New Super Mario Bros. 2

New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. 2 NA Boxart.jpg

North American Boxart.

Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platform Nintendo 3DS
Release Date(s) North America: August 19 2012
Japan: July 28 2012
Europe: August 17 2012
Australia: August 18, 2012
Genre Action Platformer

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is an upcoming Mario platformer game for the Nintendo 3DS. It is was released in August 19 2012 for North America, July 28th, 2012 in Japan, August 17th in Europe, and August 18th in Australia. It is the third game in the New Super Mario Bros. series and thirteenth in the main Super Mario series. It was revealed in a Nintendo conference by Satoru Iwata on April 21, 2012 and would be heavily based on Super Mario Bros. 3 as Raccoon Mario and the P-charge bar would return.

It will be the first full Nintendo title that will be available as a download and in the traditional retail packaging. It can be stored onto a SD card with other games and played on the Nintendo 3DS, though it can't be shared with other Nintendo 3DS handhelds. The game's overall goal is to collect one million coins.

So far players have collected over 300 Billion coins in the game.



From Amercian 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 of coins across land, water, air, and snow along the way.


New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be all about coin collecting. With the story mode of the game, the player will be assigned a coin counter with a goal of a million total coins to collect altogether. This is different from previous games where if Mario collects 100 coins, they will earn a 1-Up and the counter will reset back to zero. When Mario hits 100 coins in this game, they will gain a new life but the coin counter will continue to go up throughout the whole game. When you finally hit 1,000,000 coins, something special will happen.

This game will feature a "Bros" experience. This allows the player to team up with a buddy for a two-player co-op as Mario and Luigi. This is different from New Super Mario Bros. as this was only possible in Battle Mode. The entire main campaign will be available for two players. If the second player scrolls off screen, they will float around in a bubble until first player pops it. Similar to what was seen in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

There would be a new mode called Coin Rush. In Coin Rush, there will be three levels that you've previously completed in the main campaign and your goal is to run through them as fast as you can, while collecting as many coins possible. These levels will have small alterations to them in this mode, as special items like the Golden Mushrroms are worth 50 bonus coins will be placed through the level. At the end of the level, the time left on the game clock will be converted into bonus coins. Mario will only have one life in this mode. When the player completes all three levels in a row without dying, the Coin Rush total will be saved as Streetpass data. When the player passes by a friend, they will see the total that you were able to achieve and have the option to play the same three levels and challenge the players record.


Playable Characters

Other Characters


Note: Enemies turn Gold when Mario touches Gold Ring.






  • World 1: A basic green field that has levels taking place on the grassy layout. Roy Koopa would be the boss of the word. If Mario unlocks the cannon, it will take him to the World Mushroom.
  • World 2: A desert world with the boss at the end of the world being Iggy Koopa.
  • World Mushroom: One of the special worlds. Larry Koopa would be the boss for this world. Mario can use the cannon in this world to go to World Flower.
  • World 3: It is an ocean and forest worl with beach-like levels, underwater levels and jungle levels. It has a cannon that leads to World Flower and the boss is Wendy O. Koopa.
  • World 4: Ice world with snow levels and Morton Koopa Jr. as the boss.
  • World Flower: Boss of this world would be Lemmy Koopa and if Mario gets to the cannon, it will take him to World 6.
  • World 5: Is a sky world with Ludwig von Koopa at the end of the world.
  • World 6: Volcanic world. Bowser is the boss of the world and found at the end.
  • World Star: The last special world and its boss is Dry Bowser

Downloadable Content

Nintendo would announce on a Nintendo Direct Mini that New Super Mario Bros. 2 would receive downloadable content. On this Nintendo Direct, it would show off three different DLC packs and the price tags for each. They would be available for purchase October 2nd for Japan, Europe, and Australia and October 4th in North America. Two more packs would be released on October 25th, and a Gold Classics pack on November 27th, which is free until January 31st, 2013.

Nintendo eShop Description

This new side-scrolling installment in the fan-favorite Super Mario Bros. franchise launches Aug. 17, as the Mushroom Kingdom bursts with more coins and gold than ever before. Players can transform into Gold Mario and Raccoon Mario, and battle friends for high-scores in the nes StreetPass-enabled competitive Coin Rush mode. Also, for the first time in a hand-held Mario title, players can enjoy a cooperative two-player mode for the entire game via a local wireless connection.

Pre-Release Images

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