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    Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 e-Series 2 FAQ/Walkthrough
    For the GameBoy Advance system.
    Written by peach freak or peachfreak90@hotmail.com
    Copyright 2004-2005 Tim Brastow. All Rights Reserved. 
    Version 1.15
     
    
    Welcome! This is a Walkthrough for the levels of the e-reader cards from Series 
    2 from Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Brothers 3. If you have any 
    questions, comments, or if I made a mistake, email me at 
    peachfreak90@hotmail.com. Once questions are asked, I will put up an Asked 
    Questions section.
    
    Also, this FAQ is protected by copyright. You cannot sell this, put this on 
    your site without permission, or any other violation of copyright law. You can, 
    however, save this onto my computer and print it out for LEGAL and OFFLINE use.
    
    Table of Contents
    
    1. Version History
    2. Controls
    3. E-cards List
    4. How to use these E-reader Cards
    5. Walkthrough
    6. Credits
    
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    1. Version History
    ===================
    
    Version 1.00, December 17, 2004: Finished up the first version of this FAQ and 
    uploaded it. 
    
    Version 1.15, December 23, 2004: Added descriptions for the item E-Cards and 
    gave a new format for section 3 as well so you could have an easier time 
    reading it. 
    
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    2. Controls
    ============
    
    D-pad: 
    Left: Move Mario/Luigi left
    Right: Move Mario/Luigi right
    Down: Duck (must be at least Big Mario/Luigi to do this), go down a pipe, slide 
    down slopes
    Up: Go up a pipe wile jumping, open doors, climb vines,
    A: Jump, Swim, 
    B (held, going right or left): Run
    Start: Pause game 
    L: Select an item and use it
    R: Scan E-Card
    
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    Controls while running
    -----------------------
    
    Note while running: If you see a gap one block wide (the block is about the 
    size of a ? block), you can simply run over the gap without falling in the gap, 
    saving some jumping and time. Useful in many situations.
    
    A: Jump higher than your normal jump, fly (if you have Raccoon Mario/Luigi), 
    fly higher (if you have Raccoon Mario/Luigi)
    Down: Duck while running
    
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    Controls while swimming
    ------------------------
    
    If you are in the water, do not press anything to sink to the surface. There is 
    no limit on how long you can stay underwater.
    
    A: Swim up to surface, jump over the water when at the top
    Right/Left: Go right/left
    
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    "Advanced" Controls
    --------------------
     
    These are controls you would not be normally able to do while you are normal or 
    Big Mario/Luigi. These are controls where you must have a suit or Fire Flower 
    equipped.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    With Fire Mario/Luigi:
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    B: Fire Fireballs, run while held
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    With Raccoon Mario/Luigi:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    A: Jump while running, keep pressing A to stay in the air for a short period of 
    time.
    B: Tail whack. Your tail may strike an enemy next to you.
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    With Frog Mario/Luigi:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    There are no special controls if you are wearing a Frog Suit. A Frog Suit gives 
    you the ability to swim faster and more accurate in the water. You still swim 
    in a Frog Suit by pressing A. With a Frog Suit, Pressing A does not swim you up 
    to the surface. You go straight. You must also use the D-pad to swim in the 
    direction you want.
    
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    With Tanooki Mario/Luigi:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    When you are in a Tanooki Suit, you get the same ability as Raccoon 
    Mario/Luigi, you can still fly in the air and whack your tail to strike nearby 
    enemies. But when you duck (with Down) and press B, Mario/Luigi will transform 
    into a statue for a few seconds! This makes it so enemies can't hit you, but 
    you cannot move while you are a statue.
    
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    With Hammer Mario/Luigi:
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
    When you are in a Hammer Suit, you will get the same ability as being Fire 
    Mario/Luigi, but you throw hammers instead. These hammers are stronger than 
    fireballs. They can hit any enemy and knock them out. Yes, this includes Boos, 
    Thwomps, and any other enemy you could not normally kill by using fireballs! 
    This is a very useful suit, so don't try to waste this and try to put it to 
    good use.
    
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    When Mario/Luigi is jumping:
    -----------------------------
    
    There are certain things you must know when jumping.
    
    Free jump: When jumping off a platform into a gap, you can use left and right 
    to move yourself and have a different landing location. This can be useful in 
    many ways.
    
    Diagonal Jump: When jumping up blocks of stairs or some sort, use A to jump and 
    left and right to jump in that direction. This is how you can jump up objects.
    
