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Relive Super Mario Bros. 2 this week

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 5/13/2013 12:32 AM
Super Mario Bros. 2 reminds me a lot of Bioshock 2. It's one of those sequels that is unfairly maligned and under-appreciated, just because it's a little bit different or wasn't part of the series creator's "original vision," whatever that means. The heck with it. Mario 2 is still a lot of fun, and it will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console this Thursday for about $5. I downloaded Kirby's Adventure last week and so far I like the Wii U's VC interface; the save state ability is very useful, especially now that I'm a busy often-interrupted adult and not a kid who can spend hours playing Nintendo. Personally I'm a little more excited about the limited 30 cent release of Super Metroid later this week (I never get tired of that game) but it's nice to have Mario 2 again as well.