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Super Mario Bros. 2 Confirmed For Wii U Virtual Console, May 16th

By Kevin on May 10 2013 12:04 AM
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It's almost time to start uprooting some veggies!

Just recently listed in the Wii U eShop is Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) classic Super Mario Bros. 2. On May 16th, you'll be able to purchase it for $4.99, along with Capcom's ghoulish Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) title Super Ghouls'n Ghosts.

Here's some interesting trivia that you may not have known about Super Mario Bros. 2 (via Mario Wiki):
  • This is the first game to feature Princess Toadstool and Toad as playable characters.
  • The Super Mario Bros. 2 manual mistakenly used a few sprites from Doki Doki Panic, such as the Phantos' original form, a magic lamp (which eventually became the Magic Potion), and a heart (which became the Mushroom power-up).
  • During the ending celebration sequence in the NES version, there are common mistakes in the number of levels each hero completes.
  • The Mario picture that appears in the box art is a flipped and modified version of the picture that appears on the Super Mario Bros. box art
  • This is the last game where Mario uses a blue shirt and red overalls. The colors are swapped in all the later games and in the game sprite. This is also the only game where Luigi uses a blue shirt and green overalls.
Will you be purchasing either of these classic hits next week?

Thanks to Nintendo Nerd HylianHero for the tip!

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Comments: 5

yessirree sign me up for some mario! secretly #2 has always been a favorite, or at least a long tempting challenge. I've never beaten it! I can't believe that! That will have to change!
Cant wait!!
Well the more VC games the better.

View PostAeonHunter, on 10 May 2013 - 03:37 AM, said:

I've never beaten it! I can't believe that! That will have to change!

How far have you made it?

View Postaquizero, on 10 May 2013 - 07:19 AM, said:

Well the more VC games the better.

Where have I seen this before? :P

View PostKevin, on 10 May 2013 - 07:53 AM, said:

How far have you made it?
I can`t remember too well. But I think it was either to a desert level or just past it.