- Also Known As
- Super Mario Bros. 2 (JPN)
- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 3rd Jun 1986
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 1st May 2007, 500 points
- 14th Sep 2007, 600 points
- 1st Oct 2007, 600 points
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 25th Jul 2012, ¥500
- 27th Dec 2012, £4.49
- 27th Dec 2012, $4.99
Wii U (Wii U eShop)
- 8th Aug 2013, ¥500
Wii U eShop
- 23rd Jan 2014, £3.49
- 13th Mar 2014, $4.99
- Controller Support
Super Masochist Bros.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is the famously difficult, Japan-only sequel to the titular plumber's breakout NES hit, expanding on the original formula with deviously challenging level design and obstacles. Western audiences were instead given the comparatively easy 'Super Mario USA' (a re-skinned translation of Nintendo's...
Lost levels = lost sanity
It's a story so well known now that we'll just summarise it for you: what is now known as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels was actually released in Japan as the sequel to enduring classic Super Mario Bros. Western gamers instead received the subconscious vegetable buffet that we more traditionally think of as Super Mario...
For the first time outside of Japan – experience the original sequel to the best-selling video game of all time!
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is a bit of an oddity. "The Lost Levels" isn't even it's real title - This is actually the real version of Super Mario Bros. 2. Japan got this game (As SMB2), but when Nintendo realized...
All the 2D and 3D Marios ranked by you
Remember: This is subject to change depending on each game's User Rating on our database, so feel free to get rating the ones you've played with a score out of ten and potentially affect the order. If you're interested in Team Nintendo Life's personal takes, check out our video at the very end of the article,...
It actually looks quite fun
We suspect that most know the story of Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan and the game the rest of the world received. To give a very short summary, the sequel we saw in the West was a reskin of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, as Nintendo feared the true sequel would break players outside of Japan; that's why it's such an...
See them yourself!
Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch has just been released and while it might be based on the company's classic hardware, this new version contains a number of hidden secrets. For your convenience, we've rounded them all up into a single post (thanks, Nintendo) - take a look below: Finish Super Mario Bros. and...
Time to shine?
Looking back on the history of Nintendo as a maker of video games, it's clear that the Game & Watch line was a significant step; not only did it allow Nintendo's core developers to hone their skills with snappy, engaging titles, it also gave them the opportunity to evolve their hardware talents, coming up with innovations such as...
Celebrating 35 years
Mario's 35th anniversary celebrations are well and truly underway. So far Nintendo has announced new games, merchandise, and even events and promotions for other first-party titles like Splatoon 2 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If that's still not enough Mario-themed goodness for you, Japanese websites for Super Mario Bros...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
It's been another crazy week in Nintendo Land, with the announcement of a brand new Zelda game on Switch and more rumours of Nintendo diving into the world of 4K, but enough about that – let's talk about our weekend gaming plans. Members of Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we'
Update now live
It's that time of the month once again, folks. If you update your Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online app, you'll notice three new games (and a little bonus) are waiting for you. As promised by Nintendo last week, the three main new additions are Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punc
More retro action is on the way
Nintendo has revealed the next trio of games it is adding to the Switch Online NES library. On 10th April, you'll be able to play Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream and Star Soldier. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – Originally rele
If only there was legit way of adding more games
We really loved getting our hands on the NES Mini back in November last year; this diminutively-sized replica of Nintendo's nostalgic first home console really shows off some of the best games in the NES library. However, after a while even the greatest games in the world may feel a little bit stale,...
Or just Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan
In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. We kicked off this series with a look at Super Mario Bros., and it's pleasing that it only took one year for Mario's history to get...
The real original and the Doki Doki Panic re-skin
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...
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is a true video game treasure.
Released only in Japan, this sequel to the smash hit platformer was never brought to the west in its original NES version. Later released on Virtual Console for Wii, now you can experience this rare classic in all its 8-bit glory on your Nintendo 3DS.
The Lost Levels expands on Super Mario Bros. with tough new level designs, trickier enemies, and new features like fierce winds that blow Mario away. It's the ultimate challenge for any Mario fan. Are you up to the task?
Note: This game was added to Europe's Wii Shop on the 14th of September, 2007 as a temporarily available "collectors' item". It was then removed on the 1st of October, 2007. On the 22nd August 2008 it was made available permanently.