    Corner Jump: If you are jumping to get to a higher platform directly above you, 
    jump off the platform you're on and use right/left to try and land on the block 
    above you. 
    
    Crouch Jump: When you are ducking, you can jump as well. This can be used to 
    jump and avoid certain enemies, or when you are trying to reach a small place 
    you wouldn't be able to get normally.
    
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    3. E-cards List
    ================
    
    If you buy the game new you should get two "promo" cards. One is the first E-
    Level "Wild Ride in the Sky" and the other is an item card of a Super Leaf.
    
    Here is a list of the E-Reader Cards that come in Series 2:
    
    *******************************************************************************
    Level Cards: 
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    03: Vegetable Volley
    05: Bombarded by Bob-Ombs
    07: The Ol' Switcheroo 
    09: Swinging Bars of Doom
    10: Para Beetle Challenge
    
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    Item Cards:
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Tanooki Suit
    Description: Gives Mario a Tanooki Suit in his item inventory.
    
    Invincibility Star
    Description: Gives Mario an Invincibility Star
    
    Cape (the same Cape used in Super Mario World)
    Description: Gives Mario a Cape in his Item Inventory. This is the same one 
    used in Super Mario World, but this is better than both the Tanooki Suit and 
    the Super Leaf. You have unlimited flying time (just keep tapping left to hang 
    on higher in the air), and you get the effects of a Tanooki Suit (just press 
    Down+B to turn into the statue). Very nice item. 
    
    3 Fire Flowers
    Description: Gives Mario 3 Fire Flowers in his item inventory.
    
    4-Item Set (with Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Leaf, and Invincibility Star)
    Description: Gives Mario 4 items in his item inventory. A mushroom, Fire 
    Flower, Super Leaf, and an Invincibility Star. Not that bad.
    
    3-Suit Set (with all 3 suits)
    Description: Gives Mario a Frog Suit, Hammer Suit, and Tanooki Suit his item 
    inventory. A really cool E-Card to scan.
    
    10-Up Mushroom
    Description: Gives Mario 10 1-ups. Not bad if you need some more extra lives. 
    
    
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    Switches:
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Blue Green Switch
    Description: When turned on/activated, all main levels (E-Levels don't count) 
    will now have the vegetables from Super Mario Brothers 2 in them. Very nice.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    Demo Cards: 
    *******************************************************************************
    
    World 3-2 Star Power
    Description: Shows how to get a fair amount of 1-Ups in World 3-2 with an 
    Invincibility Star.
    
    World 3-4 Unlimited 1-Ups 
    Description: Shows how to get a lot of 1-Ups in World 3-4. 
    
    World 3-8 Toad's Hidden House
    Description: Shows how to unlock the Blue Mushroom in World 3.
    
    World 4-2 Toad's Hidden House
    Description: Shows how to unlock the Blue Mushroom in World 4.
    
    World 6-7 Toad's Hidden House
    Description: Shows how to unlock the Blue Mushroom in World 6.
    
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    4. How to use these E-Reader Cards
    ===================================
    
    To use these E-Reader Cards, you will need the following:
    
    1 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 game pak
    1 GameBoy Advance Link Cable
    2 GameBoy Advances 
    1 E-Reader
    E-Reader Cards
    
    Now, this is how you use the E-Reader Cards:
    
    1. Insert the Mario Advance 4 game pak into either one of your GameBoy 
    Advances.
    2. Now, insert the E-Reader into the other GameBoy Advance.
    3. Connect the GameBoy Advance Link Cable between the two GameBoy Advances (the 
    player 1 side must be connected to the GameBoy Advance with Super Mario Advance 
    4 in it).
    4. Now, on any of the world maps in Mario Advance 4, press R, and select the 
    type of card you want to scan (you have to go to World E to scan level cards), 
    and then turn on the other GameBoy Advance. Now, on the E-Reader title screen, 
    press Start and a menu will come up. If this is your first time scanning with 
    this game, go to Scan Card. Otherwise, go to Access Saved Data.
    
    Now, on the GameBoy Advance with the game pak in it, select "Ok". Now, swipe 
    the card through the E-Reader (through its dotted side), and it should be 
    scanned completely. If not, try again, and make sure you do it slow and through 
    completely.
    
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    5. Walkthrough 
    ================
    
    To go to World E, go to the file select screen. World E will be on the bottom 
    of the list.
    
    Things to do in World E:
    
    1. Three Mushroom Houses. All of them are locked. 
    2. The E-Coin Castle. E-Coins you've collected go here.
    3. The tile next to the castle. Select a level you've scanned and play it.
    4. The other tile. Use this and press A to switch between Mario and Luigi.
    
