Published on October 2nd, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Gets Coin Rush Content at a Price
Nintendo has long tussled with the thought of bringing additional content to its titles. For the most part, its games come complete at launch, not offering much more else to be sought after during a games lifespan.
“Nintendo fans have really enjoyed the fun and competition of Coin Rush Mode, recently surpassing more than 100 billion total coins collected worldwide,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “These new packs offer completely new levels that fit into the New Super Mario Bros. 2 world, but offer new challenges that will keep players coming back for more.”
The New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush Mode launched with the intent to bring more content to challenge friends and others via SpotPass. We knew this content would come in the form of “new levels” that you could challenge your friends to, not to mention others via online leaderboards. While this may seem like a great additive to the games replay value, they couldn’t have done it in a more confusing way.
The breakdown for the content may seem simple to some, but to the impatient species known as the “gamer” it seems like it should have been a bit more blatant.
The first set of content that will drop will launch October 4th, which is just two days away. This content will have three options to it. You can download the full pack for $7.50. This gives you three different packs for one price vs. paying $2.50 per individual package–which equals out to the exact same amount? If you ask me, it should have been grouped into one package anyways without having to break down each individually.
I could see how those without additional storage space might have griped about it being wrapped all together. Even so, I’m guessing you’d still have to go back and delete files not wanted anymore as you master each set of levels, so why not just get them all at once–end of story?
Here is the breakdown of what you can expect from each from the official Coin Rush Mode pack:
Gold Rush Pack: Fun new courses that give novice players the best chance to collect lots of gold, and veterans the chance to set even higher Coin Rush records.
Coin Challenge Pack A: The New Super Mario Bros. 2 website will track the rankings based on the scores for this pack, enabling players to measure their scores against other tallies from around the world in these more open courses.
Nerve-Wrack Pack: Intense new courses designed for veteran players looking for new challenges.
Stay on the lookout for more content packs. Nintendo plans on dropping another at the end of October and November of this year. Hopefully a better formula for release will dawn by those dates.