Our Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels walkthrough (aka Super Mario Bros. 2 “the real, Japanese one”), will guide you through this more difficult version of Super Mario Bros.
If you haven’t heard the story before, then here is an explanation. The Lost Levels is the English language version of the REAL Super Mario Bros. 2, released for the first time to American audiences with the Super NES compilation cartridge “Super Mario All-Stars” (which also contained updates of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros. 3. As well as Super Mario World on certain copies).
This game, known in the West as “The Lost Levels”, is the direct sequel to Super Mario Bros. 1 and was released in Japan as “Super Mario Bros. 2” in 1986. However, at that time Nintendo deemed the game “too difficult for Americans” and thus the game was never released outside of Japan until they included it on Super Mario All-Stars in 1993. Instead, back in 1986, we got a COMPLETELY different game, that Nintendo inserted Mario characters into, and then released here as “Super Mario Bros. 2”. That game was actually a modified (or “Mario-fied” rather) version of a Japanese game called “Doki Doki Panic”. But most Americans did not realize this until years later, despite how different “Mario 2” was from “Mario 1”.
Along with the Super Mario All-Stars version of “Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels”, the ORIGINAL Famicon Disk System Japanese version was also released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2007. It is available to download now at a cost of 600 Wii Points ($6) in America, Europe, Australia and Japan regions, and comes intact in it’s original form without the graphical updates that All-Stars added.
This walkthrough will show you how to survive all those Poisonous Mushrooms and perilous pitfalls.
Thanks to cubex55 for the walkthrough video.