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Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

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Written by  :  Matthew Broussard (7)
Written on  :  Oct 25, 2004
Platform  :  NES

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Summary

One of the all-time greatest Mario games

The Good

I liked virtually everything about Mario 2. I honestly could not have lusted for any NES game more than I ever did for Mario 2! Everything today is still so colorful, so wacky, so fun. The Land of Dreams is a very real place to me, and this game will always have an eternal place in my heart as being "that Mario game". The one that hooked me, converted me to Mario-ism, and made me a fan for life.

The Bad

This game has no flaws. None whatsoever. People who complain about how Doki Doki Panic had its graphics change, and therefore this isn't a real Mario game, need to get a life.

Mario is what Mario is. As far as I'm concerned, there are two Super Mario Brothers 2 video games, and I love this one even more than the other. :)

The Bottom Line

Brilliant.

Mind-blowingly brilliant. If you can't have fun playing this game, do yourself a favor and quit playing video games. How miserable it would be to always be waiting for that "one game" to arrive, the game that would be the most you've ever had, when really such incredible fun could only be found in a game as simple as this one is.