Although the Nintendo Direct in October revealed the third installment of DLC for New Super Mario Bros. 2 would be released at the end of November, the release instead came Dec. 5, 2012, with the fourth and final release following on Dec. 20. The two packs released in the third installment includes Coin Challenge Pack C and Platform Panic Pack, which happen to rank quite a bit higher on the difficulty scale compared to the recent free DLC the week before. The final installment of the DLC includes Mystery Adventures Pack and Impossible Pack, the latter which is so difficult, does not include a star to indicate difficulty.
Level 2 of the Coin Challenge Pack C has a mini pipe at the top of the first section.
Coin Challenge Pack C ranks with a difficulty of three stars. The first stage in this pack allows the player to grab many coins by using each type of power-up in the game. The first section makes use of the Super Star, followed by the Super Leaf, Mega Mushroom and the Mini Mushroom. The second stage involves a trek through a pyramid, but the top path through the mini pipe should yield a better coin outcome compared to the lower path, if still Mini Mario. Once through the pipe though, use the Gold Flower in reserve to maximize the profits from the bricks and Gold Mushrooms. The third stage is best suited for use with the Gold Flower, which can be accessed near the first Star Coin. Many of the walls of the volcano interior are lined with bricks that would otherwise be difficult to generate the coins and Gold Mushrooms.
Nintendo announced Nov. 22 that New Super Mario Bros. 2 players had reached 300 billion coins in its global coin counter, which is tallied through the 3DS’s spotpass feature. In recognition of the achievement, classic levels based on the original Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 were released and available to players free through the shop that can be accessed in the game through Feb. 1, when the pack can be bought for $2.50.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 recently received the Gold Classics Pack for download. Featured is the bonus area from Super Mario Bros. 1-1.
The newly released pack Gold Classics Pack is the sixth DLC (downloadable content) pack released for NSMB2 for the 3DS. The pack has a difficulty rating of 1 out of 5 stars with a goal of 30,000 coins (maxing out the course coin counter). The levels, despite being in the Coin Rush mode offers plenty of opportunities to delay the player from reaching a time over. Between the levels, players can increase time with two midway-point flags offering an additional 100 seconds apiece, 65 10-second clock and 4 50-second clocks. The total time for the courses could reach 1350 seconds on the timer, which means every course could be thoroughly explored.
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.
Stage 2 of the Coin Challenge B Pack features Banzai Bills leaving coin trails after touching a Gold Ring.
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.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS has new levels to play in its Coin Rush mode through Downloadable Content (DLC). Nintendo recently released three packs containing three levels apiece, each following a different theme. The Coin Challenge Packs have leaderboards online for global competition. More have been announced and will be released in the upcoming months.
The beginning of the first level in Coin Challenge Pack A.
Upon unlocking Coin Rush and receiving the Spot Pass that the Shop has been opened, players can choose packs to continue with new challenges. The Gold Rush Pack contains courses filled with Goombas, Cheep Cheeps and Twomps with plenty of coins. The Coin Challenge Pack A (the first of the challenge packs) features levels with lots of pipes, switch platforms and tons of Sledge Bros. The appropriately named Nerve-Wrack Pack contains a P-switch-based level, jumping atop Koopa Paratroopas over giant lava pits and bullet bills in a cannon-type stage.