Super Mario Bros. 2 comes to Euro VC

Three more classic '80s games make their way into the European Virtual Console lineup.

Headlining this week's retro titles available for download by Wii owners on Nintendo's Virtual Console in Europe is the Nintendo Entertainment System classic Super Mario Brothers 2. The platform game was released in 1989 and was originally not a Mario game at all, but a remake of Japanese game Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic with Mario characters. Players can choose between four characters--Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach, each of which having different abilities--to play throughout the game. The characters battle through seven worlds to free the land of Subcon from the reign of evil frog tyrant Wart.

Next up is Mach Rider, a game originally released in 1987 for the NES. Mach Rider is a futuristic racing video game set in 2112, with the main character travelling from sector to sector on his motorbike, destroying the Quadrunners--aliens who have invaded Earth--and searching for survivors. The game also includes a level editor that enables gamers to create their own courses, which can then be saved on the VC version.

The third title up for grabs this week is Blazing Lazers, a TurboGrafx-16 title from 1989. The vertically scrolling space shoot-'em-up is based on the Japanese film Gunhed. It has nine levels, with four main weapon types to blast away the baddies--bullets, waves, rings, and lasers--all of which can be upgraded a number of times.

The games are all now available for download--Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mach Rider are both available for 500 Wii points (approx £3.50), while Blazing Lazers costs 600 (£4.20).

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32 comments
iku94
iku94

love this game! although better with pc emulator and control pad...

Lum_Yatsura
Lum_Yatsura

That's what I've been trying to tell people: the greatest games come to Europe first, or exclusively, a lot more often than most realize. Go play the PC version of Mega Man X8 and you'll know what I mean. Wow, amazing! I think it's only sold via digital download in the us. On the other hand. It's been over 14 years now, and Mega Man 6 has still NEVER been legally released in any form, on any platform, anywhere in Europe. I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo puts both Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World on VC. Trivia: The first one was sold in all three major regions, but the Super Mario World edition did not appear in Japan.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Yet another deserved classic that I'm glad went on the service.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

I am hoping for Super Mario All Stars (SNES) to come out on VC soon.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Downloaded it yesterday. Still rocks after all these years.

Pete5506
Pete5506

The 2nd one is one of the best

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

I am a fan of Mario but Super Mario Bros 2 was not a game I enjoyed. I wonder when Super Mario Bros The Lost Levels will be on the Virtual Console.

KarlZoneX
KarlZoneX

Actually, nowhere does it says that Paper Mario is coming out next week, unless you're getting some foreign version of the magazine. It is mentioned there, meaning it is coming soon.. of course, Zelda 2 was mentioned back in April, and it's nearly June and we have yet to see it. But hopefully it will still be here Monday, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

Yeah, okay. When does the US get SMB3 though? I hate SMB2, so I don't care about it.

slayer1090
slayer1090

Oh, just to let you know that it has been unconfirmed reports that the original Paper Mario from the N64 will be coming to the VC shortly (Source: Joystiq) It's true. In July NP it says next week Paper Mario for n64.

slayer1090
slayer1090

so why are they bringing all these cool games to other countries what about the us we just got paper mario for our vc so don't complain.

r_m_8_8
r_m_8_8

My (second) favorite game ever... I hope it comes to America soon T_T

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

cool i can't wait until it comes to the USA even though i can go and buy SMB2, a Nes for $10 bucks right now

bourne2083
bourne2083

so why are they bringing all these cool games to other countries what about the us

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Awesome!! Now just bring Super Mario2 to the USA:)

dr3b
dr3b

Mach Rider was an awesome game in the day. You could make your own tracks and was fun to ride.

Gaara79
Gaara79

Were is Ninja gaiden? : (

Brock_UK
Brock_UK

Oh, just to let you know that it has been unconfirmed reports that the original Paper Mario from the N64 will be coming to the VC shortly (Source: Joystiq)

Brock_UK
Brock_UK

Great to see that us Brits aren't being left out and just getting repeats of what the Yankees are getting. Well done Nintendo! Now if only I had more windows...

sdcazares1980
sdcazares1980

I don't see why Nintendo is not releasing Super Mario All-Stars for the VC. You play all 4 classic Mario games for the price of $8. Why is Nintendo trying to rip us off like this?

totalgridlock
totalgridlock

SMB2 is still one of my favourite games, glad to see some real classics popping up on VC. Might go and break out the ole toaster for a quick play :-)

nedmurdock
nedmurdock

Yeah I am too wanting more N64 games to come out! Bring them on Nintendo.

tk1080
tk1080

ahh, i bought Mario bros 2 this morning, and it rox :P

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

I loved Super Mario Bros 2, I hope it comes to the US soon!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i'll buy blazing lazers. i never had a chance to pick it up before

hellrazor06
hellrazor06

i wonder wat the next N64 game will be

Willy105
Willy105

That is great! Still waiting for an N64 game....

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

I really want some Killer Instinct..

Nintendo_X
Nintendo_X

SOMEONE tell hudson soft to bring Blazing Lazers to these united states!!!!!

Kefkamania05
Kefkamania05

Awesome! Hopefully SMB3 is on the way soon. :D