Pure Nintendo: "I’ll be honest my fellow gamers, this game is HARD. I put this game up as one of my many examples of what is considered “NES Difficult” and sadly, that difficulty may push some people away. Granted it sounds like I’ve been bashing this game throughout the review, but all in all, its still a solid Mario title. Coming from a gamer that has beaten it from 1-1 to D-4, the bragging rights alone feel fantastic. To say that you’ve beaten a game that did not receive a Western release simply due to its difficulty feels very rewarding. It’s almost like a personal test as a gamer. Can you beat a game that at one point was considered to difficult for the American market?"