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  • Summary: During a vacation in Dinosaur Land, Princess Toadstool gets kidnapped, and a spell is cast on the inhabitants of the island. When they stumble upon Yoshi, a young dinosaur, Mario and Luigi learn that Bowser is responsible for the terrible misdeeds. Now, all Yoshis are trapped in magical eggsDuring a vacation in Dinosaur Land, Princess Toadstool gets kidnapped, and a spell is cast on the inhabitants of the island. When they stumble upon Yoshi, a young dinosaur, Mario and Luigi learn that Bowser is responsible for the terrible misdeeds. Now, all Yoshis are trapped in magical eggs that Bowser has hidden throughout seven castles. Many hidden paths aid Mario in making his way to Bowser's castle, completing 74 areas, and finding all 96 exits. Discover items, including a feather that gives Mario a cape that allows him to fly or a flower that shoots fireballs, in layers upon layers of 2-D scrolling landscapes. You can even ride Yoshi and swallow your enemies! Collapse
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Jan 19, 2015
    10
    I may have been a bit crazy with my New Super Mario Bros review, but for this, I will be serious. This game, is the epitome of everything goodI may have been a bit crazy with my New Super Mario Bros review, but for this, I will be serious. This game, is the epitome of everything good in the world.

    Pros:
    Gorgeous 16 bit graphics that hold up perfectly today
    A brilliant soundtrack that is memorable
    Precise gameplay
    Awesome levels
    Has aged much better than some games

    This could possibly be the greatest games I have ever played, I could even say it is the best out of them all! Love this game! So many fond memories.

    10/10
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  2. Jun 28, 2011
    10
    Super Mario World is one of the best 2D platformers of all time, perhaps arguably the BEST. SMW features the best art, level design, music,Super Mario World is one of the best 2D platformers of all time, perhaps arguably the BEST. SMW features the best art, level design, music, game design and gameplay of the 16-bit generation. It also further established the direction of Marios art style and theme that would continue to this day. Even the release of New Super Mario Bros Wii released in 2010 which was essentially a copy of the SMW formula was not better than this masterpiece. SMW is a timeless gem and the first game I will always recommend to those wanting a retro classic of Super Nintendo. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2010
    10
    Super Mario World. Yeah. The very first SNES game and by far tied in #1 with Chrono Trigger. This game is simply amazing. Best Mario gameSuper Mario World. Yeah. The very first SNES game and by far tied in #1 with Chrono Trigger. This game is simply amazing. Best Mario game ever. 96 levels at 300 seconds. Definitly a lot of deaths and practice. But the best. Expand
  4. Jun 2, 2014
    10
    This is a great game for every body I love it do much my childhood loooooooveeee it so much I give this a ten nintendo is very great withThis is a great game for every body I love it do much my childhood loooooooveeee it so much I give this a ten nintendo is very great with games and very good Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2011
    10
    i just thought o this. this is the best 2d mario, and imporoveson the originals before the series went down slightly

    just an irrelevant note,
    i just thought o this. this is the best 2d mario, and imporoveson the originals before the series went down slightly

    just an irrelevant note, ntndo say that 3d land plays likea 2d mario, so i class that s=as a d mario, and its only just not as good (played at h. japan)
    96%

    yeah, lower score, better game stills
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  6. Nov 27, 2011
    9
    Super Mario World was the launching title for the Super Nintendo, with 16-bit colorful visuals, many levels, secrets to discover andSuper Mario World was the launching title for the Super Nintendo, with 16-bit colorful visuals, many levels, secrets to discover and introduced us to Yoshi for the first time. The game also provides unique boss challenges and a catchy soundtrack that will make you hum while you're playing a level. This would have been a perfect 10, but unfortunately I don't have too much nostalgia with this game like I do with Super Mario Bros. 3. Plus there were a couple of tiny nitpicks like the minimal of power-ups or turning back to small Mario when you get hit with a Flower or Cape power-up on. Speaking of Cape Mario, the flying mechanics for it were quite hard to control, which I didn't really care for that power-up that much. Everything else though is well executed, well playable, and well presentable. Super Mario World maybe challenging at times, but no matter what, there's a way to get through the worlds and defeat Bowser once again. It is a must recommend for the Super NES and for the Wii Virtual Console. Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2011
    8
    This game has a better engine and mechanics than Mario 3, but the enemies are more spaced out in levels, so it's much more open. This takesThis game has a better engine and mechanics than Mario 3, but the enemies are more spaced out in levels, so it's much more open. This takes away the difficulty that 3 had, not that 3 was hard to begin with, but this one is even easier. Expand

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