Super Mario World Deluxe 1.0

Feature rich edition of Nintendo's most successful franchise

  • Vote:
    7.8 (487)
  • Category:

    Platform

  • Version:

    1.0

  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

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.

Pros

- 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

Cons

- 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

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