I'm sure you probably wonder at a point why Super Mario Bros. 2 USA version looked different than the first game. It's simply because the creators in Japan thought that the actual Super Mario Bros. 2 was in fact too hard for Americans. I decided to try out the game myself and get Super Mario Allstars on Wii Virtual Console which this game. My honest opinion on this game is that, yes this game is really hard! I'm currently on 4-4. I've died nearly 500-1,000 times on some levels. I continue to play this game because today's games aren't challenging enough. Yes, they are fun to play online with friends and family but I'm sure a good challenge never hurt anyone. So,if you are up for a challenge I recommend this game.