• AuthorityFigure - May 26, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    That was an excellent article. Nice work.
  • Baron164 - May 26, 2010 1:58 p.m.

    I still remember playing through this game on my NES. I still love all the old 2D Mario games. I never got the same amount of enjoyment out of the 3D games. Hence why next to my 360 and PS3 sits the old SNES with Super Mario World and Mario All Stars.
  • rxb - May 26, 2010 1:21 p.m.

    I do love this stuff, good article.
  • Skidd777 - May 26, 2010 12:09 p.m.

    Knew all of this stuff already. But still, good article.
  • SillyPigeon - May 26, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    Great article mr antista. I was not aware of any of this
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - May 26, 2010 10:14 a.m.

    That last picture... o__o WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BI UNSEEN! WHY DO THIS TO ME?! D: Anyway, I loved the GBA version of SMB2, and I still favour it to most other 2D Mario titles. It's like the arcade game, set free in a way. :)
  • BigBoss - May 26, 2010 8:31 a.m.

    Mate, properly loved that. I thought I knew all that there was to know about Super Mario 2, clearly not.
  • TomMishkin - May 26, 2010 6:45 a.m.

    I think I might have a crush on you, mr. Antista.
  • elchetos - May 26, 2010 6:38 a.m.

    Awesome stuff, mister... 3 pages full of win! Captcha: Tapioca Health In the immortal words of Shane Patterson: "I disagree"
  • foxyexplosion - May 26, 2010 5:46 a.m.

    Heh, that is some interesting tidbits. Its articles like this that I really love, muchos kudos senor Antista
  • AgentHonor - May 26, 2010 4:53 a.m.

    Wow, consider my mind blown.
  • EvanKHustle - May 26, 2010 4:50 a.m.

    That's way more thought into Super Mario Bros. 2 than I thought possible. Keep up the good work Chris. PS I wrote this comment because you told me to in the podcast.
  • garnsr - May 26, 2010 4:28 a.m.

    There are an awful lot of typos in this article, but it stirs up a lot of nostalgic feelings nonetheless. I remember waiting a long time for SMB 2 to come out, for friends to get it, since I never actually owned it myself. It never occurred to anyone that it was completely different from the first one, that was just how games were in those days. It was still a great game. And instruction manuals used to be great, they had extra art, in color, and backstories for a lot of the enemies and such. The only place you still see anything similar anymore is in the Dragon Quest remakes on DS.
  • allstick - May 26, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    You won't insult my intelligence by stating that Mario 2 is a reskin of a Japanese game called Doki Doki Panic...while stating that Mario 2 is a reskin of a Japanese game called Doki Doki Panic. Well played Antista
  • GameManiac - May 26, 2010 4:17 a.m.

    This is why you read the manual! You LEARN more! That's why it's purposely placed in a brand new game when you buy it. I find it wierd how the mere mention of Birdo being male DOESN'T shock me. To be honest, it goes right through my ears, in one ear and out the other. SMB2... I remember it so well. It was different than other nostalgic Mario games. I loved playing it.
  • Imgema - May 26, 2010 4:16 a.m.

    Since today, i only knew that SMB2 was just a hack of that weird game. But now with this info, it gained a little more respect for me.
  • Pytor - May 26, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    Very nice!
  • MrTea - May 26, 2010 3:24 a.m.

  • Setre - May 26, 2010 3:09 a.m.

    Lovely article Chris, I really enjoyed reading this.
  • CaptainIcyHot - May 26, 2010 3:06 a.m.

    Great article Chris! Mario 2 is my favorite in the series. It's a great game to pick up an play anytime.

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