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For the actual second game in the New Super Mario Bros. series, rather than the given title, see New Super Mario Bros. Wii.


New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. 2 - North American Boxart
The North American boxart.
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series New Super Mario Bros. series
Release date JP July 28, 2012
NA August 19, 2012
EU August 17, 2012
AU August 18, 2012
Genre(s) Plaformer
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: Everyone
Previous game New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Next game New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a game for the Nintendo 3DS, by Nintendo. Though it is considered the sequel of New Super Mario Bros., it is actually the third (New Super Mario Bros. Wii preceding from it as the second), though the game takes place directly after New Super Mario Bros.. It is the thirteenth game in the Super Mario series and the eighth in the Super Mario Bros. series. This was also the first retail game to be available as a digital download in the Nintendo Eshop.

Story

Description from the American website: "Trouble always seems to find its way to the Mushroom Kingdom! Just as Mario™ and Luigi™ go off on a coin hunt in the sky, their beloved Princess Peach™ is kidnapped by the dastardly Koopalings. The brothers have to venture through over 80 stages to rescue her, grabbing an endless deluge coins across land, water, air, and snow along the way."

Gameplay

The gameplay is very similar to previous the New Super Mario Bros. games. However, New Super Mario Bros. 2 focuses on collecting Coins, with many and varied ways to collect many coins at once, such as golden items that award the player many coins. Like New Super Mario Bros., the bottom screen displays a kind of map, showing the length of the level and where the player is. There are 9 Worlds, 6 main worlds and three special worlds. The item storage reappears too. Each world contains a random number of levels, including Ghost Houses, Fortresses and Castles. Reznors and Koopalings are found at the end of each fortress and castle, respectively.

A two-player mode is available, and the second player plays as Luigi, normally through the stages alongside Mario. This mode can only be played with two Nintendo 3DS consoles and two game cards. Another mode, the Coin Rush, challenges the player to collect the most coins they can in three randomly-selected levels through three different options. The Mushroom option will choose three levels from the starter worlds and a special world, the Fire Flower option chooses three levels from the middle worlds and the Star option choose three levels from the final worlds. In other words, Mushroom is the easy difficulty choice, Fire Flower is the medium choice and Star is the hard choice.

Also, Coin Rush records can be exchanged via Streetpass and challenged. Beating another player's record results in getting a Crown Coin (worth 1000 coins).[1] SpotPassing allows the player to put their total into the Worldwide Coin Total.[2]

The game's overall objective is to collect a million coins. The reward for collecting 1 million coins is a new title screen featuring a Gold Mario statue.[3] Downloadable content will be available just after the launch of the game.

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Characters

Playable

Image Name Description
MarioNSMB2 Mario Mario the main character of the game. He has been saving Princess Peach from Bowser for a long time and has agreed to save her again traveling through various worlds to defeat Bowser and get Peach.
LuigiNSMB2 Luigi Mario's brother is on the journey with Mario to save Princess Peach. His jumps are much higher than his brother but he has bad traction. After defeating Bowser, you can hold the L Button and R Button at the menu to play as Luigi like in New Super Mario Bros.

Supporting

Bosses

Name Description Encountered
Reznor Reznors are dinosaurs that are on a rotating platform. They will breath out Fireballs at the player. The player will have to hit them from under to defeat each one. After taking out half of the Reznors, the bridge will break making it harder in the battle. World 1-FortressIcon
Reznors appear once again as the fortress boss of World 2. Unlike their first battle, the battle now feaures four Reznors. These Reznors must be defeated by hitting them from underneath. After taking out half of the Reznors, the bridge will break making it harder in the battle. World 2-FortressIcon
Reznors are the fortress boss of World 3. Once again, four Reznors are fought. They each must be defeated by hitting them from underneath. After taking out half of the Reznors, the bridge will break making it harder in the battle. World 3-FortressIcon
Reznors once again appear as the chilly World 4 fortress boss. This battle has four Reznors, but two wheels. They each must be defeated by hitting them from underneath. After taking out half of the Reznors, the bridge will break making it harder in the battle. World 4-FortressIcon
Reznors serve as the fortress boss of World 5's fortress. Similar to the previous battle, these Reznors are fought on two wheels. They each must be defeated by hitting them from underneath. After taking out half of the Reznors, the bridge will break making it harder in the battle. World 5-FortressIcon
Reznors are fought for the last time as the fortress boss of World 6. These Reznors are fought on a giant 8-blocked wheel, but features four Reznors. They each must be defeated by hitting them from underneath. After taking out half of the Reznors, the bridge will break making it harder in the battle. World 6-FortressIcon
Roy Koopa Roy Koopa appears as the first castle boss. Roy will perform a Shoulder Bash toward the player. To defeat Roy, the player must stomp him three times. Stomping him the first two times will cause him to retreat into his shell. After retreating out of his shell, Roy will shoot a Magic Bolt at the player. World 1-CastleIcon
Iggy Koopa Iggy Koopa appears as the castle boss of World 2. Iggy appears riding a Chain Chomp, while uncommonly shooting Magic Bolts. The player must stomp Iggy three times to defeat him. Although being stomped three times will make the Chain Chomp angry, and will charge upward or downward. World 2-CastleIcon
Wendy O. Koopa World 3-CastleIcon
Morton Koopa Jr. World 4-CastleIcon
Ludwig von Koopa World 5-CastleIcon
Lemmy Koopa World 6-CastleIcon
Larry Koopa Larry Koopa appears as the castle boss of World Mushroom. Larry's battle takes place in a room with Four Stone Pillars, with two coming out each time. Larry will bounce around the course, and will shoot Magic Bolts that bounce off of the walls. Larry must be stomped three times to be defeated. After the first two hits, Larry will retreat into his shell and slide around the course. World MushroomIcon-CastleIcon

Enemies

Name Description First Encounter
Goomba Goombas are fungi-related creatures that use to reside in the Mushroom Kingdom. Goombas are very common enemies, that only walk around. Their weakness? They're pretty much vulnerable to anything harmful. World 1-1

Levels

New Super Mario Bros. 2 has nine worlds, six of which are part of the game's story mode and two of which are secret.

  • World 1: The first world of the game is a grassland world. It has five normal levels, a secret level, a tower, a castle, and a cannon shooting to World Mushroom.
  • World 2: The second world of the game is a desert world. It has five normal levels, a ghost house, two secret levels, a tower, and a castle.
  • World Mushroom: The first secret world of the game is accessed by using the cannon in World 1. Its levels have a mix of themes.
  • World 3: The third world of the game is a mix of a beach and a jungle. It has five normal levels, a ghost house, two secret levels, a tower, a castle, and a cannon shooting to World Flower.
  • World 4: The fourth world of the game is a snow world. It has five normal levels, a ghost house, three secret levels, a tower, and a castle.
  • World Flower: The second secret world of the game is accessed by using the cannon in World 3. Its levels have a mix of themes.
  • World 5: The fifth world of the game is a sky world. It has six normal levels, a ghost house, a secret level, a tower, and a castle.
  • World 6: The sixth world of the game is a volcano world. It has five normal levels, a ghost house, two secret levels, a tower, and Bowser's Castle.
  • World Star: The third secret world of the game is accessed by completing World 6 and collecting 90 Star Coins to access the courses. Its levels have a mix of themes.

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