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New course updated to OP.  This is the third in my ongoing "Mario Plays NES" series.  The first game in the series, "Mario Plays NES Games", exploded in popularity not long after I uploaded it.  It still remains my most successful course ever with over 100 Likes (124) from nearly 700 Players (685) on almost 1400 attempts (1399).  The sequel, "Mario Plays NES Games Too", was uploaded less than 3 weeks later and was also well received.  Among my uploaded courses, it garnered the 3rd most Likes (15), 4th most Players (96), and 5th most Attempts (326). But, it clearly did not receive nearly the high level of praise and attention as the original.  So, even though I did originally plan to continue the series, I ended up putting it on the back burner for a while as I focused on other creations. 

However, with the new "Final" update having been released which introduced the SMB2 mushroom power-up, I began tinkering with recreations of Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) 1-1.  Having uploaded a recreation of it and a Deluxe version, I got the idea to add Super Mario Bros 2 to the "Mario Plays NES" series.  Not wanting to lazily just redo SMB2 1-1 again, I opted for inclusion of 1-2.  It fully includes 3 entries into Subspace, entry into both Vases, and an upgraded Birdo (Wendy) fight which includes a Bill Blaster that shoots out Beetle Shells to represent Eggs that can be thrown back to damage Birdo.  1-2 was also a logical choice, but it allowed the incorporation of the Cursed Key into the level which summons Phanto.

While I was creating the course, I had to think of 2 single screen games that would fit in with the concept.  I opted for a single screen of NES "Golf" where you use a Beetle Shell as the Golf Ball.  There is a Spring that circles the "Green", and you have time your "Putt" so that your "Golf Ball" meets the Spring in the center of your "Accuracy Meter". 

Having done this, I realized that I had completed Story Mode in Super Mario Maker 2, but never unlocked the Gameboy Super Ball Flower.  So, I went back into Story Mode, and this time completed all the End Game missions and unlocked it.  I then used the Superball Flower as the theme for a "Donkey Kong 3" inspired course.  You play as Stanley the Bugman, and the Superball is your bug spray.  Boom Boom fills in as Donkey Kong again (reprising his role as the captured DK in my Donkey Kong Jr level in "Mario Play NES Games Too").  And there are Pipes filling in as the Beehives which release Cheep Cheeps as "Bugs".  There is a forced damage section (a vertical line of Donut Blocks that pass through Grinders) at the exit of this level, so that you cannot take the Superball powerup back into Mario's House.

Mario Plays NES Games 3

Course ID: VGR-63W-WWG

Description: Mario returns home to enjoy three more classic NES games on his Nintendo Entertainment System. Turn the NES on and hop inside the TV to play a hole in "Golf", and also play a level of "Donkey Kong 3", and "Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)"

Likes: 1

Played By: 2

Clears: 1

Attempts: 4

Clear Rate: 25.00%

World Record: 4:08.806 (-iju6)

Uploaded: 5/13/2020