About Super Mario Bros 2

Also play, Super Mario Bros 3.

“Super Mario Bros. 2” is the sequel to the original “Super Mario Bros.” and was released for the NES in 1988. This game marked a departure from its predecessor in terms of gameplay and design. Instead of the Mushroom Kingdom, it is set in the dream world of Subcon, where Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad embark on a journey to defeat the villain Wart. Each character has unique abilities: Mario is balanced, Luigi has high jumps, Toad has quick picking ability, and Princess Toadstool can float temporarily.

The gameplay in “Super Mario Bros. 2” revolves around picking up and throwing objects and enemies, a mechanic that was new to the series. Instead of stomping on enemies, players could defeat them by throwing objects or other enemies at them. The game also introduced vertical scrolling levels, adding a new dimension to the exploration. The levels are diverse, featuring different themes and environments, and include hidden areas and warp zones, encouraging exploration and replayability.

The game’s visuals and music were a step up from the original, with more detailed sprites and a vibrant color palette. The soundtrack, while different from the original, was catchy and fitting for the game’s whimsical atmosphere. “Super Mario Bros. 2” was well-received for its creative gameplay and remains a unique and memorable entry in the Mario series.