Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Fifties
Vintage Video Games #33 – Super Mario World
Super Mario World aka Super Mario Bros. 4 is a side scrolling 2D platformer released in 1990 for the SNES. One of the first games released for the system, our two favorite plumbers have to save the day from the evil Bowser once more! The game shares similar gameplay mechanics with previous titles but with some changes. In addition to the running and jumping moves found in past games, the player can float with the aid of special items and execute new types of jumps. The game also introduces Yoshi, a dinosaur companion whom you can ride and who is able to eat most enemies.
Plot: After saving the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Bros. 3, brothers Mario and Luigi agree to take a vacation to a place called Dinosaur Land, where there are many types of dinosaurs. However, while resting on the beach, Princess Toadstool disappears. When Mario and Luigi wake up they try to find her and, after hours of searching, come across a giant egg in the forest. It suddenly hatches and out of it comes a young dinosaur named Yoshi, who then tells them that his dinosaur friends have also been imprisoned in eggs by evil Koopas. Mario and Luigi soon realize that it must be the evil King Bowser and his Koopalings.
Mario, Luigi and Yoshi set out to save Princess Toadstool and Yoshi’s dinosaur friends, exploring Dinosaur Land for Bowser and his Koopalings. To aid him, Yoshi gives Mario a cape as they begin their journey.
Superb character design and imaginative gameplay that has come to be expected of Nintendo!