Still have more games that I need to make covers for if my game shelf is to become more attractive looking. And yes, there is a way to play Japanese NES games (or rather, Famicom games) on an American NES. Actually, there's several ways. The way I do it is needless and expensive, but it's the most awesome way... as it involves modifying the game, not the system, so that my Japanese games will play on anybody's NES.
But, enough about that. What we have here is a cover for Super Mario Bros. 2 and... wait, are you confused? Well, what we in the West call Super Mario Bros. 2 is actually not the real Super Mario Bros. 2, but rather a Mario-ified version of a game called Doki Doki Panic. Our SMB2 was later released in Japan as Super Mario USA. While we did get rereleases on the SNES (Super Mario All-Stars), Game Boy Color (Super Mario Bros. Deluxe), and Wii (Virtual Console), we never actually did get the real SMB2 back in the NES days. However, in most of the rereleases, so as to lessen confusion, the Japanese SMB2 is referred to as Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels. And that's your history lesson for today.
And now, for those that wish to make use of this cover, it's time for me to copy and paste the usual info...Just click on download to get the full size version, then print it out! It fits perfectly in a Universal Game Case (available at places like Media Shelving and The Video Store Shopper (though, unfortunately, you can only buy UGCs in bulk of 100 cases rather than individually)). Heh, also you need to do a little modding inside the case to fit NES games (though no effort is required at all to fit SNES, Genesis, or N64 games).