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A Link Between Worlds
 
 

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Super Mario World review

The Super Mario Bros. series is one of the most popular in the world, and one of the most popular in gaming history. Even today, it's still one of the most known series in gaming. Super Mario World burst onto the scene as a new type of Mario platformer, keeping up the legacy that the Super Mario Bros. series started.

Like its predecessor, Super Mario World revolves around Mario saving Princess Peach after she's been captured, no surprise. It's the classic storyline that's made Mario great. Unlike most of Mario's previous games, it does not take place in the Mushroom Kingdom, whereas it takes place in a new world called Dinosaur Land.

Super Mario World is a new platformer, but it retains the classic style of Mario. It's still a side-scrolling game to the right, but with new features. Yoshi, a dinosaur who tries to help his fellow dinosaurs from being captured by Bowser, gives this game a new element to the Game Play. Yoshi can reach further differences with tongue. Different color Yoshi's have different abilities, whether it be flying or spitting out fire. There's not too many changes otherwise from the previous games in terms of Game Play, but with its simplicity, SMW is easy and fun to play.

Visually, Super Mario World is one of the greatest games on the SNES. Mario's back with a new style, and being in a different world gave Nintendo tremendous opportunities for new level designs. Each level looks great and done with detail. Even each enemy or character - everything's smooth and visually pleasing.

We all know the Super Mario Bros. theme. We can play it in our heads, identify it, hum it, etc. Same goes with the Super Mario World theme. The music in this game is great and memorable, and there's not very many tracks that I would consider to be bad. Each sound effect is on cue with the game's action, and the musical score is just great all around.

96. That's how many exits to the levels are in Super Mario World. Even if a player's beaten the game, they have plenty to replay when they're finished. Trying to find all the exits and having so many different levels gives Super Mario World a great replay ability. The game has some challenge in it as well, so it's going to take some time for some players to get through a second time. With all the different places to explore, there's plenty for players to do after their first completion of the game.

Overall, Super Mario World is a classic game. Everyone knows about it, most people like it. It's not quite the level of a Super Mario Bros. or a Super Mario Bros. 3, but with its good looks, sound, gameplay and replay ability, it's one to be remembered.

Overall Score: 9.0/10