So with the fact that we got a Japanese port of a different game rather than the true sequel, it angers us, still to this day. But at least Nintendo had a good reason for not releasing it: IT WAS HARD, but what I don’t get is why we never got the game because we thought it would be too hard for us but we got Contra, Castlevania, Mega Man, those will kick you in the nuts, I just don’t understand. Super Mario Bros. 2 (スーパーマリオブラザーズ 2), developed and published by Nintendo and was released on June 3rd 1986.
Eventually we did get it for SNES as part of the Super Mario Remastered Trilogy called Super Mario All-Stars as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. I’m going to take a look at the Super Mario All-Stars version. What do you think the story’s about?
Game play is pretty much like Mario, some level designs and the colour palette have changed to tell the player, “this is a sequel, enjoy”! There is a new power-up, when you see a black mushroom, you immediately think it’s a new power-up, you touch and…you die…yep, you die.
Known as the Poison Mushroom, this moment of gaming has become infamous for trolling the hell out of you, mostly Japanese kids, Nintendo did it again, first the princess is in another castle, now the Poison (That power-down that trolled you) Mushroom.
If you thought that was frustrating, so is the game itself, you must have skills to get to places and can be very frustrating at times, but other than that, the objectives remain the same. And don’t go to warp pipes because one of them has a pipe that leads to the beginning of the game, Nintendo did it once more.
Overall, this is basically Super Mario Bros. but with a lick of paint and turned to 11 on the difficulty machine, game play remains the same, and the enemies, I’m playing it as part of the Super Mario All-Stars compilation and it’s frustrating as hell, this difficulty should be known as ASIAN MODE, because the Japanese can beat this game easily.
You can get it on the Famicom Disk System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Nintendo 3DS & Wii U via Virtual Console.