New Super Mario Bros. 2 Art Brings Back Old Favourites

Power-ups and Koopalings in tow

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a real homage to Super Mario World, what with Reznor and everything, but there are more SMW nods in store.

This artwork from Nintendo shows off the Koopalings in Bowser's clown car/copter combo, plus other released images reveal the return of the Mega Mushroom, Mini Mushroom and old staples like the Raccoon Leaf and Fire Flower. The Invincibility Leaf will also return to help harassed players clear a tricky section. Of course there will also be new power-ups, most of which come with a distinctly golden hue: the new Golden Fire Flower grants you fireballs that turn everything into coins, for instance.

Last year Nintendo put out similarly panoramic artwork for Super Mario 3D Land; which do you prefer?