Super Mario Bros. 2
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  • I also enjoyed being able to fly on timed magic carpets and I really liked the fact that levels weren't entirely linear and required some backtracking and exploration to see all that there was
  • Had the game been longer, incorporated power-ups and proved to be somewhat more challenging, especially in regards to the final boss and final castle, the video game definitely would've received a higher score, but it's still a solidly entertaining platforming adventure game that's very much worth five dollars on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console


    • by CirclingCanvas

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      Super Mario Bros. 2 is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that’s also available today for five dollars on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console. In several ways, I feel Super Mario Bros. 2 is superior to Super Mario Bros., although I don’t feel it comes close to Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or New Super Mario Bros. Wii for the Nintendo Wii. There are however more than a couple of strong points that I feel this game has to offer, and first and foremost, is the freedom to choose from four different characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad are all playable and better yet, they aren’t simply carbon copies of one another! Each character has different strengths and weaknesses, like Mario doesn’t jump as high as Luigi, but he’s easier to control, and Princess Toadstool can float for a short period of time, but she’s weaken than Toad, who’s very strong and can quickly pick up, carry and throw items and enemies. Each level in the video game can be beaten with any of the four characters, and the whole game can be beaten by playing as just one character all the time, but the difference in abilities can make a level harder or easier, depending on the character selected. No other Mario

      game has really offered a similar setup, which is a shame because this setup offered some freedom and variety.

      I’m also pretty happy with the fact that there are a variety of different bosses in this game and each boss needs to be defeated in a slightly different way. For example, one boss shoots eggs at me and I have to time my jumps so that I land on the egg while in midair, grab it, run towards the boss while dodging other eggs, and throw the egg at him whereas another boss drops and throws bombs, which I must then carefully collect while keeping in mind how long I have before the bomb explodes, and toss it back at him. The boss battles demand good timing and aim, and are generally challenging and fun. Another fun aspect of the game that’s also challenging and pretty unique to this video game is certain enemies will literally chase my character and I’ll have to dodge the incoming attacks while carrying a key to a locked door. This can be kind of tough because as the enemy is chasing me and trying to hit me, and these types of enemies are always faster than my character, I have to overcome platforming obstacles and other enemies in order to get to the lock door!


      • This never fails to arouse a sense of urgency within me, something that I don’t often feel in Mario games.

        I also liked the secret levels that could be accessed via potions as they weren’t always easily accessible and had a time limit to them and sometimes involved some sort of trickery such as busting the potion in a certain place since the doors would vary depending on where I busted the potion bottle. If I busted it in the wrong place, there would be no door. This did involve luck and guess work but also encouraged several replays of the game as I tried breaking the potion bottles in different areas to gain access to different doors and bonus areas. This too is unique to the game. Also, in many ways, unlike Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2’s platforming challenges and level designs still hold up pretty well even today and involve such tasks as jumping from rolling log from rolling log over grand waterfalls, avoiding quicksand that will swallow up my character, jumping from bursts of water from bursts of water that come from wales blowholes and more. There’s a lot of level variety and clever platforming challenges to be found in this game. I also enjoyed being able to fly on timed magic carpets and I really

        liked the fact that levels weren’t entirely linear and required some backtracking and exploration to see all that there was.

        Now Super Mario Bros. 2 actually isn’t nearly as long as most two-dimensional side scrolling Mario platforming video games and the difficulty generally isn’t too high except for certain events, like having to run with a key while being chased by an enemy, but I find it fun and perhaps more importantly, I find it to be one of the most unique Mario games because a lot of concepts that went into this game were never touched again in quite the same way. That doesn’t mean though the concepts were bad, at least, I didn’t think they were. Even though I’ve played through the video game several times, it still kind of feels fresh in a way since no other Mario game is quite like it. For that reason, I feel satisfied when I play through Super Mario Bros. 2 and I certainly feel that it’s worthy of a “7″ rating. Had the game been longer, incorporated power-ups and proved to be somewhat more challenging, especially in regards to the final boss and final castle, the video game definitely would’ve received a higher score, but it’s still a solidly entertaining platforming adventure game that’s very much worth five dollars on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console.




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