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    03: Vegetable Volley
    Advance Coins: 5/5
    Difficulty: 2/5
    ----------------------
    
    Ah, a fun level where you can use Vegetables from Super Mario Brothers 2. There 
    is also an e-Coin in this level. Note to use vegetables in this level use B to 
    pull out the weeds. Beware, some may come out as Poison Mushrooms. 
    
    Advance Coin 1:
    
    Once you start the level, head right and jump over the first gap you see. Now 
    jump over the next gap and you'll be on a platform with a Mushroom trapped in a 
    bubble. If you want the Mushroom, pick up 3 vegetables off the ground and throw 
    them at the bubble, releasing it. If you don't want it head right and jump over 
    this small gap. Now go right and jump on the higher platform above you. Get on 
    the two "?" blocks (both contain coins), and watch out from the Chargin' Chuck 
    (from Super Mario World). Now jump on the higher platform to the right and get 
    rid of the Koopa. Jump over the gap and go right. You'll see another gap with 
    the Advance Coin in it. The only possible way to get it is to pick up a 
    vegetable off the ground and through it at the Advance Coin. You'll get it. 
    
    Advance Coin 2:
    
    Now jump over the gap the Advance Coin was in and head right. You'll find a pit 
    with 5 "?" blocks. The middle one contains a Mushroom/Fire Flower if you need 
    it. Head right and get on the higher platform, avoiding the Chain Chomp. Jump 
    over the gap and head right. You'll see the Advance Coin in the air. You can 
    jump and get it, which is easy, but if you miss you can bounce off the jumping 
    Chargin' Chuck's head to get it.
    
    Advance Coin 3:
    
    Head right and get on the slightly higher platforms. You'll come to a "?" 
    block, which has a Mushroom/Fire Flower. Get it and you'll find a pit to the 
    right containing a Chargin' Chuck and an Advance Coin. Avoid the Chargin' Chuck 
    and grab the Advance Coin.
    
    e-Coin: 
    
    Now head right and jump onto the higher platform. Now jump over the gap and 
    head right. Jump over the Spiny pit and you'll notice two vegetable weeds above 
    you that you can't get. To get to them head right. You'll see a Chargin' Chuck. 
    Get rid of it and jump over the gap. Now get in the pit and you'll find a Koopa 
    and another higher platform with a Koopa on it. Get out the higher platform to 
    the right and a Chargin' Chuck will come at you. Bounce off it it's head on 
    this platform and hold left to get on the higher platform with the Koopa. On 
    here, get rid of the Koopa. Now see the wall to the left? Jump against it and 
    hold left. You'll be on the top. Head left and you'll fall in the pit, being 
    able to get the two vegetables weeds you couldn't earlier. Pull out the one on 
    the left and you'll get the e-Coin.
    
    Advance Coin 4:
    
    To get out of this pit, jump to the right and a magical note block will appear. 
    Hop on it to get back on the roof. Now head right and go back into the same 
    platform where the Koopas were. Now head right and you'll come to a large pit 
    with Spinies in it. Use the vegetables to the right to get rid of them. Then 
    head in the pit and grab the Advance Coin high in the air. 
    
    Advance Coin 5 + Exit: 
    
    Head right from the Spiny pit and you'll find another gap with an Advance Coin. 
    Jump over the gap and get the Vegetable to the right. Throw it in the pit and 
    make sure it hits the Advance Coin and you have it. From here, just head right 
    until you get to the exit, and hit the panel.
    
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    05: Bombarded by Bob-Ombs
    Advance Coins: 5/5
    Difficulty: 4/5
    ---------------------------
    
    A fun and interesting level if you know what you're doing. Also this level is 
    an auto-scroller. 
    
    Advance Coin 1:
    
    When you start head right and jump over the first cannon. You'll notice a 
    weird-looking coin that shows how many coins are in this level. You get 3 1-Ups 
    if you collect all 110. Anyway, fall in the pit and get the 3 coins. Now jump 
    over the next cannon and into the next pit. Grab the coins and hit the "?" 
    block for a Mushroom. Go right and you'll come to a big cannon and two smaller 
    cannons. Jump over them and fall in the next pit. Down here, get the 8 coins 
    and the Advance Coin.
    
    Advance Coin 2:
    
    Head right and get on the higher platform. Now jump in the pipe. Down here head 
    right and get rid of the two Bob-ombs. Now hit the "?" block for a power-up. 
    Head right and you'll come to a cannon shooting out Bob-ombs. Get underneath 
    the platform to the right and grab the Advance Coin.
    
