New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC celebrates 300 billion coin tally

Tuesday, 27th November 2012 05:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A surprise Nintendo Direct released this afternoon, with good news for fans of New Super Mario Bros. 2.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s Mii presented the short communication, which began with a startling statistic: New Super Mario Bros. 2 players worldwide have collected over 300 billion coins since the 3DS title’s launch in Japan at the end of July.

To celebrate, a DLC pack has been released for Japanese users – the Golden Classic Course Pack. The pack will be free from today until January 31 2013, and will cost ¥200 thereafter.

It features a number of classic courses, and Nintendo chose the included levels by consulting fan responses on surveys. The classic courses are Round 1 from the original Mario Bros.; 1-1, 1-2, and 1-4 from Super Mario Bros.; 1-1 and 1-5 from Super Mario Bros. 3. The pack has not been announced for the west as yet.

The Japanese-language presentation is embedded below.



  1. Ireland Michael

    Hilariously, these new levels do nothing but highlight how completely lacking in charm the New Super Mario Bros. titles are in comparison to their older stuff.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    Completely lacking charm and uniqueness that made 3d land great. The game is selling just because of its name imo. Rayman, LBP vita, sound shapes, 3d land feel much better than this.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DonnyKD

    #1 & #2:

    Nostalgia sucking at its finest. And LOL at the 3D game to 2D game comparison and thinking that LBP feels better than NSMB2.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    Have you played LBP Vita at all? Fantastic handheld title with tonnes of variety, innovation and good interesting use of the machines capabilities. All my opinion of course. Try some other opinions …

    LOL indeed.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet


    How’s the core platforming though? Still floaty and imprecise?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    I’ve not got a problem with it. They’ve tightened it up since LBP quite a bit (through LBP2 and then LBPV). It’s not such a precise platformer as Mario in terms of player demands though. It is a hell of a lot of fun though and the variety in what you can do goes well beyond just platforming too.

    It also depends what you are used too. When I first played Mario I had more experience of Superfrog and Sonic. I thought Mario was floaty and imprecise :).

    #6 2 years ago

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