Shocking Twists In Games That Will Surprise You (SPOILERS) - Super Mario Bros. 2

The ending to Super Mario Bros. 2 gave us some serious trust issues. 

Super Mario Bros. 2

The Super Mario Bros. series is unquestionably one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. Countless iterations of the famous plumber have come and gone, and for the most part, the side-scrolling games play out exactly how you’d expect them to. With one exception… Super Mario Bros. 2. As you play through the game, everything seems normal enough on the surface, yet when you reach the end, there’s a huge surprise waiting for you.

It was all a dream! Yes, it appears as though the entire game took place within Mario’s subconscious mind. This means that the realm of Super Mario Bros. 2 was nothing more than a dream, a concoction of Mario’s imagination. This makes sense, as many of the aspects in Super Mario Bros. 2 feel like Mario’s slumbering realizations, yet we never outright believe this until the end credits. It’s kind of like Inception in a way, a dream within a dream. Nevertheless, we still love Super Mario Bros 2., dream or not, and feel compelled to replay it once more.

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