    Advance Coin 3:
    
    Avoid the Bob-ombs and head right. You'll come to two more areas of Bob-omb 
    areas. Get past them and then you'll come to a cannon. Under it is an Advance 
    Coin. Grab it.
    
    Advance Coin 4:
    
    There is a triangle of blocks to your right. The one on the right contains a 
    power-up so grab it. Now head right and you'll find a cannon and a warp pipe. 
    But don't go in the warp pipe. You'll notice a small hole to the right. If 
    you're little Mario/Luigi jump in it, otherwise, duck and then jump in it. In 
    here are more "?" blocks with Coins and an Advance Coin. Grab it then head in 
    the pipe to the right.
     
    Advance Coin 5 + Exit:
    
    You should be running short of time by now. In the pipe head left and grab the 
    Advance Coin. Now head in the pipe to the left. In here you'll have to fight a 
    Boom-Boom. Hit it 3 times to win this level.
    
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    07: The Ol' Switcheroo
    Advance Coins: 5/5
    Difficulty: 3/5
    -----------------------
    
    Another fun level where you can get lots of coins. Whee! There is also an e-
    Coin in this level. 
    
    Advance Coin 1: 
    
    Once you start the level head right and jump in the waterfall. Trust me, you'll 
    be safe. At the bottom is the Advance Coin. Grab it.
    
    Advance Coin 2: 
    
    While in the water go right onto land (without climbing up). You'll see two 
    blocks completely different from the rest. You can walk through these. Do it 
    and head down the warp pipe. In here hit the P-Switch and run to the end of 
    this path of bricks. At the end you'll see a brick sticking out that you can 
    hit. Hit it then go right. Grab the Advance Coin.
    
    Advance Coin 3:
    
    Now head in the warp pipe to the right. In here you'll see two coins below a 
    pipe. Grab them before the P-Switch stops and they turn into bricks. Now jump 
    up this pipe. In here you'll see a moving platform to the left. Use it to get 
    to a higher platform. On one of these platforms is the Advance Coin. Grab it.
    
    Advance Coin 4:
    
    While you're in here use the moving platforms going up and down to get to the 
    top of the room. Up here go left and you'll notice a hole. Jump in it. In here 
    jump up the pipe to the right. Back outside you'll still be in a waterfall. 
    Swim to the top of it and jump above it. You'll get the Advance Coin.
     
    e-Coin:
    
    Go back to the pipe below the bottom waterfall and leave it. Back in here jump 
    back in the gap. Back down here you'll see two pipes. One to the left and one 
    to the right. Enter the one to the right. Back in here you'll notice a 
    vegetable. Pick it up and enter the warp pipe. While in the warp pipe HOLD B 
    BEFORE YOU COME OUT. IN THIS ROOM DO NOT THROW THE VEGETABLE. In here enter the 
    pipe to the right, holding onto the vegetable. In here MAKE SURE YOU ARE STILL 
    HOLDING B. Now run straight and you will hit the P-switch without having to 
    jump. Now RUN THROUGH THIS BRICK PATH OR YOU WON'T MAKE IT. ALSO DO NOT LET GO 
    OF THE VEGETABLE. Once you get to the end you'll see an e-Coin surrounded by 
    metal blocks you can't get to. Throw the vegetable at it and you will get it. 
    
    Advance Coin 5 + Exit:
    
    Now go in the pipe. You'll be outside next to the waterfall. Go in it and swim 
    up. You'll see the Advance Coin to the right. Grab it. Now head right until you 
    see a wall, watching out for a Koopa. Once you get to the wall start swimming 
    up until you get to the top, then jump out and head right. You'll get to the 
    exit. Now hit the panel.
    
    ---------------------------
    09: Swinging Bars of Doom 
    Advance Coins: 4/5
    Difficulty: 4/5
    ---------------------------
    
    Advance Coin 1: 
    
    From the start head right until you get to a firebar. Once it gets out of the 
    way head right and you'll get to a Thwomp. Ignore it and head right more. 
    You'll see a Twimp. Ignore it and get to the "?" block. Hit it for a power-up, 
    and grab it. Now jump on the higher platform and get the Advance Coin to the 
    right.
    
    Advance Coin 2:
    
    Now drop down to the floor below you. Down here head right and go past the 
    pipe. Now jump onto the higher floor. Then when the fireball goes back in the 
    lava jump over the lava pit. On here you'll see the Advance Coin onto of the 
    circle of a swinging bar. When the timing is right grab it and get out of the 
    swinging fire-bar's way. 
    
