Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

1988

System
NES
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

7.7

Game Rating

User Ratings: 1,374

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Also Known As
Super Mario USA (JPN)
Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action
Release Date

NES

  • US 9th Oct 1988
  • EU 28th Apr 1989

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 2nd Jul 2007, 500 points
  • EU 25th May 2007, 500 points
  • JP 10th Aug 2007, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 28th Nov 2012, ¥500

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • EU 16th May 2013, £4.49
  • US 16th May 2013, $4.99

3DS eShop

  • US 11th Jul 2013, $4.99
  • EU 7th Aug 2013, £4.49

Wii U eShop

  • JP 19th Mar 2014, ¥500
Series
Mario Bros, Mario, Nintendo Switch Online, Super Mario
Tags
Nintendo Switch Online, 2D
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (9)

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Reviews

  • Review Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS eShop / NES)

    Sweet dreams are made of these

    By now we all know the story of Super Mario Bros. 2: concerns about the Japanese sequel to the original Super Mario Bros. kept it from release in North America and Europe. Different reasons have been given over time, from the game being too difficult to it simply not demonstrating enough creativity to keep gamers...

  • Review Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U eShop / NES)

    The stuff dreams are made of

    By now we all know the story of Super Mario Bros. 2: concerns about the Japanese sequel to the original Super Mario Bros. kept it from release in North America and Europe. Different reasons have been given over time, from the game being too difficult to it simply not demonstrating enough creativity to keep gamers...

  • Review Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    A strange, but entertaining dream

    It should be no secret by now, so let's get it out of the way first - Yes, the Super Mario Bros. 2 that most of us know, that is, this one, is technically not really a Mario game. Originally released in Japan as Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (Dream Factory: Heart-Pounding Panic), it was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto,...

Super Mario Bros. 2 Guides

  • Guide Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    All the 2D and 3D Marios ranked by you

    On the 15th anniversary of Super Mario Galaxy's release, we've decided to revisit and revamp our all-time Best Super Mario Games article. Previously, we had the plumber's 2D and 3D adventures separated into two reader-ranked lists, with this overall uber-list compiled by Nintendo Life staff... but no more!...

About The Game

In this sequel to the best-selling video game of all time, take a unique journey to the dream world of Subcon to save its people from the foul frog tyrant, Wart.

Released in 1989, Super Mario Bros. 2 is a huge horizontally- and vertically-scrolling adventure that offers complete freedom to explore while collecting power-ups, uprooting vegetables to throw at enemies, and seeking out hidden ‘Sub-space’ rooms.

Super Mario Bros. 2 was the first Mario title to give players control of not only the heroic brothers but also Princess Toadstool (Peach) and Toad, and gave each character their own special skills. It also featured the first appearances of many Mario series regulars, including Shy Guy and Birdo!