Many people loved Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. When it was released in 1988, it sold out everywhere.
I didn't get around to buying a copy until late 1989 so I had no trouble finding it.
Some people may not know the story of Super Mario Bros. 2.
It was completely different than the Super Mario Bros. 2 that was released in Japan.
Japan's version was very similar to the original but was much harder.
Nintendo feared that American gamers would not be able to play the Japanese version.
Nintendo had a game that was only sold in Japan. It was called 'Doki Doki Panic'.
They used this game for Super Mario Bros 2. in America.
It had four characters to play as.
Because Doki Doki Panic had four characters, Super Mario Bros. 2 also had to have four characters.
That's why Princess 'Toadstool' Peach
and Toad were added.
Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad's sprites replaced Imajin, Mama, Lina and Papa.
Mario took the place of Imajin.
Luigi took the place of Mama.
Peach took the place of Lina.
And Toad took the place of Papa.
There are a few minor differences between DDP and SMB2. One of which is that instead of plucking mushrooms, you pluck hearts in DDP.
Super Mario Bros. 2 has always been my favorite of the three Mario Bros. games.
The only thing that sucks about it is that it had only 20 levels. Its predecessor had 32.
SMB 2 was also released on other systems. One of which was Super Mario All Stars for the SNES.
Another good thing about Super Mario All Stars is that it includes the Japanese version of SMB2. It's called Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
The American version of SMB2 was also released in Japan. It's called Super Mario Bros. USA.
Even though the NES console is outdated, I will always like Super Mario Bros. 2.