One of the games that paved the way for many great action adventure titles...yes, it's Super Mario World. This game (as well as its sequel, Yoshi's Island) are popular beyond belief and have been recreated numerous times. This game also came packaged in with an alternate version of Mario All-Stars and was re-released on the Game Boy Advance (Yoshi's Island was re-released on the Advance
as well as an enhanced version for the Nintendo DS) and for those of you among gamers who don't know, Mario is one of the greatest characters in gaming history as well as Nintendo's mascot. After Super Mario World, Mario would stick his hands into all kinds of genres...including fighting
games (sort of), party games, sports games, racing games, board games, puzzle games, educational games, and even RPGs!! Yes, Mario was so great that even Squaresoft (Now known as Square Enix) took a shine to him and made a superb RPG that is excellent for a Mario RPG and excellent in its
own right. I can't say much about this game that hasn't been said already, but it's time to get down to business.
The graphics are incredible. 1991? Looks outstanding to me...hard to tell it's even 1991. This game could have passed for a mid or late release SNES game.
Clean environments, smooth framerate, well rounded color usage and neat little special effects here and there. The music is good and fits the environments
well. The gameplay is a wonderful improvement over the NES games. This doesn't mean the NES games weren't good, but rather, Mario made a very successful
romp onto the SNES. The game has many levels and Mario has a plethora of abilities to utilize. Whether it be the special effects of switches, flight with his cape, or
riding his new (Now way old) partner Yoshi, Mario can do it all! This game introduces blocks that allows Mario to run straight up walls (Baby Mario in Yoshi's Island
can do this as well) defying the laws of physics. Vertical-A-GO-GO BABY! The game has several Yoshi's, each with different powers. There is much to do and explore
so get going and deal with Bowser!- Written by Vyse the determined -
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