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#1 Posted by Soopy (49 posts) -

I say Super Mario World...yup, way better.

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#2 Posted by Snake_Eyes_Ex (36 posts) -

It's close for me, but I gotta go WORLD.

The short levels really do Super Mario 3 in verus World for  me. I love the length and challenge of the later levels of World. While I prefer the Tanooki suit and Raccoon tail, I can't pick 3 over World. I now I'm in the minority, but I don't care.

I wish they would put Super Mario All-Stars on Virtual Console.

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#3 Posted by SarazinRuin (161 posts) -

Super Mario All-Stars + World.

Id buy that.

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#4 Posted by Charles (103 posts) -

Oh wow! I'm going with super mario world... I enjoyed and played it a lot more

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#5 Posted by jma (5 posts) -

Two awesome games, but SMW is my favorite.

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#6 Posted by Gerbil (8 posts) -


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#7 Posted by Pikachu (449 posts) -

Super Mario World, I've never played 3.

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#8 Posted by AdrenalinDragon (44 posts) -

Probably Super Mario 3 but I loved Super Mario World as well. I'd say Super Mario 3 has the edge, as I grew up with it longer than SMW because of All-Stars.

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#9 Posted by KiLL3r (106 posts) -

Both awesome games but my personal Favorite was part 3. All the transformation, items, and levels are what made super mario 3 a superior game.

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#10 Posted by Feanor (1440 posts) -

Super Mario World is defiantly my favorite of the two.  Yoshi makes the game a little easy at some times though.

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#11 Posted by HazBazz (1924 posts) -

Mario World, best game eve made

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#12 Posted by Dead_Pixel (39 posts) -

Wow...two games that can truly be called classics.

I'd have to give the nod to SMB3.......but not by much.

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#13 Posted by BombzAwai (37 posts) -

Super mario world!  Yoshi 4 life

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#14 Posted by Burnout (4 posts) -

Super Mario 3 but both were classics.

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#15 Posted by Sonofabiscuit (15 posts) -

Super mario 3 ... that probably because of more childhood memories.

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#16 Posted by evilmonkey (44 posts) -

3 is very good but smw is still the daddy of mario games for me

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#17 Posted by OGCartman (4330 posts) -

Super Mario World

It was a hard choise

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#18 Posted by suneku (3005 posts) -

Super Mario 3... definitely a hard choice

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#19 Posted by lemon360 (1231 posts) -
mario 3
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#20 Posted by Suicrat (3829 posts) -

World was better because of the non-linear nature of the overworld, but 3 had better powerup items.

So, here's hoping NSMBW combines the best of both worlds

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#21 Posted by TobyD81 (1298 posts) -

SMB3 gets high praises, and deservedly so, but I just love SMW. World gets my vote.

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#22 Posted by Tireyo (6713 posts) -

Super Mario World gets my vote. :) 

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#23 Posted by razielrioux (171 posts) -

Oh, good question. While I would say that World is a more advanced game and looks better and plays better... Mario 3 is... totally inferior. Fuck that game..,

Only kidding, both are great, World is better by a slight margin.

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#24 Posted by McLargepants (441 posts) -

Definitely 3. The level design is perfect, great music and great aesthetics. I didn't like World all that much, but I have much less nostalgia for the SNES in general.

Also, SMB 3 is the best game ever.

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#25 Posted by spookytapes (321 posts) -

3 all the way. It's really the best platformer game of all time. World is good too, but 3 is the king.

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#26 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

3 all the way. It's really the best platformer game of all time. World is good too, but 3 is the king.


(But 3 is better than World.)

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#27 Posted by Brendan (9083 posts) -

Super Mario World

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#28 Edited by Svenzon (941 posts) -

Super Mario World. 3 is a great game, but I played it so much back in the day I just can't go back to it. Plus it gets pretty damn tedious once you get to World 7 or so.

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#29 Posted by stonepawfox (237 posts) -

i enjoy super mario world more

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#30 Posted by GnaTSoL (875 posts) -

@snake_eyes_ex: lol challenge in a mario game. lol

In Seriousness, SMB3 is the best. I loved its implementation of an inventory system as it allowed you to stockpile on power ups and damn...... I sure did love using flutes. I'd take flutes over yoshis.

SMB3 had the superior start screen as well. Lets not leave that out too guys. :)

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#31 Posted by D0tti (803 posts) -

Never finished SMW so i'm going to go with SMB3, ah the NES memories.

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#32 Posted by MikeyL (20 posts) -

World for sure, although 3 is a close second. I never had a snes growing up, so playing world at someone else's house was a treat for me. Now that I have one, I play it quite frequently. I'd say it's aesthetically my favourite game... Whenever I see that opening title screen I get a big dumb fucking grin plastered across my face.

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#33 Posted by chiablo (1043 posts) -

I've beaten Super Mario World, I've even gotten 100%. I have yet to beat Super Mario 3, or even get to world 8 without a warp whistle. The difficulty curve for Mario 3 is too high, somewhere around world 4, when you're faced with a nightmarishly difficult platforming section, you ask yourself, "is this fun?". Super Mario World keeps the difficulty right where it needs to be and slowly ramps up, but if you are a masochist gamer, you can do side routes and secret areas to get to the hard stuff.

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#34 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

World or maybe 3.

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#35 Edited by ConfusedOwl (1162 posts) -

I remember playing World a lot more so I'm going to go with that one but I also really enjoyed 3.

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#36 Posted by Random45 (1759 posts) -

Going with Super Mario 3, but I loved World a lot too, both of them were great games. I just have a lot of good memories of 3 when my brothers and I would stay up trying to beat it on the SNES when I was really young.