Super Mario Bros. 2 was first released in Japan in 1986 for the Nintendo Family Computer Disk System. Remarkably more difficult than its predecessor and not released in America until 1993 as part of the remastered Super Mario All Stars collection for the Super Nintendo, Super Mario Bros. 2 was easily one of the hardest Nintendo games ever made, which was one of the reasons why it took so long for it to be released in America.
For years, consumers were lead to believe that the turnip-pulling, egg-throwing, Middle Eastern-themed sequel that was released in the States in 1988 was the genuine article. In fact, The Super Mario Bros. 2 that was released in America was actually a retooling of another Japanese game called Doki Doki Panic, which originally did not include Mario and friends. Meanwhile, when the true successor was released as part of the All Stars Collection, it was renamed Super Mario Bros., The Lost Levels. The American version of Super Mario Bros. 2 seemed out of place, but it was a very fun game that pushed the limits of the side-scrolling action genre. Although it seems like the stepbrother to the Super Mario Bros series, the game truly belongs with the rest. Maybe, we will show that game on another day.
Sit back and marvel at this masterful run-through of the original Super Mario Bros. 2 Fantasy World. Don’t be fooled, this game is challenging, and requires a great deal of skill and patience to complete. We have sped up the footage to allot for time. Plus, it looks kind of cool this way.