All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros
All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. was an interesting giveaway tied into the popular radio broadcast "All Night Nippon" that is still airing to this day. At the time of its release, it's said that 3000 copies were raffled out to various winners on the program. Due to this, the game is one of the rarest and hardest to find for the Famicom Disk System. However, the actual gameplay doesn’t vary much from Super Mario Bros. or Super Mario Bros. 2. The worlds consist of levels from both games in different order, with slight tweaks to item locations. The biggest changes, however, are the graphics The story is roughly the same as Super Mario Bros., though the setting was changed from the Mushroom Kingdom to the Viva Kingdom (on account of the subtitle of the radio show at the time being "Viva Young"). While other celebrities have been captured by the Koopas, Sunplaza Nakano gets tricked by a fake Koopa submission to the "business rush phantom" segment. This was apparently a show where they 80s-style flash-mobbed dying businesses like a ramen shop. To that end, Sunplaza heads out to Koopa's place, thinking it’s some kind of business, only to subsequently be turned into a Goomba (with all enemies of this type being replaced with a sprite of Nakano). Various members of the All Night Nippon group are incorporated either as replacements for enemies, or as the Toads that are rescued at the end of each castle. Princess Peach now wears a geisha outfit, Piranha Plants are changed to Tamori, mushrooms are replaced by microphones in the backgrounds, the Fuji TV logo is displayed on the flag at end of levels (as well as replacing the axe behind Bowser), and the Starman is changed into a Hiranya, which is a symbol popularized by the Japanese radio show Young Paradise. Most of the graphics from Super Mario Bros 2. are carried over except the bricks, but World 1 now takes place at night. The gameplay, meanwhile, is based on Super Mario Bros. 2 instead of the original SMB. With that in mind, you pick from Mario or Luigi at the beginning, with each featuring different jumping and speed mechanics. Oddly enough, the wind from SMB 2 has been removed. World 4-4 and 6-4 have had their maze routes altered, as well. At first, All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. was planned to be a limited commemorative present of only the aforementioned initial 3000 copies. Due to the huge fan response, though, a limited quantity was made available a second time. These were sold directly by Nippon Broadcasting for 3500 yen, meaning you could actually order it instead of winning it. It’s hard to say how many copies were sold, though.