Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings
May 23, 2016Screw the user score. I know what you might be thinking. Oh, it's just Super Mario Bros., just only harder and have more features and worldsScrew the user score. I know what you might be thinking. Oh, it's just Super Mario Bros., just only harder and have more features and worlds than the original. What you're seeing isn't the case. While also lovable like Super Mario Bros., this isn't going anywhere from getting that 10 score, but hey, it works better than our Super Mario Bros. 2.… Full Review »
Apr 19, 2016Super Mario Bros 2 has an interesting story behind it. While japan got THIS Super Mario Bros 2, America and Europe got a graphical hack from aSuper Mario Bros 2 has an interesting story behind it. While japan got THIS Super Mario Bros 2, America and Europe got a graphical hack from a game called Doki Doki Panic with some Mario characters and the addition of a run button. It wasn't until 1992 Super Mario All-Stars that Americans and Europeans got to play the original Super Mario Bros 2 in the form of Super Mario Bros: The lost levels, which is what i'm going to review now. Why did we get a total different Mario 2?...let's find out.
STORY: Koopa kidnaps princess Toadstool, Mario must go save her.
PRESENTATION: To put it simply, both versions of the game (Famicom and SNES) have the exact same music, graphics and sprites as the original Super Mario Bros. Oh of course some things have been redesigned and re-colored, but aside from that...it's the exact same.
GAMEPLAY: Just like with the presentation and story, the game really didn't change in terms of gameplay, it's pretty much a copy paste of the original game..., but with one little difference...the game is extremely DIFFICULT!!!.
First of all the level design is otter horse ****, it's loaded with unfair challenges, pain on the *** enemy placement, cryptic hidden blocks and new gimmicks like the wind or the new types of enemies like the red piranha plants, that come out of their pipe regardless if you are standing on the pipe, and evil mushrooms make this game a serious challenge to overcome.
I'll give this game this much: at least when you get a Game Over you don't start at the beginning of the game like in the first game, but that's the only "fair" thing it has going for it.
And that's it...no really that's all the things that the game adds to the Mario formula. There's no new power-ups, no new bosses or different enemies, there's nothing here, just a copy and paste job of the original game, but with a huge step up on the difficulty side. With that said i'll give the game a 6/10, if you want a good challenge go for it, otherwise stay away.… Full Review »
Mar 12, 2016Remember in my Super Mario Bros. review that I said the game was way to simple? Well this game is anything but that! I gave Super Mario Bros1Remember in my Super Mario Bros. review that I said the game was way to simple? Well this game is anything but that! I gave Super Mario Bros1 a low score mainly because of how simple it was. But this game... it did nothing to improve the previous game's flaws! It's also one of the hardest games I've ever played. Harder than Zelda 2, harder than Megaman 4, and harder than ghouls and... okay maybe not that hard, but it's still pretty challenging. Aside from that, it's the same game. Just harder. I can only recommend this game to people who are up for a challenge, or Mario enthusiasts who love just about any Mario game.… Full Review »