Feature rich edition of Nintendo's most successful franchise
Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98
Play an adventurous game with Mario and his friends as they try to save Princess Toadstool.
This game is a remake of the classic that you might have played for hours. It features the original characters, such as Mario and Luigi, as well as a few new characters. The details and sounds of the game are phenomenal for one that is played on the computer. It's not a perfect game, but it's close enough to the original to where you'll enjoy the nostalgia of the scenery and the action that takes place. One of the things that you'll notice about the game is that the characters have their original personalities and their actions. They also use their original superpowers, such as shooting fire. Your height can change through the game as it does in the original version, and you can zip through tunnels and green flower pots like you do in the classic.
Mario is a bit faster as he runs on the screen. He can jump higher and farther as well. These new features keep him from being exactly like the original version of the man in red overalls. This isn't a game that mimics the original, but it's a very good remake. There aren't as many levels to play in the game, which can be disheartening for those who enjoy the numerous levels of play that seem to keep going until you finally see the princess. There are only five levels in this game, which is a far cry from the original version, but the levels available are full of action. It's easy to learn about the controls and how to navigate your way through the game. The music and sound effects are similar but more upbeat than the original.
Few people haven't at least had one encounter with Super Mario World. It was an iconic and pivotal landmark in the history of video games that blessed the SNES with its presence. This wildly original platformer set the standard for all platformer games to follow, and it is still one of the single-most adventurous games available to play today. Super Mario World Deluxe is a remake of this sensational video game. Fans of the original will be delighted that the remake is mostly true to form, though it is far from perfect. As a blast from video gaming past, it is a fun little romp into the days when it was all about the fun.
Fans of the original game will love what the makers have done with this retake on the classic. Mario's personality is back and more original than ever before. The makers put a unique spin on his personality and gave him more zing, rather than just make him a twin of the original character. Fans of the game will be thrilled that they've stayed close to the original version as far as game play is concerned. The only area where the game falls short is that the graphics simply can't live up to the original. It's obviously not as well put together as a classic Nintendo game, but if you want a quick burst of this classic, then you're going to love that the remake retains the original game play.
The number of levels also is cause for disappointment. Fans will only be treated to five levels before being sent to the end credits. For most Mario fans, this will leave them wanting much more than this game can possibly offer. For others who just want to taste the best of what Mario World has to offer, then this game is complete in its remake. SNES fans who want to take a short trip back in time will want to download this game. Don't expect to invest hours in it, though. There's not that much game there to play. For a short burst of fun, though, this remake can't be beat. It's a blast from the past back in the day when video games weren't about trying to live up to great art forms, but were about the greatest art form in life itself: fun.
- Faithful to the style of the original Super Mario for the SNES
- Controls are a breeze to learn because they mimic the original closely
- Controls are responsive and let you win or lose based on your ability
- Audio stays true to the original. You'll get all your usual Mario-themed music here in full effect
- There are only five levels to play here. You won't be able to enjoy this little gem for very long.
- The graphics can seem juvenile in places, though the style itself is true to the original
- Some users have complained that it's difficult to get the installed game to begin playing