Friday, August 3, 2012

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Gold is in for "New Super Mario Bros. 2"
Mario has been around for quite a long time. Arguably the most famous Nintendo character in the world, Mario first debuted in 1981 in the game Donkey Kong, an arcade game. Since then, the little Italian plumber has been seen in a little over two hundred other video games and, after selling more than 210 million copies as of 2009, the Mario franchise has become the all-time best-selling video game series.

With the newest Super Mario game releasing in about two weeks, the world's favorite plumber returns to do what he does best.

Published and devloped by Nintendo, New Super Mario Bros. 2 has a very familiar storyline: "Bowser has once again kidnapped Princess Peach, but this time, Mario has another objective. The Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more gold coins than before. Each level is littered with gold as coins rain down from overhead pipes, trails of coins are left behind special gold enemies and gold pipes transport Mario into coin-filled caverns. It's up to players to collect as many coins as possible throughout their adventure" (IGN).

The game will record how many coins players collect throughout the game, and there are even some neat new gold tricks. For example, there's a ring that will turn your enemies into gold, and there's a Gold Flower that let's you transform virtually anything into coins. Raccoon Mario also returns to this game, so you can fly and gain access to secret areas. Additionally, this platformer also includes a two player co-op option.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be released on August 19th exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Players can purchase the game one of two ways: either through a retail store (such as GameStop) or as a download from the Nintendo eShop.

DISCLAIMER!: New Super Mario Bros. 2 has been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB for Comic Mischief.

Since Mario has been around for a little over thirty years, what do you think has contributed to his worldwide success?

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. I believe Mario is so popular because Nintendo uses him to test-drive all kinds of new techniques and ideas. Plus, what can be more fun that frying enemies with fire flowers?

  2. Buruk the Metroid FanAugust 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Answer to above question: frying enemies with a chozo power beam.

    I think that Nintendo should have pushed the Metroid series more than Mario. Mario's ok and all, but not as fun as blasting aliens with lasers. *just my opinion*


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