In season 3 of Cheerful Ghost Radio, we are starting our NES Classic reviews with Super Mario Bros. 1-3. Next up is the first sequel, Super Mario Bros. 2! Come play the game and discuss it with us, and we’ll include your thoughts in the episode!

And by the way, if you don’t have an NES Classic or the original, but you do have Nintendo Switch Online, you can play it there as well!

The Super Mario Bros. 2 we know in Western territories isn't the first game to go by that name. The first one (re-released later as The Lost Levels) was deemed too hard for us, so Nintendo reskinned Doki Doki Panic and released that as Super Mario Bros. 2 for us noobs in the west.

Come play Super Mario Bros. 2 with us this week and share your thoughts about it, including any thoughts you have about The Lost Levels release on SNES.

This is the second in a three-part series about the Super Mario Bros. games on the NES Classic, so watch this space! We’ll have an event for Super Mario Bros. 3 in March!

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jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/25/2019 at 12:30am

I'll be playing it!

Also, love that picture it looks like someone gave it a slight 3D effect or is the game naturally shaded like that?

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/25/2019 at 01:00am

It’s an edited image but I think the shading on things was there for some objects.

jaelte wrote on 02/25/2019 at 05:53am

Super Mario Bros. 2 (along with Section Z) was actually the first Nintendo game I ever owned. I got it for my birthday at the same time as the system itself. My friends and I played nonstop for hours on end.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/25/2019 at 11:22pm

@jaelte I never even heard of Section Z, I had to look up some gameplay. That looks like a fun intro to the autoscrolling shoot-em-up.

In terms of Mario 2, what did you think as a fresh NES owner? What do you think now? You should drop into the event and play it with us this week ;)

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