I’m now the proud owner of a complete set of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins! Mario Land 2 is one of my favorite Mario games, and a highly underrated one at that. This game marked the first appearance of Mario’s childhood rival, Wario. While not as expansive as Super Mario World, this was the perfect portable Mario game; an improvement over its predecessor in many ways. And who could forget the music?!
I never owned the game as a kid, and played it for the first time on Virtual Console, yet despite having no nostalgia for it, I absolutely loved the game. It has a pure fun feel to it, with its six themed worlds to travel.
Here are some noteworthy pictures of the manual. I find it funny how nonchalant Mario is about getting his castle stolen. I love how his castle never shows up again. It’s as if he only wants it when Wario does. If you haven’t played the game, I highly recommend at least trying it on the VC! It’s a blast!