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Super Mario Bros. 2
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Series Mario
Engine modified Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic engine
Platform(s) NES, Virtual Console
Release date(s) NES
NA October 20, 1988
EU April 28, 1989
AUS May 4, 1989
JP September 14, 1992
Game Boy Advance
JP March 21, 2001
NA June 11, 2001
EU June 22, 2001
Virtual Console
PAL May 25, 2007
NA July 2, 2007
JP August 10, 2007
Wii U
INT May 16, 2013
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: E (Everyone) (Virtual Console)
Media 2-megabit cartridge

Super Mario Bros. 2 is the second game of the Mario series. It is the name of two different games. In Japan, the game was created by Nintendo. Shigeru Miyamoto thought that the original Super Mario Bros. 2 was too hard for Americans, and decided to take a game called Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, and replaced the old characters with the Mario characters Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad. The game was much different from other Mario games because of this.


This game features four characters: Toad, Luigi, Mario, and Princess Peach. Each one has different characteristics. Luigi can jump higher than the other characters, Peach can stay afloat for longer when jumping, Toad can pull items out of the ground quicker whilst Mario has generic all-round abilities. Peach can stay afloat for a few seconds longer than the others. The player can pick the character at the start of each level.

Unlike the regular Mario games, Mario and his friends have vegetables and can pick up some enemies and throw them.