|Reviewer: Cybercat||Date: Nov 1, 2001|
|Super Mario World is a game that sets the standards for platform excellence. As with all Nintendo Mario classics, this one is one of those original games that have been with us for a long time. It starts off as all the Yoshis are trapped in eggs and locked in castles guarded by the typical baddies wanting to trap you and take over the Mushroom Kingdom at any cost. It's up to you, the world's most famous plumber, Mario, to save the kingdom and show once more that you can't tamper with what isn't yours. Luckily, you're not alone. The green Yoshi was trapped in a egg but neglected thereafter. Using Yoshi's special abilities like eating enemies and spitting them back at opponents, killing Koopas first-jump, jumping on certain spiked enemies, and even flying (only with a special item), you can ride him through the tough spots that only a green dino with red shoes can handle.
""Mario's adventure is over. Mario, the Princess, Yoshi, and his friends are going to take a vacation."" - The End
|Reviewer: pepsibeth||Date: Sep 13, 2001|
|Super Mario World is a good game for all ages - to fully complete it can provide a challenge to experienced users, and for young players, or beginners, it provides an exciting game.
The storyline is pretty much standard for any Mario game. The princess has been kidnapped *Gasp! I'm so surprised!* by Bowser, and you, as Mario have to rescue her. You must navigate through various and progressingly harder worlds, conquering castles and fortresses occupied by Bowser's relatives along the way.
You can play with one player or two, using Luigi as the second player. You alternate playing - it is not done simultaneously. You also have another partner - Yoshi, who joins you as a trusty steed. His favorite meal is berries, coins and Goombas.
Mario can have different forms along the way. He can be small, big, shoot fireballs, or even fly. All of this forms can be useful in various stages of the game.
Super Mario World has a ton of secret levels that aren't mandatory to finish the game. All in all, there are 96 levels to complete, but it is possible to finish the game by only completing 12 of them!
In the game, there are swimming levels, spooky ghost houses with hidden exits, dangerous castles, and other assorted areas. One thing that is different from previous Super Mario games is that in a level, you can go back - the screen does not only scroll forward (except in a few levels). This means that you can re-enter pipes that were at the beginning of the level. You can also do any level over again once completed, including castles! Another nice thing is that if you are in a level previously completed, you can exit it without having to finish it. This is handy if you know an area that is good for building up extra lifes, or if you just want to get a Super Mushroom.
The music in Super Mario World can get a little irritating, as with previous Super Mario games, but then, that's what volume control is for, isn't it? The graphics aren't bad - not exciting, but sufficient. Game controls are easy to learn, there aren't any special tricks, other than learning how to fly.
I would recommend this game to anyone, as it provides good gameplay to diehard Mario fans, as well as to anybody.