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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! Expand
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Sep 24, 2016
    10
    This game has the best music, best level design, and best control of any Mario game. The game is perfect in every single aspect imaginable.This game has the best music, best level design, and best control of any Mario game. The game is perfect in every single aspect imaginable. This game has a ton of replay value and will make you coming back for more. Expand
  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. Jun 4, 2018
    10
    even better than odyssey, the very many creative worlds, feels fantastic to control, beautiful graphics, first game to have yoshi, when I playeven better than odyssey, the very many creative worlds, feels fantastic to control, beautiful graphics, first game to have yoshi, when I play this game I am ready to have a smile on my face for 1 hour, true odyssey did it but it didn't do it with the amount of excitement and creative level design, I strongly recommend buying a SNES classic Expand
  4. 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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  5. Mar 12, 2017
    10
    Just played this through again. In 2016. And, it's still as fun as ever. There isn't much to say about SMW that hasn't already been said. It'sJust played this through again. In 2016. And, it's still as fun as ever. There isn't much to say about SMW that hasn't already been said. It's in contention for the greatest 2D platformer of all time. It's challenging, loaded with secrets, has amazing level design and variety, and it will provide hours of fun over and over again as it's worth revisiting every few years. Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2018
    9
    Even though it didn't push the SNES graphical capabilities to their fullest extent, Super Mario World perfected the 2D Mario formula with funEven though it didn't push the SNES graphical capabilities to their fullest extent, Super Mario World perfected the 2D Mario formula with fun power-ups, superb level design, and more secrets than any platformer that was out at the time. Expand
  7. Jan 19, 2017
    2
    Playing the SNES version on New 3ds for the first time. Some small moments of inspiration in an otherwise uninspired game. After playing SuperPlaying the SNES version on New 3ds for the first time. Some small moments of inspiration in an otherwise uninspired game. After playing Super Mario Brothers 3, level design just does not hold up; too simple and repetitive. Controls are slippery and awkward. I can't help but feel all these positive reviews were written by people who played this as kids, and can't see this game for what it is; a below average platformer. Play SMB3 instead. Expand

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