I remember as a kid when I saw Super Mario Bros 2 for the first time. I didn’t believe it was actually real, and thought the kid who told me that he had it was lying. When he invited me over, my mind was blown. It seemed so new, so beautiful. The fact you could choose your character blew my mind. They haven’t had a proper Mario game since that you could choose your characters like you could in SMB2.
I am aware that Super Mario 2 was originally Doki Doki adventure in other parts of the world, and updated for American audiences, but enough of the characters and enemies have made it into the following games to make it a proper entry in the series. I gave the princess a golden crown instead of the color from the original sprite that was the same as the skin tone.
I originally made these for the Christmas Perler 2013 collection. I was going to have them all holding xmas presents in their hands, but changed my mind and just fused them without so I could free up space on my workstation.