Monday, June 7, 2010
Super Mario World
This game is really, really, really good. When I first tried it I didn't really like it. I was used to the NES versions and had a bit of trouble getting used to the 16-bit transition. After just thirty minutes of playing, however, I discovered it to be a great game. Once I beat it it became my favourite Mario title.
What made it so great? First, The sixteen bit graphics. Not just the way it looked, but it could also handle more enemies on the screen without blinking like crazy. Second, the controller. With A, B, X, and Y there were a lot more things you could do. Like Mario's spinnie move. The shoulder buttons also served there small, but useful purpose of allowing you to move the camera angle ahead of you and behind you. Third. YOSHI!! He is a great addition to the Mario series. I don't think the game would have been half as good if it wasn't for him. It was a brilliant way to keep the gameplay fresh while still maintaining the classic Mario stile.
As for the plot... There really isn't one. Bowser captures princess, Mario saves her. That's it. Zero creativity points but you don't play a Mario game for it's story line. If I felt like playing a game with a story line I would pop Final Fantasy VII into my playstation.
So in conclusion... buy this game. Honestly. Buy it. If you don't have an SNES the buy one and this game. It's also on Wii's virtual console if you want to do that. Honestly though. I don't care if you've never played a 2-D sidescrolling platformer before. You will love this game.
Thanks for reading!