15Bombing Bricks Like A Boss
In the three years between the first and second installment of NES’s Mario games, bombs had really become a fan favorite thanks to games such as The Legend of Zelda and Mighty Bomb Jack. Miyamoto would be a fool to
not capitalize on this for the plumber’s adventures. Nintendo had the unique idea of placing their bombs underground, paving the way for the bomb flowers found later in Ocarina of Time.
In Super Mario Bros. 2, bombs aren’t just a novelty but a necessity to destroy walls that bar your path from progressing further. In some cases, you find yourself holding the bomb only to release it just before going off in your hands — nerve racking, but fun nonetheless. In the third installment, there are bombs but only in the form of kamikaze little psychopaths named Bob. A disappointing omission from Super Mario Bros. 3.