Developer: Nintendo EAD / Publisher: Nintendo / Release Date: JP: 21/11/90, NA: 23/08/1991, EU: 11/04/1992, AU: 01/07/1992 / Format Reviewed: SNES / Other Formats: None / Players: 2
Super Mario World is a classic platformer game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1990. It is the fourth main installment in the Super Mario series and the first one to introduce Yoshi, Mario’s dinosaur friend who can eat enemies and spit them out as projectiles. The game follows Mario and Luigi as they travel through Dinosaur Land to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser and his seven children, the Koopalings.
The game features a large and nonlinear world map with 96 levels to explore, some of which are hidden or have multiple exits. The player can control either Mario or Luigi and use various power-ups to enhance their abilities, such as the Super Mushroom, the Fire Flower, and the Cape Feather, which allows them to fly and glide. The game also introduces a spin jump that can break certain blocks and defeat certain enemies. Yoshi can be found in certain levels and can be ridden by the player. Yoshi has his own abilities, such as swallowing enemies, spitting fireballs, flying with blue shells, and stomping with yellow shells.
The game is praised for its colorful graphics, catchy music, smooth gameplay, and replay value. It is widely considered to be one of the best games of all time and one of the most influential platformers ever made. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and has been re-released on various platforms, such as the Virtual Console, the Super NES Classic Edition, and the Nintendo Switch Online service. It has also spawned several sequels and spin-offs, such as Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario 64, and Super Mario Maker.