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Super Mario 4 is a hack of the Game Boy game Crayon Shin-chan 4: Ora no Itazura Dai Henshin, originally published by Bandai and developed by TOSE.[1] It is a very common title on multicarts, and can be difficult to obtain in stand-alone form.


Super Mario 4 is one of the most commonly found hacks on the Game Boy. The hacker changed a large amount of content. The level design is completely different and is the main subject of the game's criticism due to the borderline unfair increase in difficulty when compared to Crayon Shin-chan 4. The game now includes many blind jumps and areas that require Mario to take damage in order to progress. This issue is also worsened by the lack of a password system and the removal of continues. The game has four levels, all of which are incredibly lengthy.

The story has been removed in an attempt to make the game look original, while most of the sprites are replaced with those from several Mario games (including Donkey Kong as the final boss) as well as the title screen which is based on the Japanese Super Mario 64 boxart. Yoshi is also in the game as a power-up, turning Mario into an invincible Yoshi with a powerful breath attack for a limited time.


Main article: Super Mario 4/gallery


  • Various sprites are stolen from Super Mario Land 2, Yoshi's Cookie, and Mario & Yoshi (also known as Yoshi in North America).
  • The game header calls it "TURN AND BURN", which is a flight simulator released for the Game Boy.
  • In some versions, if played on a Super Game Boy, the custom border used in Crayon Shin-chan 4 will appear.[2]
  • The game's packaging uses the Japanese Super Mario 64 boxart on the front, while the text on the sides and back are stolen from the box of Super Mario Bros. Deluxe. The screenshots on the box are taken from the Super Mario World hack of Squirrel King.
  • There is a leftover password screen from Crayon Shin-chan 4, use a savestate of Crayon Shin-chan 4 to access it. All passwords works there, through there are some graphical glitches in the Ending 2 and the password screen.
  • The original cover is similar to Super Mario Bros. 2 (Mega Drive)'s cover, and as mentioned above, it uses the screenshots from the Super Mario World hack of Squirrel King. Because of this, it's possible that the game is published by Gamtec, but this has yet to be confirmed.