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Golden Classics Level Pack for NSMB2 Released in Japan

by Andrew Brown - November 27, 2012, 6:25 am EST
Total comments: 13

Update: Now coming to North America too!

Relive some retro level dreams in Coin Rush for free!

To celebrate the global tally total of over 300 billion coins, Nintendo has released a special Golden Classics Course Pack for New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan.

The pack will feature rearranged levels from Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. (levels 1-1, 1-2 and 1-4) and Super Mario Bros. 3 (1-1 and 1-5), with new features and secrets to fit in with the Coin Rush theme.

Satoru Iwata revealed through a Chotto Nintendo Direct that the pack will be free to all players until January 31 of next year. After that, the pack will cost 200 yen to download.

There has currently been no announcement of the pack becoming available outside of Japan just yet, but as with the previous packs, an international release should follow soon.

UPDATE: Nintendo of America announced this morning that these levels would also be coming for free in North America.

Nintendo Rewards Fans for Amassing 300 Billion Gold Coins Worldwide in New Super Mario Bros. 2

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Owners Get Free Downloadable Coin Rush Course Pack Based on Classic Games

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo fans worldwide have amassed a mountain of more than 300 billion gold coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS system, and the tally continues to climb. To reward players for hitting this massive milestone, Nintendo is offering a free pack of Coin Rush courses that game owners can download wirelessly within the game at no extra charge (broadband Internet access is required).

The free Gold Classics Pack was inspired by games like Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3, and includes three new courses that can be played in Coin Rush mode. Players can test their skills, then share and challenge other players’ records through the StreetPass feature. The Gold Classics Pack is now available and will be free for a limited time to New Super Mario Bros. 2 owners. Starting Feb. 1, 2013, the pack will be available to purchase for $2.50 in the United States. A variety of other downloadable Coin Rush course packs are available for purchase through the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game.

“Nintendo fans have once again demonstrated their passion for the Super Mario Bros. franchise,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The Gold Classics Pack is just one small way for us to thank players for their dedication. We’re all eager to see just how high that coin tally can get.”

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the side-scrolling follow-up to the smash-hit original. It challenges players to complete levels while collecting as many coins as possible. Every level is littered with gold coins, and players will find numerous power-ups and bonuses to help them collect even more coins. It’s the first hand-held Super Mario Bros. game that lets two players play through the entire game together as Mario and Luigi. The game is available in stores, or can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop for $39.99 in the United States.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

For more information about New Super Mario Bros. 2 and how to download the free Gold Classics Pack, visit http://newsupermariobros2.nintendo.com.



Funny, this is the one level pack I'd probably pay for. Still, I hope the rest of us get it free as well. :-)

AVNovember 27, 2012

This is lovely, I spent tons of money on video games lately so I want this but really can't afford the pay so this seems perfect for me . Free DLC is great and nostalgic levels like this are epic win . I hope this is it for nsmb2 DLC this year so they can somehow sync DLC with nsmb u and have level packs work on both games . Some of these levels would be a blast 5 player on Wii u

KITT 10KNovember 27, 2012

To not have it for free to other regions, (even if was to be for one day only), is stupid and unfair to those outside of Japan. Now, that being said, I'm also hoping for it to be released here in the U.S. as well as other locations too.

AdrockNovember 27, 2012

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

Funny, this is the one level pack I'd probably pay for. Still, I hope the rest of us get it free as well. :-)

Same here. While I think the pricing of the DLC level packs are pretty fair, the actual game had enough content for me and I already moved on to Paper Mario. The only thing I haven't done is get 1 million coins.

Disco StuNovember 27, 2012

NOA just tweeted that this is available in North America as well!

KITT 10KNovember 27, 2012

SWEET!!! Guess I should've held off on my last post for a little.

HeyItsMeNovember 27, 2012

I'm not complaining about free levels. But really use the old super mario music. I can't stand that music

AdrockNovember 27, 2012

I don't hate the NSMB music; they're just not very memorable. The music really doesn't hold a candle to the music in pretty much every other Mario series in existence. The menu music in NSMB2 is the only one I remember and I'll probably forget it soon enough.

Disco StuNovember 27, 2012

Yeah I don't hate the NSMB music either, it's just gotten really old.  I mean it used to be that every new Mario game had completely new music from the ground up.

These levels are fantastic.

slim1980November 27, 2012

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KITT 10KNovember 27, 2012

As am I! Thanks for adding me slim98! As for those who haven't added me and are also looking for more friends my ID is KITT_10k.

AVNovember 27, 2012

Quote from: NWR_Neal

These levels are fantastic.

I agree. It was not only nostalgic but great exploration and so many coins. Had a blast finding new areas and places that didn't lead to the same as before

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