Super Mario World

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Super Mario World
DeveloperNintendo EAD
SystemsSNES, GBA, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, SNES Classic Edition
ReleasedSNES: November 21, 1990
Arcade: 1991
GBA: December 14, 2001
Wii: December 2, 2006
Wii U: April 26, 2013
New 3DS: March 3, 2016
SNES CE: September 29, 2017
Switch Online: September 5, 2019
Added to
Super Famicom Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES Classic: August 10, 2017
SNES All-Stars+World: December 19, 2018
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Super Mario World, known as Super Mario Bros. 4: Super Mario World in Japan, was first released for the Super Famicom by Nintendo in 1990. It was then released on the international version of the Famicom, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, in 1991. It was part of Nintendo's flagship series, the Super Mario series. As such, it was brought to most of Nintendo's subsequent systems, either as ports or through emulation.



An Italian plumber named Mario, and optionally his brother Luigi, travel to Dinosaur Land to rescue Princess Toadstool from Bowser, King of the Koopa. They also have to rescue the dinosaurs known as Yoshis, who have been trapped inside eggs.

After Mario frees a Yoshi, he can ride on its back. Yoshis can eat most enemies and can run on some surfaces that Mario and Luigi can not. Together, they travel across seven worlds, defeating Bowser's children, the Koopalings, at the end of each world. Then they can confront Bowser in the last world.

Finally, upon defeating Bowser at the castle in the eighth world, Mario finally rescued Princess Toadstool. All of the Yoshis were rescued from their eggs, Bowser and his Koopalings were forced out of all of the worlds, and peace was restored to Dinosaur Land.

Other versions of the game

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As part of Nintendo's flagship series, Super Mario World has been released on many different systems, both through traditional game ports and through emulation.

It was released to arcades on the Nintendo Super System system in 1991. This system allowed play of up to three SNES-based games before the system's timer ran out.

It was also bundled with Super Mario All-Stars as Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World for the Super NES in 1994. The game was then ported to the Game Boy Advance, and released as Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2.

An emulated version of the SNES version was released for the Virtual Console on Wii in 2006, and on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2013. Then, an emulated version of the SNES version was released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2016, but only for New Nintendo 3DS consoles.

Super Mario World was also included as one of the 30 games in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition and Super Famicom Mini miniature video game consoles, which were both released in 2017.

It was then included in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online emulator for Nintendo Switch in 2019.