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Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

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Written by  :  Scott G (730)
Written on  :  Apr 21, 2006
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

Great game, but why did Nintendo keep us in the dark

The Good

A very good game, lots of sound, easy to beat. Good graphically and sounding. A good original and a good keeper.

The Bad

This game is a fake Mario game, as it is originally Doki Doki Panic in Japan, which is a totally different story and concept. The Japanese game is much harder, as you can not run and go through some of the loopholes there are in the American version. Every player has to beat the game, not just 4 beating it once.

Nintendo kept us in the dark about the fact that they released Super Mario 2 in 1986 when it was released as a Mario game. They kept it in Japan because it was too hard for us. I think it was a little too late when they compiled it in Super Mario All-Stars.

The Bottom Line

Its good, dont let my feelings towards Nintendo's Japan Vs. American marketing and their point of view that Japanese kids are smarter get in the way.