Classic NES Series
The Classic NES Series, known as the NES Classics in Europe and as Famicom Mini in Japan, is a series of video games for the Game Boy Advance released in 2004 and 2005. All games are emulated versions of classic NES/Famicom video games, including six games of the Mario series. They are mostly unchanged from the originals, but features such as multiplayer using the link cable or wireless adapter (only if the original game included multiplayer) and save functions for high scores and custom levels were added in certain cases. The resolution of the games was altered to fit the GBA screen, making the graphics look "squished."
In Japan, Nintendo released 30 games in three series in total, while North America and Europe only saw 12 games in two series. Several NES games were also released in North America on e-Reader cards, though. The Japanese releases feature game packaging almost identical to the original packaging for the Famicom.
Wrecking Crew has since been made available on the Nintendo 3DS in North America through the Nintendo Ambassador program.
Mario games released internationally:
Mario games released in Japan only:
Various popular NES titles were omitted in North America due to their already existing on the GBA in other forms.