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Description: The follow-up to the hugely popular Super Mario Bros., SMB2 s actually just a copy of another Japanese game, Doki Doki Panic. Take your chocie from Mario, Luigi, Toad, and the Princess on a trip to sub-con, the world of dreams. Dispose of enemies with ripe vegetables while getting powered up with Mushrooms and POW-blocks. Face bosses such as Tryclyde, the three headed snake, or Mouser, A demeneted, bomb throwing mouse, until you finally vanquish the main frog himself, Wart, and save the day!

Mark Kelly
The Good: This game took quite a severe beating from critics because of its difference the normal Mario genre because it was completely different, with different enemies and landscapes and magical powers. Personally, I think that this is its up-point. The unique game-play (well, except for Doki-Doki Panic, which is what it is based on) gives the Mario universe a new twist, using vegetables and enemies as ammo against other enemies. The range of characters to select is pretty cool; I mean what other platform game gives you the choice of ability to use (strength, flight, wobbly idiot jump)?

The Bad: It is obvious from switching on the console that this game is going to be a challenge. Unfortunately I thought that some of the levels were designed to kill you no matter what you had to do. Only a genius can avoid some of the Panser formations and trying to fight your way out of two Pokeys while you are Toad is near to impossible.

The Ugly: The game is a copy. It is a damned fraud, Doki-Doki Panic with Mario characters in. But then, if it wasn't for that very copy then not only would we have lost out on a game but Shy Guys would not be around (or Pokeys or Bob-Ombs or...).

Favorite part: I love the later levels in the game as the are so rock hard to beat. You have to use all of your jumping and climbing skills to make sure you don't get zapped or Hoopstarred. I love a challenge, shame about some of the recent games' difficulty levels.

Least Fave Part: I hate Luigi. Sorry to say, I know hundreds of you out there praise and worship the green one but he is quite possibly the only character I never feel the urge to use. Mario and Toad are normal, Princess can jump normally and fly but Luigi just flails around like a demented fool. (I've been waiting to say that for years.)

Adam Spradlin
The Good: There's a variety of worlds, for one thing. This is the only SMB game that has another villain besides Bowser (SML, SML2, and SMRPG don't count, I'm talking about traditional NES and SNES games), which can be considered a good thing. A whole new cast of enemies.

The Bad: Some things can get really annoying, like sliding in the Ice Kingdom. Other things are also, like Luigi not being able to grab Birdo's eggs very well. Plus on the regular NES version, it's nearly impossible to get three-of-a-kind on the slot machine, and the sound is a bunch of beeps, at least on the NES.

The Ugly: Really hard to find right now. It was really just a recycled Japanese game, so it's kind of cheap. But there's not much else other than that.

Favorite part: Going into Sub-Space with the potions. Bonus time...

Least favorite part: Digging. The Shyguys always walk on top of me.

The Good: An AWESOME NES game!!! me, Me, ME!!!! I'm the most wonderful, incredible, fascinating person on the game!! (Did I mention how GREAT I am??)

The Bad: Toad!!! I HATE Toad!!!!! His moves are to jerky!!!

The Ugly: Toad!!! He's ugly!!! I should throw HIM into WART'S mouth!! (I'm sure THAT would make him REALLY sick!!)

Favorite part: Picking myself in the character screen. (Picking Toad and making him jump into holes until he's dead!!)

Least favorite part: Looking at Toad on the character screen!!

The Good: The only game to have Wart, Fryguy, it also has shyguys and bob-ombs

The Bad: There isn't anything wrong with the other than it a rip-off but who cares

The Ugly: Those faces in the room with the keys they look weird (Phanto -Ed.)

Favorite part: Killing those stupid Mousers.

Least favorite part: The ice world. 'Nuff said.

The Good: It's a fun game overall, and it keeps you for a while.

The Bad: Some bosses are too hard, and many parts aren't intuitive enough.

The Ugly: Those faces (Phanto -Ed.) that come after you when you're holding a key go way too fast.

Favorite part: Getting all those chemical thingies. (potions -Ed.)

Least favorite part: The slot machine bonus is really tough.

The Good: The originality! Yeah, it's a copy of Doki Doki Panic, but this is probably the most magical Mairo game ever made!

The Bad: The music gets to your head. Also, Nintendo should have replaced the enemies with our well known friends (Goombas, Koopa Troopas).

The Ugly: It has ABSOLOUTELY no corrolation with the other games in the series. Whats with the Subcon fairies at the end? Also, what happened to the score?

Favorite part: Tossing enemies for distance with each character!!!!!

Least favorite part: The slot machine bonus is really tough.

The Good: Very original, may seem nutty but it's all fun!

The Bad: Just a bit too hard trying to figure out how far a vegetable will go.

The Ugly: I wish this game came to North America as Doki Doki Panic. Plus the instruction booklet doesn't really explain everything to you, like about the Dream Machine, which is actually a major point in SMB2 and Doki Doki Panic (Wart uses it to take control, and in the end the machine rebels and helps you).

Favorite part: Digging in the sand, magic carpet rides, and getting potions!

Least favorite part: Wart, it's too tough to get veggies in his mouth, plus if you do get close enough to him to actually hurt him your almost certain to get hit.

Hunter Brooks
The Good: The format is wonderful. It's the only basic Mario game that gives you a choice, and their are some really neat parts. It has very good graphics for a 1985 release, too. Finally, the challenge is there, but not too horrible. You can amass a lot of extra lives so that you don't keep having to start from square one.

The Bad: Accidentally picking a character at the beginning of a level and getting stuck with them while you keep dying and dying (doesn't happen with Super Nintendo)

The Ugly:What does the Wart throw? Pocketbooks?!

Favorite part: Level 3-1, level 5-2; also, getting as many coins as possible.

Least favorite part: The level 4-3; the boss is impossible and the level itself is too

Larry M. Koopa
The Good: Very original. Finally, a good use for veggies. And Luigi is not Player no. 2.

The Bad: Too many warps

The Ugly:Wart is way too fat(even fatter than Mario)

Favorite part: Throwin' veggies

Least favorite part: How stupid I feel after I get killed by a shy guy.

The Good: I remember when I was a kid I rented Zelda and Mario 2. Although this wasn't a Mario game in the beginning, still, this game rocks. The game play is TOTALLY different. Rather than jumping on enemies to squish em', you jump on em' and ride em'. Then you can pick em' up and throw them to other baddies. Depending on which character you choose, it doesn't really alter the game in anyway, but it does give a more hcallenge to it. I love this game coz' it's different and, well, ALMOST original. It also has good tunes.

The Bad: Um, well, no save feature, sometimes the gameplay can can get akward, and, well, I don't really know anything. If your looking for something similar to the original SMB then you'll be dissapointed.

The Ugly:It was the most different Mario game I've ever played.

Favorite part: When I was a kid playing it. I just remember everything, The music, graphics, gameplay, it was just amazing.

Least favorite part: When I'd have to stop playing.

G-Graphics S-Sound C-Control O-Originality R-Replayability
Reviewer GSCOR Overall
Mark Kelly648107 35/50
Adam Spradlin645109 34/50
Peach1010101010 50/50
Michael9109108 46/50
Someone67748 32/50
Ratfink981058 40/50
Ross8771010 42/50
Hunter Brooks91081010 47/50
Larry M. Koopa778109 41/50
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