The one that got away...for a few years
Here in the states, many Nintendo fans were completely oblivious to the story behind Super Mario Bros. 2 when the game first launched. Gamers certainly recognized that Super Mario Bros. 2 was very different from the original game, but we had no clue that Americans and Europeans got a completely different sequel than our friends in Japan.
As the years rolled on and game magazines became more prevalent, we started to learn about the version of Super Mario Bros. 2 that Japanese fans got to play. Eventually, Nintendo fans around the world would have a chance to check out that classic title through the release of Super Mario All-Stars.
In today’s video, Jeremy Parish dives deep into Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels to chronicle the game’s extremely interesting journey to release. It’ll forever hold a very important place in Nintendo history, and gives us a look at how seriously Nintendo considers the playerbase.