Super Mario Bros. 2
Family Computer Disk System
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Action > Platformer|
|Game Date||03 June 1986|
|Release Date||27 Apr 2017|
|Last Modified||30 April 2017|
Apparently, Nintendo has been making Super Mario Bros. hacks since before hacking sites were made. The reason that this game is “The Lost Levels” is because this game was basically a much harder, more frustrating Super Mario Bros.! This also proves that Nintendo isn’t above reusing a whole game to create a new, “expansion pack like” game. Anyway, precisely because of how similar it was to SMB, this game wasn’t released internationally until Super Mario Bros. All-Stars which contained it and renamed it to Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, kinda letting us know that this is like an expansion pack to the original Super Mario Bros. It was later released as an import title for the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console service.
So, there isn’t going to be much to be said here that couldn’t be said about Super Mario Bros., so this review will be brief, focusing on just the differences.
There is a new “item” that you can get called the Poison Mushroom. Except, you wouldn’t want to get it, since it actually hurts you. There is at least one new enemy, a floating Blooper, but it acts just like its underwater brethren. There are also warp-back pipes that will take you back to a previous level. There are riskier jumps in this game and enemy placement is a little nastier.
The graphics of this game have been touched up a little bit, yet I personally like the feel of the original’s. Character sprites, however, have sadly been completely reused.
I recommend this game to fans of Super Mario Bros. who thought that game was easy. Platformer lovers might also enjoy this game’s difficulty. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone else, though, because its unrelenting difficulty is usually more frustrating than exhilarating.
Hungarian translation for Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels Famicom game.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Super Mario Brothers 2 (Japan).fds
- ROM MD5: 7F38210A8A2BEFB8D347523B4FF6AE7C
- ROM SHA-1: 20E50128742162EE47561DB9E82B2836399C880C
- ROM CRC32: F04CD4CD
- ROM Size: 65500 (ffdc)