Yoshi’s Island and two more classic Mario games come to Switch next week

Yoshi’s Island and two more classic Mario games come to Switch next week
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Nintendo has revealed that three classic Super Mario Advance titles – including the seminal Yoshi’s Island – will arrive on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service next week.

Subscribers on the Expansion Pack tier will be able to get their hands on Super Mario Advance 1, 2 and 3 from May 26 at no extra cost through the Game Boy Advance library, with the three games joining the already-existing Super Mario Advance 4 to complete the series in one handy place. In case you’re unaware, each Super Mario Advance game in the series is an enhanced re-release of a previous, SNES era game – and are some of the most loved games in the series.

The first Super Mario Advance game is based on Super Mario Bros 2 and was a launch title for the handheld console. It’s often seen as the odd-one out of the bunch, being actually based on a Japanese title called Doki Doki Panic and sees the gang picking up and throwing items at enemies. Super Mario Advance 2, meanwhile, features Super Mario World – arguably one of the most recognisable and popular Mario games of all time – and a lot of people’s introduction to the moustachioed hero.

Super Mario Advance 3 though – that includes Yoshi’s Island which is considered one of the best games of all time. Rather than Mario, you control Yoshi (or, more specifically, many Yoshis) who must reunite a baby Mario with Luigi while battling the wizard Kamek. It’s cute, hand drawn art style is incredibly distinctive – and would be the last Mario game before the plumber’s 3D debut in Mario 64.

All three games will be available for subscribers to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack tier from next Friday, May 26.

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