Super Mario World | Sep 20, 2019 | 3:45hrs | rating: 5/5
Although Yoshi’s Island certainly beats it in some areas (enemy creativity, length, challenge), I’ve realized just now that this one still beats it handily when it comes to pure fun!
GAMEPLAY: Snappier than Mario Maker, and I have to say it feels super good. Mario’s got so many moves especially thanks to Yoshi and the cape. Only bad thing I have to say is that it’s often too tempting to just fly over entire levels. The game is too easy.
AUDIOVISUALLY: It’s really quite vanilla. Memorable and classic, but not impressive.
STORY/PRESENTATION: Story is the regular one, but the world building and map is unparalleled! Almost every level has one or two secret exits that take you to new levels and entire new worlds. I can’t think of a single other game in existence that rewards exploration like this one.
MULTIPLAYER: You can take turns to play, which is okay I guess, but I’ve never gotten into it. The NSMB series beats it in this department.
Maybe it’s nostalgia, but this is THE game for me. Perfect controls, tons of secrets and alternate paths, fun every time from the very first moment, and I don’t want to put away the controller until I’ve finished every level.