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SMA2 - Super Mario World Color Restoration

Hack of Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

Description:

A lot of GBA games were released with brighter colors to accommodate the original GBA’s dim screen. This always bothered me, so I thought I’d take matters into my own hands and remedy this. All colors were taken directly from the SNES ROM.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • 0297 - Super Mario World - Super Mario Advance 2 (U)(Mode7).gba
  • CRC32: 33A6F6E6
  • MD5: 3AD1C16A806AE1A1C26E72C6D5967B70
  • SHA-1: 7ABA296096AE89748DC4EC07EFD10FAA5F277F8A

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
AsakiGraphics

User Review Information

Works with the No-Intro release

Reviewed By: twocows on 14 Feb 2019

As this says it requires the Mode7 release, which is introed, I wasn’t 100% sure if this would work on the proper no-intro release. I tested it and it does seem to work; I compared the unpatched and patched versions using mGBA 0.7.0 and the difference was extremely noticeable.

As for the hack itself, it does exactly what it says: it fixes the oversaturated colors and makes the game look like it should. This is extremely important if you’re playing on any kind of properly lit screen, since the original version was designed for the unlit GBA screen and is oversaturated to compensate.

Version 0.91 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Works with the No-Intro releasetwocows14 Feb 20190.91Yes
The best way to play.MagicalFlyingD00d13 Oct 20180.91Yes