The website Nintendo Everything has confirmed the release of a new title on the Wii U Virtual Console service. That game is “Super Mario Bros. 2,” and it was released on May 16, 2013. The game is available for $4.99.
“Super Mario Bros. 2” was originally released on the NES back in 1988. The game is a platformer, just like the other two NES “Super Mario Bros.” titles. However, this game is quite different from the other two. The version that released in North America is in fact not actually “Super Mario Bros. 2,” but rather a game called “Doki Doki Panic” that was given a makeover with Mario characters. The actual “Super Mario Bros. 2” wasn’t released in North America until the game “Super Mario All-Stars” was released. The original “Super Mario Bros. 2” was in that compilation and was labeled as “Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.”
As for the game itself, this game plays very differently from other Super Mario titles, and is sometimes considered something of a dark horse in the Mario series (ironically, the second Zelda title is also considered something of a dark horse in its series too). This game allows the player to control Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, or Toad, each with their own different playstyle. For instance, Toad is the fastest runner and can pick up items the fastest, but he can’t jump very high. Conversely, Princess Toadstool is the slowest at running and picking up items, but can float through the air for a short distance. Mario is very well-rounded, and Luigi is mostly average, but can jump much higher than the other characters. The game itself involves the characters going through each level and trying to reach the end, like most platformers. The characters are able to stand on top of most enemies and pick them up, as well as pulling up plants in the ground. These items and enemies can be thrown at other enemies to defeat them. Despite how different this game is from most Mario titles, it did introduce several things that are now mainstays in the franchise. These things include Shy Guys, Snifits, Birdo, and Toadstool’s floating ability.
To learn more about “Super Mario Bros. 2,” visit its page on Nintendo’s official website:
“Super Mario Bros. 2” on Nintendo’s website