"Oh noes! Bowser, probably because Mario was too busy thinking about his tennis tour, nabbed Princess Peach again. New Super Mario Bros. 2 treads familiar territory and begs the question where is the Princess’ frying pan?
All of this is a setup for Mario to jump around the Mushroom Kingdom and stomp on the Koopalings. World 1 is a grassy area, World 2 is a desert stage, World 3 has swimming, and, of course, there is an ice area. New Super Mario Bros. 2 has most of the elements from Super Mario Bros. 3 including the Super Leaf which lets Mario fly. Mario needs to get a running start and since the game has tight controls you might find yourself sprinting through one of Bowser’s forts. Frog suits and Hammer Bros. suits are unfortunately out of fashion.", writes Siliconera.