Inspiration is a common place in the main Super Mario series. Ever since the first game in the Super Mario series, Mario has taken much inspiration from his past games with each new instalment. One of these games being Super Mario Bros 2 in Super Mario 3D World. Some may say it is a simple nod to Mario's past, some may say it is simply a great way to expand upon the gameplay. Yet there is another idea no one has given much thought. What if Super Mario 3D World is a prequel to Super Mario Bros 2?