Video Game Ad of the Day: Super Mario Bros. 2 (J)

Nintendo didn’t do a whole lot of print advertising early on, but here’s one;

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Super Mario Bros. 2 was developed and published by Nintendo for the Famicom Disk System in 1986. The game was famously kept away from international audiences for many years due to Nintendo feeling that the game was not much of an improvement over the first game and too difficult for general audiences. The game eventually left Japan in 1993 as Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, debuting in the compilation title Super Mario All Stars. The game made another appearance as a set of bonus levels in Super Mario Bros. DX for the Game Boy Color. It is now available on the Wii Virtual Console. Obviously, this ad originates from Japan.