Super Mario Bros. 2

a.k.a. Super Mario USA / スーパーマリオUSA / 슈퍼 마리오 브라더스 2

published by Nintendo / Hyundai in 1988-10, developed by Nintendo, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: platformer
genre: Cartoon, Mario universe
series: Mario, Super Mario Bros.
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
4/5

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Personal review

It is no secret that the US/EU version of Super Mario Bros. 2 was just a slightly edited Yume Kojo Doki Doki Panic version, because Nintendo thought the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 version was too difficult for non-Japanese audiences (My personal opinion is that it proved to be too hard for Japanese people as well and Nintendo got a good amount of negative feedback and didn't dare to make that mistake again in the US). Besides the characters some other minor graphical details were improved, but the game stays basically the same. Controls are very good and I think it makes a worthy sequel, more so than similar "black sheep" sequels like Zelda II The Adventure of Link or Castlevania II Simons Quest. Interestingly this game was also released on cartridge in Japan in 1992 (late in the Famicom life cycle) under the name "Super Mario Bros. USA".

# 2012-01-17 14:33:08

Technical specs

additional hardware: NES Classic,
display: raster

Editor note

The American and European Version of Super Mario Bros. 2 has its roots in the Japanese game 'Dream Factory: Doki Doki Panic'. It was released in Japan in 1992 as 'Super Mario USA'.
# 2006

External reviews (7) - average: 88.3% - median: 90%

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Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de301989-039/1275%
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk931989-0797/10097%
Mean Machinesuk11990-1089/10089%
Player Onefr11990-0995/10095%
Power Playde111989-0280/10080%
The Games Machineuk191989-0692/10092%
Tilt 39-113fr671989-0618/2090%

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