Super Mario Brothers 2 / Yume Kojo:Doki Doki Panic!

(75 votes, average 4.55 out of 5)
Comments (84)
  • Coldguy
    avatar
    :woohoo: RETRO CORNER IS BACK! :woohoo:
  • Guru Larry
    avatar
    Thanks dude, We're also gonna put up the never seen before episodes as well!
  • DrGero  - Déjà vu...?
    avatar
    Ya know, this seems really really familiar. I wonder why? :whistle:

    Still like it.
  • SpazzMaster
    avatar
    You wouldn't by any chance be referring to anything of an "Irate" nature, would you?

    Still, I like it as well. :cheer:
  • The Man in the Tophat
    avatar
    Well now I know, well ok I knew that from reading a magazine a while back but I was reminded.
  • Guru Larry  - re: Déjà vu...?
    avatar
    [quote=DrGero]Ya know, this seems really really familiar. I wonder why? :whistle:

    Still like it.[/quote]

    Well these episodes have been missing for a while after the clusterfuck that was Revver, and they're also missing from a certain other site.

    But I've rejiged them a wee bit.
  • DrGero  - re: re: Déjà vu...?
    avatar
    [quote=Guru Larry]Well these episodes have been missing for a while after the clusterfuck that was Revver, and they're also missing from a certain other site.

    But I've rejiged them a wee bit.[/quote]

    Oh, were they off-line for a while?

    I remember watching them back whenever; hopefully I'll see some episodes I didn't catch the first time around.
  • Guru Larry  - re:
    avatar
    [quote=ZionSuede]Ain't this on Screwattack?[/quote]

    Not this one no.
  • Pat7286
    avatar
    Interesting. I never knew that. I guess that explains why Mario 2 had such a different style than the other games. :side:
  • CrimsonDusk  - Cool investigation
    Yep this little stunt worked back in the day but today I think it won't be a good move. It would affect the sells because the consumers will buy the original version or the one with the most content. Hope to see more new stuff from Larry and Wez.
  • MSH-Hitman
    avatar
    Very interesting. I knew about the Super Mario 2 being differen in USA and Japan, but didn't know Super Mario 2 USA was a port of another game, which makes totally sense at how it was so utterly different to any Mario game.
  • Guru Larry
    avatar
    Thanks guys, yeah the Retro Corners will have loads of facts about games that aren't too well known.
  • Guru Larry  - re: Cool investigation
    avatar
    [quote=CrimsonDusk]Yep this little stunt worked back in the day but today I think it won't be a good move. It would affect the sells because the consumers will buy the original version or the one with the most content. Hope to see more new stuff from Larry and Wez.[/quote]

    Thanks dude, yup plenty more coming up!

    It still happens occasionally, usually they'll slap on a license of a local TV show/comic to help it sell more in some countries, but also in Japan they'll change characters of western games to make them look more anime like.
  • KaiserDragon
    Glad to see Larry and Wez found a new home.
    I love the Top10 and Retro Corners. And look forward to seeing new ones.
  • Lim-Dul
    avatar
    Wow! There are still people out there who don't know that Super Mario Bros. 2 (US/E) was a clone of Doki Doki Panic? (But are actually familiar with SMB2.)

    Truth be told I didn't find the video interesting at all because the SMB2/(Yume Kojo) Doki Doki Panic "controversy" has been discussed for the last 20 years and there are literally dozens of articles and videos about that...

    If you have even the slightest interest in the SMB franchise beyond popping the games into your console you will most likely already have stumbled upon this info - I mean, it really is no big secret and is written black on white in the introductory paragraph to SMB2 on Wikipedia for crying out loud.

    What I'm saying is: I'd rather you covered some topics that haven't been discussed to death already...

    P.S. No, I'm not boasting with my knowledge about retro games here and the fact that I managed to find this cryptic fact in some obscure place - I literally heard about SMB2/Doki Doki Panic on every site and every show dealing with retro games and each time it was presented as a big revelation. At some point this "news" just gets stale.
  • The Brit
    avatar
    Well lets hope New Super Mario bros Wii doess't do the same thing...
  • Zouri
    avatar
    Super Mario Bros USA did add some
    improvements to Doki Doki Panic. Many sprites were given animations(If you look closely, you can notice that the berries don't move in Doki Doki Panic) and Super Mario Bros USA doesn't have waterfalls that can give you seizures. I believe some music was change and a few other things. Anyone know any other changes?
  • MaF
    avatar
    boyan....
    (don't know how to say on eng, but that means that the news are old and everyone's alredy knew it...)
    That's so obvious and so common that even i once upon a time made a video bout that....
  • KaiserDragon  - re:
    [quote=MaF]boyan....
    (don't know how to say on eng, but that means that the news are old and everyone's alredy knew it...)
    That's so obvious and so common that even i once upon a time made a video bout that....[/quote]
    This may be true, but the episode is still very entertaining and in the end that is all that matters.
  • Zanity
    avatar
    Holy sh*t!!! Guru Larry you own man! It was so great watching you on screwattack. TGWTG is juts geting more and more epic with each pasing week. o.O
  • Shinigami
    avatar
    Good to see Guru Larry doing more reviews in here.
  • Guru Larry  - re:
    avatar
    [quote=Shinigami]Good to see Guru Larry doing more reviews in here.[/quote]

    Thanks dude, yup plenty more to come AAANNNDD lots of all new stuff in the pipeline too!
  • ckyvick
    ...doesnt everyone already know about this?
  • 86753ohnine
    I don't think it matters if it was Doki Doki Panic. I had fun with SMB2 when I was a kid. A good game is a good game.
  • amiga1200games  - Ah your stuff never gets old
    avatar
    Ah lovely.
  • Braeden Orr
    avatar
    Ah, the Retro Corner. I've been waiting for it to come to TGWTG. Larry, what can I say? Great vid, as always!

