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A very good transfer for a classic!

  • Apr 2, 2009
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I've already reviewed the original Super Mario World so I don't want to repeat myself in this review of the GBA version of the game.

I'll keep this simple. This is a GREAT transfer of the original Super Mario World originally released on the SNES. All the graphics are brought back to life on the small screen and the control are practically EXACTLY the same as the SNES. I have seen some BAD ports of classic games, but this is one of the few that I can say could only be better if it were the original. This is a great game to have if you don't already on it on the SNES, or just want to play this game on the go.

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Super Mario Worldfor the Super Nintendo sits at or near the top of most "best video games" lists for a reason. At the time of its release, it was a dramatic evolution of the side-scrolling Mario series of action-adventure games, incorporating every gameplay element that worked in the older titles while adding a seemingly endless supply of new tricks. This new feature-complete version ofSuper Mario Worldfor the Game Boy Advance proves just how timeless designer Shigeru Miyamoto's 1991 classic really is.

In true Miyamoto fashion, the game starts with simple running and jumping and gradually gets more complex. Soon, you're swimming, flying, tossing fireballs, and riding one of several Yoshis--cute little dinosaurs--that appear throughout the game. The overall level design has yet to be exceeded in a 2-D platformer, with each colorful level packed with enough secrets to keep players busy for weeks. A lot of precision jumping is required, but the controls are so tight that directing Mario (or even Luigi, who wasn't playable in the original) becomes as natural as breathing within a few minutes of playing.

As if packing the entire original game onto the tiny cartridge wasn't enough, Nintendo also put two multiplayer versions of the original Mario Brothers in there, which are playable solo or with up to three other people using Game Link cables to connect all your Game Boy Advance systems. Both variants are a blast, but the single-player adventure is what ...

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Number of Players: 1
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Console: Super Nintendo
Genre: Action
Release Date: February 09, 2002
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