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Saturday, February 4, 2012
2. Super Mario World (SNES)
When the Super Nintendo first launched, Nintendo was mired
deep in a console war with Sega’s console, the Sega Genesis. Worryingly, Sega
was quickly gaining ground as Nintendo was late to the 16 bit era. Sega even
had a new game called Sonic the Hedgehog and kids were eager to play it.
Luckily for Nintendo, they still had Mario, and they still had Shigeru Miyamoto
(the creator of Mario). So, in 1991 with the launch of the Super Nintendo,
Nintendo released Super Mario World, the first 16 bit Mario game. Super Mario
World delivered the goods. The graphics were crisp and bright, and the gameplay
expanded on the classic Mario moveset and gave Mario a new item, the feather.
Most notably, however, was the addition of Mario’s dinosaur friend Yoshi, who
Mario could ride on. The levels were massive too, with 96 levels and goal posts crammed in the cartridge. Super
Mario World is a must own for the Super Nintendo, and is the best game on the
system. Still, as flawlessly executed as this game is, it’s not my favorite