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(Also be sure to check out the Nintendo Power two part guide given away for free back in the late 1980s for NP subscribers Super Mario Brothers 2 Inside Out [Nintendo Power])
However, the important part is that not only was "Super Mario Bros. 2" a Mario game right from the start, Miyamoto and his team began developing the game BEFORE "The Lost Levels" as the intended sequel to "Super Mario Bros."! So for all you out there who say "Super Mario 2" isn't even a real Mario game, you have been proven wrong. Not only that, Miyamoto himsmelf said in E3 2012 that, along with "Super Mario Bros.", "Super Mario Bros. 2" is his favorite game in the entire Mario series. Can't get much higher praise than that! Mike London 10-1-2012]
When "Super Mario Brothers 2" was released in the US in 1988, the game became an instant hit with gamers.Read more ›
The actual Super Mario Bros 2 that was released in Japan was a straight sequel to Super Mario Bros. Basically the same game but with different levels, Mario and Luigi having different traits, and it was much harder (in America this game is commonly known as the "lost levels" found on Super Mario All Stars on the SNES). Nintendo of America wisely decided this wouldn't fly in America, it was just too similiar to the original. So instead they took another Japanese game, Doki Doki Panic, threw Mario and the gang into it and called it Super Mario Bros 2.
Thank you Nintendo, because Doki Doki Panic/SMB2 is a great game! One of the best platformers ever. The game revolves entirely around the idea you can pick things up, either pulling vegetables out of the ground, enemies, or various other objects. This is all put to good use throughout the game providing interesting obstacles and tasks to complete. Things like having to throw the eggs back at the bird that just launched at you, having to lift creatures off their flying carpets so you can go for a ride, lift keys protected by magic masks, etc etc. Not to mention one of the best final boss encounters on the NES. It's all really cool.
So get over how "different" this game is and just play it! All pretty amazing considering this was all the work of Fuji TV (developer of DDP). Weird, eh?
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Honestly I never beat this game. I have enjoyed it many times though despite that. It's not a typical Mario game though so expect departures that you won't expect. Read morePublished 5 days ago by J. Andre
A real trip down memory lane. They really don't make games like this anymore, do yourself a favor and pick this one up!Published 1 month ago by Brandon Edington
Thank you for giving me my childhood back at a great price. Fast delivery. Awesome.Published 2 months ago by Raven
This is one of my all time favorite. The first one they bought it for my birthday 25 years ago. Now I bought it for my mom for mothers day. Still the same fun. Read morePublished 2 months ago by alex2013
I'm completely retarded, so I don't mind paying 1000% premium for no reason. It's great.Published 3 months ago by Missouri redneck
A crazy journey into the mind of Nintendo. Not sure if I ever finished this game.Published 3 months ago by Busy Mom Of 2
This has always been one of my favorite in the series. Just being able to pick things up and throw them, jumping on eggs that were shot at you and throwing them back, or blowing... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lonnie J. Adams Jr.