Super Mario Bros. 2 User Reviews

8.5

Requiem for a dream

The good:

Different but simple to pick up and play gameplay complimented by tight controls and excellent level designs. The story is a bit odd but given the environments and enemy designs, it makes sense. For the most part, the presentation is top notch.

The bad:

Slightly bland backgrounds with a side ordering of reused bosses. Most of the bosses are mediocre.

Summary:

Released in 1988 by Nintendo, Super Mario Brothers 2 is a dream-like experience. Not quite in the sense that you're probably thinking of - whether it's dreamy like Ico, weird like Katamari Damacy or nightmarish like Silent Hill. No, it's an experience that's more akin to all three put together. It's weird in that the residents of the dream world known as Subcon aren't the same as those found in the real world. It's nightmarish because you're plopped in the middle of its takeover by the evil Wart, who had imprisoned the guardians of Subcon. It's dreamy due to how many different environments ...

8.6

The one time tried to forget

Summary:

After a smashing debut onto the NES, a sequel was inevitable. Two sequels were made; only Japan got the true sequel. The true sequel was very similar to the first, but harder. Still, I guess it wouldn't be too appealing to the mass audience outside of Japan (yeah, right), so Nintendo gave one of their Japan-only releases a makeover, taking out the intro scene, replacing Arabs with Mario characters and certain items with Mario items, and then passing it off as a proper sequel. Originally known as Doki Doki Panic in Japan, western Super Mario Brothers 2 dramatically changes the style of play ...

8.4

Remember, Vegetables are good for you

Summary:

Creating a ground-breaking title that helps define the gaming market is a difficult task, but even harder is producing a follow-up that can meet the expectations of the public. The original Super Mario Bros set standards in how platform games should be done, so much was expected from the sequel. While Japan got a sequel that was basically 'more of the same', we got a mishmash of Mario graphics into a completely different game. While Super Mario Bros 2 does not reshape the market, it does provide great fun.

Visually the game is a notable improvement over the first game. Backgrounds are much m...

7.2

Super Mario Bros. 2

The good:

The graphics are really good.
You get to play as others other than Mario.

The bad:

This was the worst game Mario is featured in.

Summary:

Super Mario Bros. 2 is a pretty good game but just not as good as the first one. I think that the graphics are really good, almost like 16-bit. It was nice getting to play as other characters except Mario because not everyone likes him as much as the rest of the gang and they didn't want to have to be 2 player to be Luigi like in the first one. The sound for this is really lively although it does play the same tune for most of the way through the levels and the levels can be really long unless you find a shortcut.

Overall i'd prefer to play the first Mario but this is worth playing, although...

7.0

The worst of the Super Mario Bros. Series.

The good:

Play as Mario, Luigi, The Princess, and Toad. The music's okay... There are more different bosses then the first game.

The bad:

The gameplay, level designs, no Bowser! >_<

Summary:

Out of the 3 Super Mario Bros. games for the NES, this one is by far the worst. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's not nearly as good as the other two. Basically, You travel around in one of Mario's dreams as Mario, Luigi, The Princess, or Toad, digging up random crap from the ground and using it as a projectile. I mean, the concept sounds good, but at the end you're just left expecting a little more, especially since the game is so easy. Another problem I have with this game is that Bowser isn't in it. I mean, Bowser is Mario's arch-nemesis! How can he not be in this game??? I give this gam...

9.0

Different, yet interesting

The good:

Can play as Peach, Mario, Luigi, or Toad

While a whole lot different from most Mario games, still fun

The bad:

Some may not like this, as it has a different style of gameplay from most Mario games.

This isn't what the real Super Mario Bros. 2 game was actually like. This is just a rip-off of a game called Doki Doki panic, despite the fact that this game is good.

Summary:

Well, this is basically a rip-off of a game called Doki Doki Panic, but replaced with Mario characters. In fact, the real Super Mario Bros. 2 was a whole different game than this. But still, it's a fun game to play. However, this game may not appeal to everyone, as the style of gameplay it has is a whole lot different from most Mario games. To summarize: This game is different, but fun.

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