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Score Breakdown Based on 4867 ratings
  1. 10 (780)
  2. 9 (1789)
  3. 8 (1490)
  4. 7 (477)
  5. 6 (123)
  6. 5 (62)
  7. 4 (38)
  8. 3 (23)
  9. 2 (21)
  10. 1 (64)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.3

    Different from other games in the series.

    Super Mario Bros. 2 is the sequel to Super Mario Bros. This game is a remake of the Famicom game Doki Doki Panic except the characters from that game are replaced with Mario characters. The Japanese version of this g... Read Full Review

    16 of 17 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:9.4

    What a good game!

    This game was unique because in this game you can play with the all characters Mario, Luigi, Toad and the Prinsses. The levels are like arabic worlds, the game has many secrets like potions and warps and is the only game... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Super mario bros. 2 may not be like other Mario titles, but it is still extremely enjoyable...

    Back in the day, Super Mario Bros. was the cats pajamas. It was great, everyone loved it, its no wonder that it is the best selling video game of all time. However, the next game in the series is nothing like the first, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    The ugly duckling of the series . . .

    Just because the gameplay was different and the final boss was not Bowser does not make smb2 a bad game. I think it expanded on the concept of the first game, as far as sidescrollers go, and added concepts that were fun... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    Different from other games in the series.

    Super Mario Bros. 2 is the sequel to Super Mario Bros. This game is a remake of the Famicom game Doki Doki Panic except the characters from that game are replaced with Mario characters. The Japanese version of this g... Read Full Review

    16 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Nintendo demonstrates the use of innovation! :idea:

    I've never played the original Japanese version of this game called "Doki Dori Panic" so I can't say truthfully if I think it is a clone or not. But one thing's for sure: Shigeru Miyamoto and the rest of his staff unders... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    This game took Super Mario Bros into intriguing new territory, and did so very successfully.

    The follow-up to the classic Super Mario Bros for the NES was probably shocking to a lot of players when it first came out because, characters aside, Super Mario Bros 2 bears very little resemblance to its predecessor. T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Not the best Mario game. But nintendo brought a great experience overall and learned form there mistakes.

    Mario 2 dosen't stand out to me as a Mario type of game. But rather a uniqe game that alot of people didn't enjoy as much as the other series. I think nintendo was trying to do something different in changing up the seri... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    The best Mario across all consoles!

    Often considered the black sheep of the Mario series, Super Mario Bros. 2 is still my favorite Mario game of all time. In case you didn't already know, the original Super Mario Bros. 2 was a virtual carbon copy of the o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    A slight disapointment, but still a fun game to play.

    This game's alright, but it ripped off Yume koji Doki Doki Panic. Why couldn't Nintendo just release the _REAL_ Super Mario Bros. 2 in North America also??? Is it an anti American game or something? Well other than that,... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.7

    Not as good as first.

    I don't like this game at all. I think it's boring and pointless. The different characters to choose from is a plus but the levels are dumb and far not as good as the first. The gameplay not to good but the first was ful... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful