Posted on September 16, 2011
Super Mario World (Super NES)
Even though the focus of this post is…
…the movie I made (posted below) used…
I found it had a bit more storytelling material, such as a lengthened introduction.
Super Mario World was a highly anticipated game for me for far, far too long… here’s the why.
I would read Electronic Gaming Monthly on a regular basis, so much so, that on one car trip to Baie Sainte-Anne, I read (out loud) something from the magazine to my mother in English. She was shocked, and very proud that I had taught myself how to read in a language other than French!
I even remember what it was that I read to her – it was the caption under a screen shot of Super Mario Bros. 3, of Mario on a cloudy level (probably World 5), ready to make a jump onto one of those damn red, rotatey platforms… I can even remember which part of the trip it was, too; driving past the jail in Renous. Strange, how my memory works.
Anyhow, in mid-to-late 1990 there was an issue of EGM with some Bonk game on the cover. That didn’t warrant too much attention, other than the fact that the 16-bit graphics for it looked phenomenal. It was just another game for another console I’d never own, anyway (the TurboGraphx-16). Among the other features in the issue… wait… is that… no way…
Not only did this fantastic NP exclusive include tidbits about every single Mario game in existence (not to mention the ones in which he had a cameo), Mario Mania included thorough level maps and tips for every single stage of a game that wasn’t even out for another month or two… Super Mario World.
Like I said, I chose Super Mario Advance 2 simply due to the amount of content. Like the other Mario games, I had to do a bit of embellishing… aside from the intro and castle-destroying sequences (which I always loved watching as a kid), there’s not a whole lot to show.
By the way, those castles looked a heck of a lot smaller from the outside… wasn’t I just crossing a lava-filled chasm and spiked battering rams for 10 minutes? Here I am, I could have just jumped *over* the castle, but I had to go in it… dammit.