Fan Adds Color to Super Mario Land 2 in Unofficial Rom Hack

Nintendo’s spinoff Mario games for the original Game Boy hold a special place in my heart, not only for their portability but also for how they shook up things established as mainstays for the series. Now, fans have added color to Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins in an unofficial romhack.

The new rom hack release is titled appropriately Super Mario Land 2 DX, which for those of you unlucky kids that never got a Game Boy or a Game Boy Color, “DX” was the common subtitle for games ported to Game Boy Color in a new colorized version.

The creator behind the rom hack, Toruzz, notes that not only has the game been fully recolored (and not simply the Super Game Boy type thing), he added the ability to play as Luigi (with different physics, of course), and even removed the lag seen in the original game. You can find the rom hack here.

Originally released back in 1992, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins features series protagonist Mario looking to retake his castle, which has been stolen by Wario. The game’s sequel, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, was the first title to feature Wario as the protagonist. All three games will forever be burned into my skull and memories.

Brandon Orselli


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  1. Person Man
    Person Man
    December 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    The color is absolutely spot on. I honestly want to see this on a real game boy color. The readme says it runs on it!

  2. blackice85
    December 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Looks great! I always enjoyed this one, with the only real faults that I had with it were due to the original Gameboy’s hardware (limited palette, no illumination, and low screen refresh causing ghosting).

  3. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    December 27, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Omg this would be amazing for Metroid 2 and Kirby’s Dreamland 2 as well.

  4. GameZard
    December 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Now that is how you do a romhack!

  5. NukeA6
    December 27, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Well I did want to play this game again. Sure found a good time to do so.

  6. ProxyDoug
    December 28, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Isn’t AM2R a Metroid 2 remake already?

  7. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    December 28, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Id say its a new game completely, just with Metroid 2’s world and story.

  8. orbo
    December 28, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Played this so much as a kid.
    Super easy but somehow so fun.

  9. GeminiJ
    December 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    They don’t usually do that for romhacks. There are TONS of romhacks out there of various Nintendo games, ranging from other Mario games to Pokemon to even Metroid. It’s usually only when the creators make the game completely standalone or they release a prepatched ROM that Nintendo gets involved.

  10. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    December 28, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Ohhhh goddess, it looks beautiful