The Quest to Defeat Wart is Finally Over

8/28/04 by scott

Okay, so I've been playing Super Mario Bros. 2 on and off for the last couple of months. You know SMB2, right? The one where you can choose between Mario, who is okay all around, Luigi, who jumps like a moron, Toad, who has no discernable advantage whatsoever, and Princess Toadstool, who gets picked every single time because she can float. And the gameplay has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the SMB games because it was really called Super Doki-Doki Panic in Japan and they just took that game and plugged Mario into it?

Well, that one's always been my favorite Mario game because it's freakin' ridiculously hard. I'm pretty sure I beat the game once a long time ago, but I wanted to make sure I still got it, so I pulled out the old SNES tonight and popped in Super Mario All Stars, which has SMB2 on it.

And lo and behold, I still got it. I beat the game in about 2 hours. Now I feel fulfilled, you can bet your ass on that. I'll finally sleep well tonight knowing that Wart, Fryguy, Albatoss, and Bob-Omb will not be threatening the denizens of dreamland any time soon.

I think next time I play it in a couple of months, I'll try to beat the game with Toad. Then I'll be a true SMB2 master.

Mom and dad should be so proud...