Carl Williams writes, "Nintendo knew how to market their Game Boy, they steam rolled over the competition left and right back in the day (on for a couple of decades). One franchise that kept Nintendo and their Game Boy alive and well, regardless of the crappy screen in early models, was the Super Mario franchise. Super Mario Land was quite a departure from the Nintendo Entertainment System versions. Super Mario Land 2 was more in line with what fans were used to from this franchise, the only problem is it lacked color - even using the Super Game Boy on the Super Nintendo didn't help as much as fans would have liked. A certain group of fans have taken matters into their own hands and not only added color but fixed other problems in the original Super Mario Land 2."