Many Nintendo fans know the basic story around Super Mario Bros. 2 as known in the West, and the original sequel which would be called Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels outside of Japan. It's a familiar tale, but one nevertheless with some detail that's reserved for those keen to delve into the minutiae of the history around its release.
Popular gaming channel Gaming Historian naturally likes that detail, and its most recent video from the weekend tackles the story around how both games came to be important in how Mario was perceived around the world. The Western Super Mario Bros. 2 - a re-skin of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic - was vital in its own way for introducing key mechanics and characters that would become ever-present in the franchise.
Grab a comfy seat and check out the video below.
Further reading: Boss Fight Books - Super Mario Bros. 2 review