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SMB Lost Levels Custom Cover by TuxedoMoroboshi SMB Lost Levels Custom Cover by TuxedoMoroboshi
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).
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:iconflynn1978:
flynn1978 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Neato!
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hipknowtizer87 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
I'm playing this game right now. I'm considering giving up because I found out that there are MORE worlds after 8.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... actually, there's only more worlds after world 8 if you do certain things, so they're just optional bonus levels. World 8-4 does still have the Princess, either way.
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TheWolfBunny Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I am on World 8 in the All-Stars. I'm trying my best to defeat the game.
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LukeTheeMewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
This is amazing! i almost thought it was real! have you ever thought of getting a job as a designer of something?
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And I can't say that I have, but wow, that's really flattering for someone to say. :XD:
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LukeTheeMewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
X3 your welcome.
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VoltzVisual Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I wish The Lost Levels could have been released earlier in the US, the difficulty is the best part of the game!
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya, it really sets it apart from all the other Mario games, but in a good way!
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signothetymes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
excellent, :D i hate that this game hasnt been rerelease elsewhere the closest thing we've gotten is super mario bros deluxe which includes it, and super mario all stars
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there's also the Wii Virtual Console release, but ya, I get what you mean. They never released a standalone, physical copy of the game outside of Japan. =(

I do have a physical copy of the game that works on my NES, though (which is why I made a cover for it to begin with), but it's not exactly an official release.

Anywho, thanks for the comment! :D
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T0misaurus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
The luigi colors are from the great mission to save peach,cool
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! :)
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DarkLuigi-1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I think they over use the Koopas in this game.
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ivang Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
When I played the SNES version for the first time. I thought it was called: "Super Mario Bros. 4: The Lost Levels".
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh heh, nope. HOWEVER... in Japan, Super Mario World is actually known as "Super Mario Bros. 4 - Super Mario World", believe it or not.
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ivang Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I know that Luigi's colors are from that japanese Mario movie. But I thought it would be better if his shirt was green instead of yellow.
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clinteast Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the subtle nod to the Mario Bros. anime.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
I like how you kept the "For Super Players" thing that was on the Japanese box. :) Nice box design.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :D
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clinteast Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must admit that this looks pretty professional.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Dinosaurprince Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
You should read this, might be interested in the unspoken history of Mario Bros 2.

[link]
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a pretty interesting read. I knew most of that stuff already, but it was still an interesting read, nonetheless. However, I did notice one thing that's a bit of a misconception. The article claimed that Super Mario Bros. 2 (our SMB2, that is, of course) was where Luigi got his unique look and was no longer a color-swap of Mario, but this is untrue. The anime movie from which I lifted Luigi's colors for this cover actually had Luigi with his now distinct taller and thinner look (albeit with a different color scheme, of course), and that movie predates our SMB2 (by two years) and even Doki Doki Panic (by one year)! Though our SMB2 was not the first time that Luigi had that distinct look, though, it does seem to be where Luigi's modern color scheme was cemented.

Anywho, thanks for linking that article! As a big fan of Doki Doki Panic and SMB2, I really enjoyed reading that! :)
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Dinosaurprince Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
My guess is the three projects were being worked on at the same time. It takes them years to make games, even back then, so early sketches and stuff were bound to be around. Nintendo most likely forwarded them off to the Animation studio. But who knows, maybe it was vice versa, but either way the exact twin thing ended around that time. Even with Japan's Super Mario 2 Luigi became way different then Mario.
I always figured it was animation and comics that gave Luigi he's personality more then the first 4, or so games he stared in. Mario World was the first time I read about him being a little more cautious, out side of the TV show, or comics. Man for the good old days!
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Ochan32 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Good job. BTW, you may want to check out one of the newer pics in my gallery because it has something to do with this.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. And yes, I have seen that picture to which you are referring. Very nice picture. ;)

You know, when I was little, Super Mario Bros. 2 (our version... the Doki Doki Panic/Super Mario USA one, not the Lost Levels) was my favorite game. I would rent it a lot when I was eight, but I never actually owned it until I was twelve. And yes, even back then I already knew about the whole Doki Doki Panic thing thanks to my Mario Mania Player's Guide. And I remember how I always wanted to play Doki Doki Panic.
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Ochan32 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I actually still have the Mario Mania guide (it's a good drawing reference when I don't feel like searching the internet), actually if I look around my parents house hard enough (or what I call my unofficial storage space) I could probably find all my Nintendo Power Player's Guides.
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GoldenSama Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Writer
SO that's what Lost Levels is! :D

I learned something.

Love the cover, too! :3 Though I'm glad they changed Luigi's color scheme.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not really Luigi's color scheme in that game. Actually, the color schemes for both Mario and Luigi are still exactly the same as they were in the first SMB game, but just to make this cover seem a little bit more unique, I decided to use the color schemes that they had in the 1986 anime movie. :P

And, truthfully, I'm surprised that you didn't already know what the Lost Levels really was, GS! :wow:
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GoldenSama Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Writer
Ooh. I knew that wasn't his color scheme in the game (as I used to have All Stars and have played that game many times) but I thought that was probably his colors in the art from the game box -- the original game box, I mean.

I need to see that movie sometime!

:XD: Nope! This time I had no clue! It's fun to learn, though! :3
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... yes, you do need to see that movie sometime.

Perhaps it'll be added to the ATZ sometime.

Yes... YES!! [/Predacon Megatron]
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GoldenSama Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Writer
:XD: That'd be really awesome. :3
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RaketTH Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks pretty cool! Great Job!
For some odd reason, when I look at Luigi's outfit, I'm reminded of an old Super Mario OVA from either the 80s or early 90s.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :) And indeed, I did use the colors that Luigi wore from the 1986 SMB anime movie. I was wondering if anybody would pick up on that. :P
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DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I HATED THIS GAME IT WAS HARD AS FUCK AND THE RED PLANT GUYS WILL BITE YOUR BALLS EVEN IF YOU STAND ON THE PIPE SO FUCKING HARD MAN I ALREADY BEAT ONCE BUT NEVER AGAIN ILL BEAT IT ANGAIN
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DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
KICK ASS COVER BTW
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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DeathLee28 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you are welcome
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RaketTH Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. And those colors look good on Luigi, even though that movie is the only time I remember him having them.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya, I think that movie is the only time he's ever worn blue and yellow. When I first saw him with those colors, it seemed very odd to me. But now that I've gotten used that color scheme, I actually do think it looks pretty cool. It somehow does fit him. :)
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RaketTH Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It does very well. Especially when you consider Luigi is sorta "yellow" anyway. He's often depicted as scared and/or sad, two emotions that yellow and blue usually represent.
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TuxedoMoroboshi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I never thought about it that way before, but wow, you're right! :XD:
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RaketTH Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just thought about it myself, actually!
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