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Super Mario World
Super Mario World box logo.svg
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Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Mario
Platform(s) Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console (Wii, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS), Super NES Classic Edition/Super Famicom Mini, Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online
Release date(s) SNES:
Game Boy Advance:
Virtual Console (Wii):
Virtual Console (Wii U):
Virtual Console (New 3DS):
Super NES Classic Edition:
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online:
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Super Mario World is a platform game made by Nintendo for the Super NES system. It is the fifth Super Mario game. In the game, Mario travels through seven worlds to defeat his enemy Bowser. The game adds new things that were not in the previous Mario games. Yoshi appears in this game for the first time.

Super Mario World sold very well: it sold more than 20 million copies. Many gamers think that the game is one of the best games ever made.

The game was remade for the Game Boy Advance. An animated television series based on the game aired in 1991 on NBC.


In this game, Bowser has kidnapped Princess Toadstool after she, Mario, and Luigi had a vacation in Dinosaur Land. Mario and Luigi must rescue her and seven Yoshi eggs from Bowser and his Koopalings.


This game adds several new things. One such thing is the addition of Yoshi. Yoshi has been kidnapped. When Mario releases him, he can then ride on Yoshi. Yoshi also has several other colored friends – blue, red, and yellow – which Mario must also free. While on Yoshi, Mario can make Yoshi swallow things. If Yoshi holds a blue shell, he gains wings and Mario can fly for a short time before Yoshi swallows it.

This game also has a new item called the cape. When Mario gets a running start, he can fly in the air and hang there for a short period of time. He can twist the cape to also knock out enemies. He can also come down at a steep angle and pound the ground to knock enemies out.

Finally, the inventory system has been changed. Mario has one box at the top of the screen where he can store one item. If Mario goes back to small Mario, the item will start dropping right away.


Kōji Kondō made all of the music for the game. He used only an electronic keyboard to make the songs. Some melodies were used again in later Mario games.

Almost all of the songs in the game are different versions of the same melody.


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