Super Mario World

Super Mario World
Publisher Nintendo
Console SNES
Developer Nintendo
Downloads 3,214
Released November 21, 1990
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Super Mario World rom, also known as Super Mario Bros 4, is a popular action role-playing game released by Nintendo in 1990. The game was designed for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) console game. During its lifetime, Super Mario World has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, making it not only the best-selling SNES game but also making it to the list of the best video games of all time.  

The Plot

The game follows the plot of Super Mario Bros 3 after Mario and Luigi brought peace to the Mushroom World. They decide to go on vacation to Dinosaur Land with Princess Toadstool. However, their trip to the prehistoric-themed world overrun with dinosaurs doesn't go well when Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by Bowser while walking on the beach. Mario and Luigi try to find her, but they get lost in the forest and encounter a giant egg. The egg hatched into a young talking dinosaur named Yoshi, and it told the brothers the truth that the evil King Bowser and his henchman Koopalings had kidnapped and imprisoned the Kingdom's dinosaurs in eggs.


Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi set out in search of Bowser and Koopalings to rescue Princess Toadstool and Yoshi's dinosaur friends. Yoshi gives Mario a magical cape to aid him on his journey. With gameplay similar to previous Mario games, you'll control Mario or Luigi through a series of challenging levels where the goal is to reach the flagpole at the end. In the game's final level, you will find Bowser's Castle, fight to defeat him, and save the Land of Dinosaurs.

Classic Gameplay

Super Mario World is designed on the same 2D side-scrolling platform as previous games but also introduces new features to improve the player experience. More than just controlling Mario to glide and jump, you can use new items like the Cape Feather, the magic cape given to him by Yoshi, and the P-Balloon to help Mario fly or float in the air. At the same time, Mario also added a new Spin Jump move, giving him more advantage in overcoming the total 96 levels of the game.  

The game's original map shows Mario progressing through the dinosaur world. Once he enters an entrance, the game screen will change to show the course of the level. You will help Mario through the game levels by dashing, jumping, and dodging or defeating enemies. Every time Mario falls into a bottomless pit, gets crushed, hits the lava, or runs out of time, he loses one life out of the limited number of lives provided at the start of the level. At the end of each level, you will need to defeat the boss in the fortress controlled by Koopalings to pass the level. If you fail in a level, you can start over from the last save point. 

Mario's companion Yoshi also possesses a special ability to aid Mario in attacking enemies. Yoshi can eat Koopa's shell and spit it out afterward to attack enemies. For each color of the Koopa shell Yoshi eats, he can use a corresponding ability: the blue shell helps Yoshi fly, the yellow shell causes him to create dust clouds that defeat nearby enemies, and the red shell allows him to create three fireballs that defeat enemies. If you do not control Yoshi to spit out the shell for a certain amount of time, the special ability will disappear. 

You can use secret Star Road routes to pass levels faster. This hidden route will gradually be unlocked as you find keys scattered throughout the game levels, helping you quickly move on to other stages of the game without having to go through several levels. In addition, the game allows the option of two players participating at the same time. The first player controls Mario, while the second controls his brother, Luigi.