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Super Mario World (Japan: Super Mario Bros. 4: Super Mario World) is a game released for the Super Nintendo. It has a sequel called Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and this game was officially going to be called Super Mario Bros. 4.

The game centers on the quest of Mario and Luigi to save the Dinosaur Land from Bowser with the help of a new ally, Yoshi. The two brothers and Yoshi must travel across seven worlds to restore Dinosaur Land. It built on the gameplay of previous Mario games by introducing new power-ups that augment character abilities, and established conventions that were carried over to future games in the series.

The game was a critical and commercial success, gaining a legacy and selling over 20 million copies worldwide. It has been re-released three times, first as part of a combo with Super Mario All-Stars on the SNES in 1994. Secondly, it was released on the Game Boy Advance with modified gameplay, as the second part of the Super Mario Advance series. The third re-release was for the Wii's Virtual Console in North America in 2007; there were few changes from the original SNES version.



After saving the Mushroom Kingdom, brothers Mario and Luigi agree to take a vacation to a place called Dinosaur Land, where there are many types of dinosaurs. While resting in the beach, however, Princess Peach disappears. When Mario and Luigi wake up they try to find her and, after hours of searching, come across a giant egg in the forest. It suddenly hatches and out of it comes a young dinosaur named Yoshi, who then tells them that his dinosaur friends have also been imprisoned in eggs by evil turtles. Mario and Luigi soon realize that it must be the evil King Koopa and his Koopalings.

Mario, Luigi and Yoshi set out to save Princess Peach and Yoshi's dinosaur friends, exploring Dinosaur Land for Bowser and his koopalings. To aid him, Yoshi gives Mario a cape as they begin their journey. Mario and Luigi continue to follow Bowser defeating the Koopalings in the process and save all of Yoshi's dinosaur friends. They eventually make it to Bowser's castle, where they fight him in a final battle. They defeat Bowser and save the Princess, restoring peace to Dinosaur Land.[1]


Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[]

In 2001, there was a remake for Super Mario World known as Super Mario Advance 2.


  1. Nintendo R&D1. Super Mario World instruction manual. (Nintendo).

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