Good Game: Super Mario World (SNES)

A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Super Mario World a 1992 platforming game developed by Nintendo EAD, and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The story follows Mario’s quest to save Princess Toadstool and Dinosaur Land from the series’ antagonist, Bowser, and his children, the Koopalings. Gameplay is similar to that of earlier entries in the series; players control Mario, or his brother Luigi, through a series of levels to stop Bowser. The game also introduces Yoshi, a dinosaur who can eat enemies with his tongue.

The game’s lead director was Takashi Tezuka. It is the first entry in the Super Mario series developed for the SNES, and was designed to make the most of the console’s advanced features. The development team was given more freedom in creating the game compared to previous Nintendo Entertainment System games. The character Yoshi had been conceptualised during the development of the previous games but was not used due to hardware limitations.

Super Mario World was a critical and commercial success. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling game on the SNES. It has been re-released many times, first as part of the 1994 compilation release Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World on the SNES, and on the Game Boy Advance as Super Mario Advance 2 in 2001. The game’s popularity also inspired a short-lived animated television series and a direct sequel, Yoshi’s Island, which was released in 1995. It was later re-released as a Virtual Console title for the Wii, Wii U, and New Nintendo 3DS consoles, in addition to the Nintendo’s Super NES Classic Edition.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 17 minutes of the game.


Super Mario World Gameplay.

Developer: Nintendo EAD.
Publisher: Nintendo.
Platform: Super Nintendo.
Release : 21st November 1990 (JP), 13th August 1991 (NA), 11th April 1992 (EU).
Genre: Platforming.