Super Mario World, or Super Mario Bros. 4 in Japan is a platformer developed and published by Nintendo launched as a bundle title for the SNES/Super Famicom. It was developed by Nintendo EAD, led by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. The game depicts Mario and Luigi trying to save Dinosaur Land from Bowser, the series' main antagonist. It introduced new power ups, and also Yoshi, the riding mount and loyal sidekick/pet of Mario's, who would continue to appear in the later games of the series.
The game was a commercial succes, selling more that 20 million copies globally. It was re-released multiple times, first as a part of Super Mario All-Stars in 1994, then it was ported to the GBA and then again for the Wii Virtual Console in 2007.
The game follows Mario as he traverses several differently themed worlds, fighting against the minions of Bowser to once again rescue Princess Peach. Super Mario World first introduced Yoshi the dinosaur, who has since become a favorite among fans and went on to star in his own games, such as Yoshi's Story, Yoshi Topsy-Turvy, and Yoshi Touch & Go.
Mario can ride Yoshi in all stages of the game except for castles and fortresses, and can make Yoshi shoot out his long tongue to snare and eat enemies. Super Mario World also introduced the cape power-up, which allows Mario to fly and glide in a slightly different manner than he did in the previous game, Super Mario Bros. 3.
Super Mario World was the first game to give the player a reward for completing Star Road (all of the starting 5 and subsequently-unlocked 8 bonus levels). Once this is accomplished, the player may replay the game in EXTRA mode, in which several enemies' sprites are changed and the over world's color scheme changes. For instance, once-brown "Chocolate Island" turns green, while the green grass in other areas changes to brown, as does the green forest.
Development & Reception
Creator Shigeru Miyamoto has said conflicting things about Super Mario World, ranging from a feeling that the game's development (said to take 29,000 man hours to program) was rushed in order to more immediately compete with Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog to a 2010 interview with USA Today where the legendary creator cited SMW as his favorite in the series.
Super Mario World was a North American launch game for Nintendo's 16-bit SNES in August 1991. The game launched alongside other SNES launch titles that included F-Zero and Pilotwings. The original version was released in 1990, alongside the Super Famicom launch. The game was well-received at release and would eventually go on to sell over 20 million copies, worldwide.
World 1: Yoshi's Island
World 2: Donut Plains
World 3: Vanilla Dome
World 4: Forest of Illusion
World 5: Chocolate Island
World 6: Bowser's Valley
Bonus World: Star World/Star Road
Bonus World: Special World
Yoshi also had his share of power-ups, which he got via eating colored shells which gave him special abilities such as flying, spitting out fireballs, and more.
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
This game is an almost identical port of Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo, but there are some changes. Some of the minor differences that were made for this version on the Game Boy Advance were the ability to slightly move the camera and additional noises that Mario and Luigi make.
Yoshi coins were also included in every level, while Yoshi coins previously appeared only in certain levels in the original version. In addition to that, you can save your progress after each level, making it more convenient to play a little here and there on the GBA, you can also check how much of the game you have completed. The Life counter was increased to 1000 lives.
In addition to the video game, there was also a TV show based on the game with the same name in 1991 and It was also the third and final Mario cartoon in the series (The other two are The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3). The show was produced by Nintendo in association with DiC Entertainment. The series span only thirteen episodes and it took place in Dome City in the TV series. The cast of characters include Oogtar, Yoshi, and the Mario Bros. This was also the second show to feature the Koopalings in the series. Each one of the 13 episodes has a song that corresponds to the troubles that they cause during the episode. For example: If Mario and Yoshi were playing football against the Koopalings, then the song that corresponds to "The Yoshi Shuffle" is called "Fight to the Finish". This chart shows the episode and the song that plays in the episode.
|Gopher Bash||Cheatsy's Life|
|Fire Sale||Kootie Pie Rap|
|The Yoshi Shuffle||Fight to the Finish|
|Mama Luigi||Looking for You|
|The Wheel Thing||Motor City, Here We Come|
|Rock TV||Ready To Go|
|Send in the Clown||The Greatest Show in the World|
|Ghosts 'R' Us||There's a Wizard, Here Tonight|
|King Scoopa Koopa||Keep on Running|
|The Night Before Cave Christmas||Rockin' With the Sleighbells|
|Party Line||Listen to the Grapevine|
|Born to Ride||Time to Get Wild|
|A Little Learning||Rockin' the High School|