Additional Downloadable Content (DLC) arrived Thursday for New Super Mario Bros. 2 following the Nintendo Direct announcement. This release features two packs: Gold Mushroom Pack and Coin Challenge Pack B. Once again leaderboards are available for the Challenge Pack and another set of stages is scheduled to come out in November.
Compared to the previous DLC from earlier in October, the difficulty increases for the coin collecting in the Gold Mushroom Pack and the Coin Challenge tosses new challenges to players to overcome. The Gold Mushroom Pack features many blocks and pipes containing the golden fungi to boost the coin counter. Coin Challenge Pack B offers runs through a ghost house with timed blocks, and comets and coins hurling toward the ground.
Gold Mushroom Pack has a difficulty of 2 out of 5 stars, a bit more challenging than the Gold Rush Pack. It’s a good idea to keep the Super Leaf active while swinging and taking the flying blocks to higher levels in the first stage. Above the midpoint is a pipe leading to many gold mushrooms that bounce along the jelly-like mushroom top. The second level is a two-tiered ice level that has a gold flower toward the beginning to help make bricks golden. Avoid the next to last pipe on the bottom tier; it will give flight toward the middle of the flag pole, voiding the opportunity to double the coin value by hitting the top. The third stage is a good place to make use of the Gold Flower in the inventory as destroying Piranha Plants yields a Golden Mushroom from the nearby yellow pipes. Toward the end, make good use of the Gold Ring, the Green Koopa Paratroopa and the line of Piranha Plants; the yellow pipes will only deliver the goods if all of the pipe dwellers are destroyed.
Coin Challenge Pack B is ranked 3 out of 5 stars, falling in line with the difficulty of Coin Challenge Pack A. The first stage is a ghost house with invisible blocks and disappearing and reappearing blocks that requires precise timing to complete the stage. Along the way a room filled with Boos and two Gold Rings and another room with coins spewing while dancing atop the reappearing blocks will provide opportunities to grab many coins until time is close to a finish. The second stage is filled with Gold Rings that will cause the Bullet Bills to leave coin trails. If an additional Gold Flower is needed, the hidden area will have one ready upon grabbing the eight red coins. In level three, in addition to rocks, coins of varying values fall from the sky. A few opportunities arise to maximize the coins to collect in this stage including blocking the sky using a P-switch while coins spring from the bottom of the level.
Collecting all the Star Coins in the Coin Rush packs isn’t required to achieve a high coin count, but it’s never a bad idea to explore the levels thoroughly to find every possible way to get the full value of the pack.
Gold Mushroom Pack and Coin Challenge Pack B were released as DLC in North America Oct. 25, 2012.
More information about the DLC for New Super Mario Bros. 2 is available at http://newsupermariobros2.nintendo.com/coin-rush/ as well as the leaderboard for Coin Challenge Pack A and B.
A review over New Super Mario Bros. 2 on Hai 5 Cheese is available at https://hai5cheese.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/3ds-review-new…r-mario-bros-2/.
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