Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Global Total as of 30th Sep 2017 (units): 2.65m
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment SystemAlso on: Wii, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 3DS, Game Boy Color
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Platform

Total Units

Japan: 2.65m 100.0%
+ Rest of the World: 0.00m 0.0%
= Global 2.65m

Release History

Super Mario Bros. 2 NintendoJapan03rd June 1986Retail

Game Overview

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, originally known in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2, is the sequel to the first Super Mario Bros. game on the NES. The game was developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo. It was initially released for the Famicom Disk System on June 3, 1986, in Japan and did not see a release outside of Japan until Super Mario All-Stars in 1993.

The reason why the game wasn't initially released outside of Japan was because it was deemed too difficult by Nintendo of America, as well as too similar to the original game. The game is different from the original, however, as it uses a slightly modified game engine that includes new levels and other features. The Super Mario All-Stars remake updated the graphics, as well as slightly updated the gameplay (although it was mostly the same).

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Hibern81 (on 23 June 2012)
I don't guess I have played this one
spurgeonryan (on 05 October 2011)
It was kind of weird.
Pretendo (on 08 July 2008)
It took me forever to beat this game.
radioioRobert (on 12 April 2008)
Nintendo thought it was too difficult
for Americans. I have it on VC and it
REALLY is hard.
bigjon (on 29 February 2008)
anyone know why this was never brought
to the US? (besides all-stars)
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