Nintendo Switch Online adds the freakishly hard NES Mario next week

James Marshall
April 6, 2019

In today's patch, the only new addition is support for the three upcoming amiibo that are set to release later this month. However, if you are the sort of gamer that likes "goodies" you might want to consider holding out for that announcement. If you've never played it before, it's nothing like the Super Mario Bros. 2, which is now playable on the Switch's NES catalog. The good news is that you can totally avoid this disappointing situation by always keeping a second controller handy for backup. Western audiences instead got a re-skinned version of Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic. The game is known for being much more hard than its predecessor, while also introducing gameplay features uncommon in the rest of the 2D era of the Super Mario Bros. series, such as backward warp zones and poison mushrooms. 2 was inspired by series creator Shigeru Miyamoto and his team creating more challenging level designs for Nintendo's coin-operated VS. System.

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