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Super Mario Advance 4's rare e-Reader levels recreated in Mario Maker

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Reckon you've played every Mario level? Maybe it's time to think again.

A selection of rarely-seen levels, originally designed by Nintendo, have now been re-created via Wii U level designer Super Mario Maker.

World-e, level 12.

These 30 levels were included in the Game Boy Advance release of Super Mario Bros. 3 (which was also confusingly titled Super Mario Advance 4).

But these levels were hidden away and not normally available to play. Titled as "World-e", this selection was only unlockable with the GBA's rare e-Reader peripheral and its series of even rarer Super Mario Advance collectible cards.

Now, you don't need any of that to play them - as a fan has re-created the whole selection in Mario Maker (well, almost - there are three levels that feature items not yet found in Mario Maker's toolkit).

Posting via Reddit, Mario fans Baddboy78 and theycallmeshaky revealed their version of World-e, along with a download code for each level:

  • E-1 Wild Ride in the Sky: 2B4B 0000 007B 5343
  • E-3 Bomb Volley: FE1E 0000 007B 53BC
  • E-4 Pipes O'Plenty: F5F3 0000 007B 546E
  • E-5 Bombarded by Bob-Ombs: 1209 0000 007B 559D
  • E-6 Magical Note Blocks: 4388 0000 007B 5682
  • E-7 The Ol' Switcheroo: 8F1F 0000 007B C071
  • E-8 Piped Full of Piranhas: 6078 0000 007B E3D8
  • E-9 Swinging Bars of Doom: 7742 0000 007D F093
  • E-10 Para Beetle Challenge: 656C 0000 007E 1CC9
  • E-11 Magical Note Blocks 2: B3DB 0000 0080 4E1C
  • E-12 Airship 1: 660E 0000 0081 0A27
  • E-13 Chill Cavern: A8C9 0000 0081 33FA
  • E-16 Castle a Go-Go: BC9E 0000 0082 FFF5
  • E-17 Frappe Snowland: 3245 0000 0083 25D7
  • E-18 Frozen Fortress: A403 0000 0084 0A35
  • E-19 Brick Maze: 2967 0000 0085 E914
  • E-21 60 Seconds: 3A6B 0000 0087 5003
  • E-22 Ropeland: 81A6 0000 0087 E28E
  • E-24 Clear Skies: B111 0000 0084 2101
  • E-25 Koopahari Cavern: 637A 0000 008A CB63
  • E-26 Aqua Bars of Doom: 3305 0000 008B 706A
  • E-27 The Gauntlet: EF71 0000 008C BC39
  • E-28 Hammer Bro. Ship: 240D 0000 008E C639
  • E-29 Bowser's Airship - Part 1: 1E56 0000 008F 0485
  • E-30 Bowser's Airship - Part 2: FFD8 0000 008F 9487

See a full gallery of the stages here or for reference, here's how the levels originally looked back in their e-Reader form:

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