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L'aventure rocambolesque de Super Mario Bros. 2 continue encore aujourd'hui de nous étonner. L'histoire est à présent écrite, et comment en vouloir à Nintendo de nous offrir un tel jeu ? Si celui-ci est une arnaque, alors autant dire qu'il est l'arnaque la plus jouissive du jeu vidéo ! Le titre reprend beaucoup du très bon Doki Doki Panic et le peaufine encore davantage pour nous servir ce qui est devenu, tout simplement, un grand jeu. Ce deuxième Mario est une suite de rêve qui n'a pas à rougir de ses bizarreries par rapport à l'univers Mario. Bien au contraire, c'est aussi pour ces différences et cette fraîcheur que nous l'aimons toujours autant.
American gamers really do have the skill to play the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2, but it was a good move by Nintendo anyway to create this less frustrating, more funky game – the American Mario 2 is still a lot of fun, and it inspired several aspects of future Super Mario titles. At 500 Wii Points, it's a great value for download. The only reason you may not want to pick it up is if, like Super Mario World, you already own it in another form – this game was re-released with enhanced graphics and a few other bonuses as Super Mario Advance for the launch of the Game Boy Advance back in 2001. As for the "real" Super Mario Bros. 2? Who knows. But the Virtual Console offers Nintendo a great avenue to distribute it here in its original 8-bit form, should the company ever decide we can handle it.
This game is recommended to all. There will always be a crowd who say this is not as good as the other Mario games but that is a short-sighted view to have. Nintendo pulled out all the stops in creating an original, quirky sequel to the original Mario classic. Adding all the elements together this is really an excellent game not to be missed.
There's something really weird about NES sequels to major Nintendo franchises--a fact that the Wii Virtual Console is helping to highlight again now, many years after the original system's lifespan came to a close. Zelda II is one already-released example of a franchise going in a patently crazy direction, and now there's Super Mario Bros. 2 to gawk at. SMB2 was indeed a departure from what Super Mario Bros. laid out, adding four playable characters, the ability to pick up enemies, a variety of weird power-ups, and a gaggle of enemies and bosses that were most definitely not Bowser and his assorted minions. It was such a kooky game that its follow-up sequel, Super Mario Bros. 3, actually reneged on a lot of this game's ideas and went back to what made the original SMB so much fun. Still, weird as it was, Super Mario Bros. 2 was a fantastic game for its time, and its unique gameplay still holds up as challenging and fun all these years later.
In fact, it plays much like one of the many hacked Mario ROMs lurking in the digital netherworld, in which graphics, music and sound are changed for humorous (or, more often, pornographic) effect. Not that this game is pornographic, you understand. Mario doesn't turn into a hopping phallus or anything. But it's only an essential download if you want to sample a curious hiccup in the early development of that plumber fella.