New Super Mario Bros 2 Review

Nintendo created The Super Mario Bros and since then the game is a part of video game royalty. Back in 1980 when Nintendo came out, it was quite successful; however it was ‘The Mario Bros’ game that took it to the next level. Until the launch of Mario Bros Nintendo did not offer anything different than what was offered by Atari or other gaming companies. In a nutshell the iconic status of Nitendo was mainly because of the game ‘The Mario Bros’.

Nintendo made a wise decision and they started including this game as a part of the package with new systems. This considerably increased the sales of their gaming system. Though Nintendo systems have better sound and graphics than other gaming systems, it is the sheer size and depth of the Super Mario Bros that made Nintendo head and shoulders above the rest. Ever since Mario Bros became a part of even modern Nintendo systems like the ‘Gamecube’ and the ‘N64’.

Today there are so many different takeoffs of Mario Bros like

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Mario Tennis Open
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  • Super Mario 3D Land

This article is about New Super Mario Bros 2.

New Super Mario Bros 2 – Our Rating

First the negatives, the major negative point is the variety, there isn’t much new in this version other than the fire flower and super mushroom. The only other new addition in this version is the ‘golden fire flower’ power-up. However you can collect a whole lot more coins (1 million to be precise).Over the past 25 years The Mario Bros evolved gradually, but one thing remains the same. The game is as engaging as it used to be a couple of decades back. The reason for a slow evolution is the original game was close to perfect so there are no broken things to fix and all they have to do is introduce some tweaks to make it more appealing.

Visuals – 8/10: The game is quite colorful and beautiful. The 3D effect is excellent except when you turn it on (there is a slight blurr while turning on).

Gameplay – 9/10: Exceptional responsive control. It loses one point because it is a little bit too easy for a regular gamer.

Sound – 9/10 – The music and sounds are awesome and it will linger in your mind for a long time after you have stopped playing the game. It is addictive and it is one of the important reason for the success of this game.

Our Verdict: Go for it without a second thought.


Gamer Guru is a gaming fanatic with a vast gaming industry knowledge. He loves old as well as the latest console games (Strategy games are his favorite).