Super Mario World

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North American box art.

Super Mario World is an action adventure platformer developed and published by Nintendo in 1990 as the first Mario game to be released for the SNES.

I first saw this game at a friend's house who had already beaten the game shorty after getting his SNES. I was immediately enamored with it and wanted my own SNES, which I got that following Christmas.

Status

I own this game and have completed all 96 exits in the game.

Review

  • Overall: 9/10
  • Best Version: SNES

Good

  • The sprites are wonderfully detailed and cute, the backgrounds are beautiful and unobtrusive, and the music is fantastic.
  • The game-play is perfect. Great character control and camera panning.
  • There is a wide variety of monsters and hazards, each fitting to its environment.
  • The addition of the hidden Star Road, allows players to choose to beat the game quickly, but those who wish to play each stage can still do so.
  • Multiple exits for each level was a great idea and added a lot of play time.
  • Yoshi is a wonderful side kick, and adding colored Yoshis with intrinsic abilities was a great idea too.
  • Koji Kondo composed another amazing soundtrack for this game.
  • The game has a great ending.

Bad

  • The engine has a few minor bugs that rarely manifest.
  • Some of the optional levels are frustratingly tough.
  • I don't get why the spin jump prevents Mario from being damaged by spinies and chainsaws.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

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