    (Seriously? What else do you expect us to say? ;) )
  • YukoValis  - yeah
    avatar
    Any gamer worth his thumbs figured this out a long time ago, though it's nice to have a nostalgic reminder once in awhile. Honestly I liked our version of Mario 2, ever since I started siding with bowser. So while mario is asleep for a long unannounced time in this adventure, peach is getting "kidnapped" again. When it's time for mario to wake up after beating wart, there are now suddenly koopa kids :)
  • BATZARRO  - I still love you, Mario2/Doki Doki!
    avatar
    Even if you aren't really a Mario game, you where still fun, and still had Miyamoto in there! Come back to me!

    That said, if it all originated on an anime, how come some of the same bad guy's return?
  • Doobious Cannabis  - mario 2 (lost levels) too hard?
    HA! i remember playing lost levels when when it was released on mario all-stars and i beat the living shit outta that game. hell, i thought it was much more fun than the first.
  • DSloveslave
    avatar
    I'm glad that you brought retro corner to TGWTG, but could you put on older retro corners, cause I cant find them all on youtube
  • rattlehead91
    avatar
    You forgot to mention that The Lost Levels was easier than the original game.

    The only real copy of Super Mario Bros. 2 that the Western world has ever been exposed to is on the VC for the Wii. I bought it and it is certainly harder than the first one. It somehow looks worse, too. I don't know how Nintendo managed to pull that off, but it seems to be graphically inferior.
  • MikeJ
    avatar
    When this was on TV wasn't there a final 'GUUUH!' after the end credits?
  • Keroshino  - re: mario 2 (lost levels) too hard?
    avatar
    [quote=Doobious Cannabis]HA! i remember playing lost levels when when it was released on mario all-stars and i beat the living shit outta that game. hell, i thought it was much more fun than the first.[/quote]

    the orginal NES version is hard because you wouldn't be able to tell a death mushroom from a good one...they looked so damn similar D:
Only registered users can write comments!

Follow us on:

Latest Videos

Nash: Hookerween 2014

Watch Video

Accursed Farms: The Last Stand

Watch Video

BB: Live at the Knott House

Watch Video

SJwaC: California Adventure

Watch Video

CJ: Trick R Treat

Watch Video

Shaun: Monstrous October Finale

Watch Video

Lotus: Silent Hill Arcade

Watch Video

Dena: Silent Hill Revelation

Watch Video

LOTD: Zombies vs Robots

Watch Video

Todd: Maniac by Michael Sembello

Watch Video

Leon: RC - Psycho

Watch Video

iRawss: Pray 2

Watch Video

FB: Nightcrawler & Babadook

Watch Video

ChaosD1: Fear Online

Watch Video

Larry: Lost Thundercats VGs

Watch Video

TNChick: Pump 10 Goodpumpkins

Watch Video

Drmmr5: Business 4K

Watch Video

LOTD: Psycho #1-3

Watch Video

Shark Movies: Jurassic Shark

Watch Video

Brad: Halloween 2

Watch Video

MikeJ: Hellraiser Bloodline

Watch Video

Horror Guru: Deadly Spawn

Watch Video

Phelous: HW - Decorations

Watch Video

Mud2MMO: Halloween Ep

Watch Video

RC: Top 6 Best ICP Songs

Watch Video

SJ: Our Fave Halloween Eps

Watch Video

Rerez: 1st Video Game Console

Watch Video

LOTD: Creepshow

Watch Video

NC: Is Sleepy Hollow Brilliant?

Watch Video

Sage: AA - 100th Episode!

Watch Video

Yomarz: Tom and Jerry

Watch Video

Rantasmo: Spook: The Hole

Watch Video

MikeJ: Revenge of the Infomercial

Watch Video

TNchick: Pumpk 9 - Shiver Me Pumpk

Watch Video

Lupa: Radu - Turtle Tunes

Watch Video

Shaun: Monstrous October 25-27

Watch Video

LOTD: Witching Hour 2 &

Watch Video

Linkara: Trial of Peter Parker

Watch Video

Animerica: S1E7 Tenjho Tenge

Watch Video

Blog Categories

What's Up? (144)
Sports (264)
News (284)
Book Reviews (567)
Funny (592)
Top # Lists (784)
Animation (984)
Wrestling (1013)
Movies (1139)
Anime (1161)
Thoughts (1200)
Comics (1288)
Misc Reviews (1344)
Music (1520)
Video Reviews (2016)
Film Review (2826)
Uncategorized (4074)
Video Games (5394)
Old Blogs (15309)