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If you ever read my blog that listed my top ten Mario games, you know I have fond memories of Super Mario Bros. 2. Many gamers don't consider it a "real" Mario game considering that it was originally Doki Doki Panic in Japan, but I say nuts to that. The game is better than the original, and certainly better than the ludicrously hard Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2.
I went into this Replay confident that it would still be a ton of fun, and it didn't disappoint. Watch below as I play the game (and end season 1 of Replay) along with commentary from Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, and Matt Helgeson.
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A Super Replay of SMB2 would be amazing, I'd like to see the look on Dan's face if he ended up on a reverse warp zone. XD
I can't wait to watch this, this was my favorite SMB of all time until Galaxy.
Great game, ehhh about being Mario.
Dan thinks Doki Doki Panic is better than Super Mario Bros.? Huh...
There's like a desert level I would grind on to get like 99lives
Super Mario Bros. 2 has the best ending of any Mario-series game I ever played. The fact that Princess Peach and Toad are playable, and that you could change characters between World changes in the same game was great! Unique enemies, landscapes and character renderings made this one of my most favorite Mario games. The special strengths each character was given in this game went on to define them more as characters in later titles and series (Mario Kart). SMB Lost Levels is good, but it can't carry that nostalgia in the US that SMB2 has; and its evolutionary place between SMB and the earth-shaking SMB3 (remember the movie The Wizard? lol)
Wart as the nemesis instead of King Koopa gave us some variety. My brother had some trick to playing the slots in this game to always pull a 3up, that to this day I haven't figured out. I did learn in this Replay issue that apparently eyes were added to the mega mushroom in SMB2 Japan. I miss the old, real mushroom looking mushrooms and 1ups. The same can be said for the fire flowers. The original SMB renderings of both were the best.
Great Replay, I've got the urge to pull out my Game Boy Color and play some SMB Deluxe now! Those Lost Levels are so frustrating....
I love SMB2, expect for the flying murderous heads that want their keys back. Nemesis had nothing on those, man.
I enjoyed Super Mario 2... I just don't consider it a Mario game. Like I don't consider Star Fox Adventures a Star Fox game. Regardless of the mechanics, these were separate games hijacked by Nintendo and slapped with Nintendo skins. Therefore Nintendo does not get the credit.
I hate Toad... I ended up with Peach. Luigi is the goof who thrives being Mister Green on the sidelines. And those masks and the sun mark the most frightening things to ever come out of a Mario game.
I still like the fact that the Japanese thought us so pathetic that they wouldn't even release Super Mario Bros 2. Dan, your reaction encapsulates the emotional process I went through the few times I've played that game.
You will learn more watching the Daily Show than you will by watching the debates, ironically.
OMG wait until you get to the last stage of Abobo's Big Adventure and use the specials. And you mean Mushroom Kingdom Fusion?
Glad there are so many videos up for me to watch... taking breaks to thaw my fingers from shoveling snow -_-
Awesome replay guys. I agree that there should be a super replay of both.
As far as saving goes. If you play it on the wii you can suspend the game and when you launch it again it will pick up from where ever you left off. Thats what my husband did. He managed to make it to the castle in world 8 but never beat it. That game is so hard and he is really good at old school nintendo games.
I believe you guys missed a warp to world seven in the second or third snow world area.
Where you first encounter the whales after going through the door, if you grab the potion and (requires Princess or Luigi may work IIRC) float all the way left there's a warp door if you throw the potion down on the whales back.
Great replay. These videos are the reason I visit this site just about every day.
The Lost Levels is mind-blowingly difficult towards the end.
This game is cool!
I don't think I have ever laughed so hard on a Replay before. This was great!!!
It has been a good first season.
guess whos coming back i can only imagine
Dan, I get freaked out very easily playing these as well. To this day, the first three Mario Bros games are my favorite games ever.
Awesome episode! Funny, the fact that I read about Super Mario Bros. 2 today and then see it in a replay.
I love how Replay just randomly ends its first season. At least we get some really cool stuff out of it and don't have to wait for season 2.
The American Super Mario Bros. 2 is weird, but kind of fun. I don't think it's as good as the rest of the Mario games (even Super Mario World), but it's still pretty fun.
I've actually progressed really far into the real Super Mario Bros. 2 (aka The Lost Levels). I think I got up to world 8. Dan beware; this game is frustratingly hard; it's full of blind jumps that seem impossible and weird tricks. It gets much, much harder than the first world.
Also, in the newest issue of GI, someone apparently wrote in that Dan should be a candidate for top 10 dorks of 2011. lol
I think I only finished Mario 2 once. That 8th world in the castle and spikes or something (all I can remember) was insane.
Loved seeing Dan dance to the music while riding the birdo egg. I was wondering if any of you guys ever did that. My brother and I do that all the time when we play a NES or SNES game, and every time you guys replayed one of those you've never done it.
As for Lost Levels, I remember playing it on All-Stars with SNES graphics and getting to either level 7-1 or 7-2, in which the whole level is one massive pit and all you have are springs to get across. You jump so high you go off the screen and you have to predict where Mario is going to land. Not to mention screwing up on the spring and only jumping 5 feet in the air to your death. Never made it past that level. Also, I think the SNES version had a save if that would help pick it for a Super Replay.