Back in the late 80's, controversial sequels were made to popular video games that were very different from the originals: The Adventures of Link, Simon's Quest, and of course Super Mario Brothers 2.
The story is that Mario had a dream about this dream world and when he woke up, he went to a cave near his house and it was the place in his dream.
Story: 8 out of 10
There have been games with much better and more detailed stories, but it is a nice change from the usual save the princess plot.
Graphics: 9 out of 10
I know you want to say that the graphics are terrible by today's standards, but considering when this was made, the graphics are very well done.
Play control: 7 out of 10
The play control for each character is different so it takes some getting used to unless you play through the entire game with just one character. Mario is the well-rounded basic character with no real advantages or disadvantages. Luigi jumps VERY high, but it makes landing difficult at first and doesn't improve his jumping distance much over Mario's. Toad can barely jump, but he can stop on a dime, making landing easier. The Princess is the same as Mario, but she can float, giving her great jumping distance.
Music/sound: 6 out of 10
The music is better and less repetitive than the first game, but the sound effects are almost exactly the same.
Gameplay and replay value: 7 out of 10
The gameplay is different from most of the other games in the series because jumping on enemies doesn't work and you have to throw stuff at them, which can make the game harder. The replay value is the same as the other games in the series: It's fun to play a few times and look for all the secrets, but does get boring after a while.
Overall: 7 out of 10
It's not the best of the series, but it's still a good game. I think you can get it at Funcoland for a few bucks so pick it up if you want to complete your collection of Mario games or if you just want a good game to play.