Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

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Super Mario Bros. 2
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Platform: NES
Year: 1988
Developer: Nintendo R&D4
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series see Super Mario Bros..

Super Mario Bros. 2 is a platform action game by Nintendo. In the story, Mario falls asleep and finds himself in the dreamland known as "Subcon" where an evil villain named Wart has taken over. You can play as Mario, Luigi, Toad, or Peach, each has their strengths and weaknesses for overcoming the obstacles throughout the world to defeat Wart and his band of cronies. Enemies can be picked up and thrown, but to really hurt them, you must hurl vegetables that you've plucked from the ground at them. Look for magic potions which open doors to Sub Space, a negative world where you can find power-ups and coins. Each stage ends with a big boss, and a chance to win free lives at a slot machine.

The NTSC version of Super Mario Bros 2. is actually an entirely different game from the original Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 (FDS). Nintendo refused the sequel in America, believing that it was too difficult for Western players. Instead, they modified another game, Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic (FC), to use Super Mario characters instead of its original Arabian theme.

The North American version of Super Mario Bros. 2 was later released in Japan as "Super Mario Bros. 2 USA".

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Selecting my player.

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Start at the very beginning.

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Early in the first level.

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In the negative Sub Space gettin' schrooms.

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Look out for that Ninji!

Music

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The music was originally composed for Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic (FC) by Koji Kondo who created a couple of light playful songs as well as some nice sinister boss tunes. For the Super Mario Bros. 2 conversion, Kondo updated most of the tracks adding better percussion and changes in pitch to several songs as well as PCM percussion to a couple. He also composed a new title song and replace the sub space music with the old Above Ground BGM from the first game.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title BGM Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:28
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02 Player Select Koji KondoKoji Kondo 1:04
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03 Above Ground BGM Koji KondoKoji Kondo 1:29
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04 Underground BGM Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:32
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05 Invincible Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:16
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06 Sub Space Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:38
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07 Boss Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:29
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08 Bonus Start Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:01
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09 Success Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:01
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10 Failure Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:01
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11 1-Up Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:01
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12 Stage Clear Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:04
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13 Game Over Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:01
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14 Last Boss Koji KondoKoji Kondo 0:38
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15 Ending Koji KondoKoji Kondo 1:50
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Credits

(Source: 1, Composer verified by staff, game lacks credits)

While Super Mario Bros. 2 does not have credits, Yume Kojo Doki Doki Panic has a credits scroll after you complete the game with all four characters. It is unknown why they removed the credits when the game was released in North America, but both games share a similar soundtrack.

Albums

Famicom Music Vol.2

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2002-02-06

Game Rip

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Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: NES
Released: 1988-10-??
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
  Belgium.svg   Belgium
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Title: Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-04-28
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  France.svg   France
Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES - France.jpg
Title: Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-04-28
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Germany.svg   Germany
Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES - Germany.jpg
Title: Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-04-28
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Luxembourg.svg   Luxembourg
Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES - Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands.jpg
Title: Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-04-28
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Netherlands.svg   Netherlands
Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES - Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands.jpg
Title: Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-04-28
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Spain.svg   Spain
Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES - Spain.jpg
Title: Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-04-28
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: スーパーマリオ USA (Super Mario USA)
Platform: Famicom
Released: 1992-09-16
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Canada.svg   Canada
Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES - Canada.jpg
Title: Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: NES
Released: 19??-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.

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