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Super Mario World
Super Mario World box logo.svg
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Mario
Platform(s) Super NES
Game Boy Advance
Virtual Console
Release date(s) SNES
JP November 21, 1990
NA August 13, 1991
PAL June 4, 1992
Game Boy Advance
JP December 25, 2001
NA December 21, 2001
Virtual Console
JP December 2, 2006
NA February 5, 2007
PAL August 29, 2008
Wii U
INT April 26, 2013
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: E (Everyone) (Virtual Console, Game Boy Advance)

Super Mario World is a platform game made by Nintendo for the Super NES system. It was also remade for the Game Boy Advance. An animated television series based on the game aired in 1991 on NBC.


In this game, Bowser has kidnapped Princess Toadstool after she, Mario, and Luigi had a vacation in Dinosaur Land. Mario and Luigi must rescue her and seven Yoshi eggs from Bowser and his Koopalings.


This game adds several new things. One such thing is the addition of Yoshi. Yoshi has been kidnapped. When Mario releases him, he can then ride on Yoshi. Yoshi also has several other colored friends – blue, red, and yellow – which Mario must also free. While on Yoshi, Mario can make Yoshi swallow things. If Yoshi holds a blue shell, he gains wings and Mario can fly for a short time before Yoshi swallows it.

This game also has a new item called the cape. When Mario gets a running start, he can fly in the air and hang there for a short period of time. He can twist the cape to also knock out enemies. He can also come down at a steep angle and pound the ground to knock enemies out.

Finally, the inventory system has been changed. Mario has one box at the top of the screen where he can store one item. If Mario goes back to small Mario, the item will start dropping right away.