    Advance Coin 3:
    
    Now head right and jump over this lava pit. Now jump over this lava pit. Over 
    here there will be a higher and lower path. Take the higher path and stay on 
    it. Avoid the swinging fire-bars while you're at it. Now follow it to the 
    Advance Coin. Once you get to it grab it.
    
    Advance Coin 4: 
    
    From the third Advance Coin you'll see a gate pointing right. Go through it. 
    Now get past this swinging bar and get past the Thwomp too. You'll see a higher 
    platform with a swinging bar to the right. Get on it. Now get on the higher 
    platform to the right. On here jump in the gap. Down here you'll see the 
    Advance Coin to the right and an opening leading to it. If you jump in the 
    opening an invisible block will appear where you jumped. Find all four and then 
    go left and get out of this gap (jump on the blocks leading up). Up here jump 
    down into the small gap. Down here jump into the gap below you. Now get the 
    Advance Coin to the left.
    
    Exit:
    
    Once you grab the Advance Coin you'll fall down into a gate leading down, 
    putting you back in the same gap. Get out of it by climbing the blocks to the 
    left. Back up here run right and avoid the fire-bars (don't fall in the same 
    gap). Now get on the lower platform to the right and avoid the fire-bar. Now 
    get on the next lower platform. On here get on the lower platform to the right. 
    On here open the door to the right.
    
    BOSS BATTLE!!!
    
    You have to face TWO BOOM BOOMS! Yeah, that's right. Two. To win the level hit 
    them both 3 times. Beware, one flies after you hit it for the first time. If 
    you have a Fire Flower keep firing fireballs at both of them until they both 
    get knocked out. Otherwise stomp both of them 3 times carefully. One hint is to 
    hit them the second they get back up after they are stunned. Good luck. Also 
    use the higher platforms for protection.
    
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    10: Para Beetle Challenge
    Advance Coins: 5/5
    Difficulty: 5/5 
    --------------------------
    
    An annoying level where you have to use Para Beetles to cross the sky. If you 
    want them to go up, stay on them and they will go up. If you want them to be 
    lower in the air, keep jumping on them and they will be pounded lower into the 
    air. Both of these will be keys things into winning the level.
    
    Advance Coin 1:
    
    Once you start the level head right and you'll come across the first two Para 
    Beetles. The coin is high in the air. Use them to get the Advance Coin.
    
    Advance Coin 2:
    
    Now, keep using the Para Beetles until they start getting higher. Once they 
    start getting higher you'll see an Advance Coin in the air. Grab it.
    
    Advance Coin 3:
    
    Now as you progress through the level the Para Beetles start getting higher in 
    the air. As they start getting higher you'll see an Advance Coin which can be 
    easily accessed. Grab it.
    
    Advance Coin 4:
    
    Now the Para Beetles start going left to right again. Get on them. Then you'll 
    see an Advance Coin in the air that's too high for you. So to get it stand on 
    one of the Para Beetles and they will go higher in the air. Once it is high 
    enough grab the Advance Coin.
    
    Advance Coin 5:
    
    Now get on the lower Para Beetle. Keep jumping on it so it doesn't go higher. 
    Now keep riding it until you see a platform of blocks. Now get past this and 
    you'll come to another platform of blocks. Below it is the Advance Coin. To get 
    it keep jumping on the Para Beetle to get it low enough so it is below the 
    platform. Once it is low enough grab the Advance Coin.
    
    Exit:
    
    From here you'll get to another platform. Grab it. Now once you go more right 
    Para Beetles will be going right to left and the auto-scrolling starts to get a 
    little faster. Don't lose your balance and jump across all the Para Beetles 
    fast enough. If you make it you'll be next to a pipe. Go through it. In this 
    room is the exit. Head right and hit the panel to exit the level. 
    
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    6. Credits
    ===========
    
    Nintendo = For making the GameBoy Advance and Super Mario Advance 4.
     
    My mom = She got me the GameBoy Advance SP and the Super Mario Advance 4 Bundle 
    Pack. She also got me E-Reader Series 2 for Christmas in 2003. 
    
    Nintendo's Mario Advance 4 Guide = It had some of the controls I almost forgot 
    about.
    
    Me = I wrote this FAQ.
    
    You = You read this FAQ.
    
    CJayC = The administrator of the best site in the world (GameFAQs) posted this 
    FAQ.