hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

A cute as a button preview of New Super Mario Bros. 2

1:00 AM on 06.12.2012 // Jonathan Holmes

New Super Mario Bros. 2 had a lot going against it at E3 this year. It's already been shown up by its better looking, more extravagantly adorned older brother New Super Mario Bros. U. It was only available for preview during select times at the show. As our man Tony Ponce pointed out, the game has very little to show for itself in terms of visual identity. The list goes on. 

The game did have a few things going for it though. It has some cool new power-ups (Golden Mario and his insanely overpowered fireballs, the return of Raccoon Mario, and more), it seems to be more fast paced than prior New Super Mario Bros. games, and perhaps most importantly for the sake of its showing at E3, it was demoed by one of the most pleasant and likable people I've met in while. Her lack of knowledge of the Mario series may cause anyone who takes the notion of "game cred" seriously to cringe, but for the those us with any real priorities, there is nothing not to like about this human being. 

Thanks for talking to me about videogames, human being!




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Jonathan Holmes, Editor-in-Chief
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


destructoid's previous coverage:
New Super Mario Bros. 2


  Jan 30

Nintendo announces the NSMB 2 Millionare Coin Hunt

Get a certificate for earning a million coins


  Dec 21

Impressions: New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC #4

Mystery Adventures and Impossible packs


  Nov 27

Free New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC is out now

Super Mario Bros. 1-1 and 1-2 included


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter?
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -