Episode 053 – Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

Episode 053 – Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

Episode 053 – Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are celebrating our anniversary! It’s time to go back to the Mario series, as we’re playing Super Mario Bros. 2 by Nintendo for the NES.

You can manually download this week’s glowing, jumping and vegetable-tossing podcast here or subscribe to the show via the iTunes store. To manually subscribe, use this link in the device / podcast player of choice. You can also follow us on Twitter, or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

As always, if you like the show, support us by buying from Amazon! You can use this link to go to Amazon, and any purchase you make will kick a couple bucks to the show, with no extra cost to you. It’s a win-win!

Want to have an email or comment read on the air? Send us a message on the ole Twitter or Facebook, or, shoot that mail to parentsbasementpodcast@gmail.com.


  • 0:00 – Intro, which has the awesome title theme from the game.
  • 38:00 – Steve may or may not have remembered to put in some tunes from the Minibosses.
  • 46:15 – Emails! We hear from some of our favorite writers of the past year.
  • 1:01:30 – Snifferoo. Todd Brisket has nominated a game that focuses on story, space-shooting and other fun stuff!


– According to Price Charting, Super Mario Bros. 2 retains its value fairly well! The loose cart price is $20, and the box and manual bumps the price up to $37. New-condition copies go for $293. Super Mario Advance ranges from $9.50 to $41.50, since it’s much newer.

– The full Minibosses Super Mario Bros. 2 medley can be found here on YouTube.

– Chris Kohler of Wired has a good long read from 2011 on the secret history of the game.

6 responses

  1. […] – Visiting Portugal anytime soon? You might want to sleep in this Super Mario Bros. themed Airbnb room, then! Story comes courtesy Thrillist. And, check out our past episodes on SMB1 and SMB2! […]


  2. […] – The USgamer team ranks all 30 games in the NES Classic here! Games we’ve covered on YPB: Bubble Bobble, Castlevania, Punch-Out, Tecmo Bowl, Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 2. […]


  3. […] – Supermodel Gisele Bundchen dressed up as Luigi for Halloween, because her SBB was dressed as Mario. Popsugar has the story here, based on her ‘stagrams. (And hey, listen to our shows on Mario 1 and Mario 2 here and here!) […]


  4. […] Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 here. And hey, check out our episodes for the first and second games of that […]


  5. […] – Russ Frushtick and Justin McElroy of Polygon have a cool video on the tangled history and development of Super Mario Bros. 2. We also covered SMB2 on a past show, by the way. […]


  6. […] for this episode comes from chopped material from Super Mario Bros. 2, The Guardian Legend, SimCity, Pitfall, Moon Patrol, the all email edition and the Warcraft […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: