Originally Posted by sdmfer
Just a quick note, in the wii vc game you dont need to hold the 2 button. When it asks to continue just hit + you will restart from the world you were at. (i know this because I played SMB2 Lost levels for approx 3 hours last night)
We're talking about Super Mario Bros. and not the Japanese release of Super Mario Bros. 2. And what I stated wasn't incorrect. It operates just like the NES original with no changes to the original code for the Virtual Console release.
I even just confirmed it before typing this reply. Hitting just the plus (Start on the NES controller) when you run out of lives beyond world 1 will restart you at 1-1 just like it's supposed to.