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by Luigifreak (talk)


Ello’ I am Luigifreak, the new writer of the Review Section! For the next few weeks, I will be reviewing games that you can get from the virtual console. This week I am reviewing Super Mario Bros. 2. If you have any suggestions for future reviews, or suggestions to make this more helpful, go ahead and tell me Here.

This game strays away from the usual game play of jumping on enemies and hopping over pits. Instead, to defeat enemies, you pull up vegetables from the ground and throw them at your foes. While it certainly is new, it doesn’t seem to be as entertaining as the previous game. Thankfully, it has many obstacles like the previous one, and the addition of many more. You are not able to defeat enemies by jumping on them, and the range of enemies is not that great. Oh, and it’s pretty important to note that you can play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad, each with their own abilities. It’s okay in terms of game play, but it really matters on your opinion, if you are looking for a platformer game, but want something new, this may be a lot more appealing than what I found it.
The diversity of enemies isn’t that great. There are four types of enemies: Walking enimes like Shy Guys, enemies that shoot bullets like you, such as Snifits, flying enemies like Beezos and bosses like Wart. In the Original Mario bros, I can think of at least 7 enemy classes. The levels aren’t that different, besides the addition of maybe 1 new terrain and 2 new enemies that fit in the above categories, they are pretty much the same. The replay value is okay, but it’s a Super Mario game, so what do you expect! Once you beat it, though, no new unlockables for you!
The story is a little more advanced than many other Mario games. Mario dreams that he finds a magical land, and the inhabitants are being terrorized by wart and his 8 bits. Mario wakes up and then goes on a picnic with his friends. His group then finds a mysterious door and proceeds through the door. He finds himself in the world he dreamed of. So, now Mario and company must go through this land, throwing veggies at shy guys and hoping to find the diabolical toad. Yeah… that’s the story….. Oh yeah, the ending is pretty good too. But since you’re looking to see if you want to get this game I won’t tell it here.

So it comes down to these Pros and Cons to decide if you want it. Obviously if the pros outweigh the cons for you, get it, or vice versa.

Pros
  • Many characters to choose from with their own abilities.
  • Good story
  • Different from the rest of the series
Cons
  • Different from the rest of the series
  • There are basically four types of enemies
  • No more jumping on enemies!
  • every level is similar
My rating

Who cares about my opinion! Anyway, this is the final verdict.

  • Gameplay: 6/10
  • Diversity of enemies and levels: 2/10
  • Story: 7/10
  • Playable characters: 9/10
  • Replay value: 7/10
  • Overall: 6/10, D-
I didn’t really care for this game, mainly because the levels didn’t seem that different from each other. However, the story and replay value are almost above average, and the playable characters are superb. If you have brawl, try the short trial of the game, if you like it, get it, if you don’t, don’t get it. Playing it for one minute will show you all the game is about, because all the levels are similar.

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