bigger. Tell what will really happen. [​IMG]
     
  11. Jive3D

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    In Japanese mythology Raccoons are said to have magical powers that they use to play tricks on humans - this explains why Raccoon-Mario can fly.

    The Tanuki, a raccoon-like animal [not actually a raccoon] is another animal noted in Japanese mythology that has magical powers that they use to help &/or play tricks on humans. I believe that the Tanuki suit allowing Mario the ability to transform into a statue is a nod to the anime 'Pon Poko Tanuki' where a pack of Tanuki's try to prevent humans from bulldozing their forest by transforming into Buddhist statues to make humans believe that the forest is a sacred area. They apparently have the ability to transform into humans as well.

    So yeah, it's more of a Japanese cultural thing.
     
  12. Thorisoka

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    Of course it makes you become bigger ! Didn't you even try it once by yourself ? [​IMG]
     
  13. monkeymachine

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    These magical bad-asses also have ginormous testicles heehee
     
  14. Mucuna

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    See? Someone a little more cultured answering...

    I belive that the mushroom is a reference to Alice in Wonderland.
     
  15. Pundan

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    No it's a psilocybin/psilocin mushroom, that's why Mario gets bigger. [​IMG]
     
  16. Shinji_PG

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    Super Mario Bros.3 release dates:
    JPN October 23, 1988
    NA February 12, 1990
    EU August 29, 1991

    Pom Poko is a 1994 movie. How can Super Mario Bros.3 make a nod to that?

    The fact that Mario can transform into a Jizou stone statue is probably because it is another recurring japanese mythology/folklore (like the Tanuki thing).

    EDIT: "Tanuki in Japanese folklore are mischievous, lazy, cheerful and gullible creatures who use their supernatural shape-shifting powers to trick humans. It is often said that a Tanuki would put a leaf on top of their head and chant in order to change its form into anything (for example, a monk)."
    from Wikipedia.

    A stone statue of a monk. Problem solved.
     
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