• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2002
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
Buy On
  1. I really hate that Amusement Vision didn't take the time to upgrade the sound effects and music. You still here that weird melody blurring through your speakers.

Awards & Rankings

15
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#13 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
33
#33 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 72
  2. Negative: 4 out of 72
  1. ChristianC.
    Jun 10, 2005
    9
    So fun they really upgraded with better games wow wow better and funner places to do story I thought the story was dumb but its too fun there So fun they really upgraded with better games wow wow better and funner places to do story I thought the story was dumb but its too fun there they really upgraded it im impressed so fun but the bored level still there if you play like 30 min. Full Review »
  2. LeviT.
    Jun 7, 2003
    10
    Incredibly fun and deep single player game, along with the most insanely fun multiplayer mini-games ever.
  3. DarkTranquillity
    Sep 6, 2002
    10
    SMB2 has got to be the best value on the GC. There's 15 separate games, all of which are incredibly fun. The main game is basically a 3D SMB2 has got to be the best value on the GC. There's 15 separate games, all of which are incredibly fun. The main game is basically a 3D version of the Nes classic Marble Madness. That comparison doesn't really do SMB2 justice though. There are 150 courses here, while Marble Madness only has 7 or 8. Some of the SMB2 labyrinths are very challenging due to a slow, yet consistent increase in difficulty over the many stages. I imagine the course designers laughing it up at how devious some of the labyrinths are. My only complaint with SMB2 are occasional stutters in frame rate, and the camera sometimes isn't perfect. Both are very minor quibbles, and certainly don't detract from the fun. Full Review »