Super Mario World Reviews (Wii)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (28 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Mag'64 (Feb 28, 2010)
Nintendo liefert mit „Super Mario World“ ein Musterbeispiel eines abwechslungsreichen, unterhaltsamen und motivierenden Jump’n’Runs, an dem sich andere Hersteller wirklich ein Beispiel nehmen können. Hier entdeckt man die Wurzeln zahlreicher zukunftsweisender Jump’n’Run-Elemente und man kann das investierte Herzblut der Entwickler regelrecht spüren. Auch heute noch gelingt es dem Titel seinen einzigartigen Charme zur Entfaltung zu bringen und so verneige ich mich vor diesem spielspaßüberquillenden Meilenstein.
100 (UK) (Jun 09, 2007)
As for its value today, it passed the simplest of tests with flying colours. This column nearly missed its deadline, because I downloaded Super Mario World for reappraisal and ended up losing the best part of an afternoon to rediscovering its impeccable design. It's awesome. You need to have it.
Nintendo Life (Feb 06, 2007)
Nintendo fans often argue over which is the best game - this or Mario 3 - and it's likely that in 50 years time they'll still be debating the considerable merits of both games, but in my opinion SMW comes out on top; the sheer scale of the challenge coupled with some beautiful visuals and classic music help to make this one of the greatest videogames ever created. It goes without saying that this should be right at the top of your Virtual Console download list.
100 (Mar 12, 2007)
Wer sich nur ein Spiel für die Virtual Console zulegen kann, muss hier einfach zuschlagen - denn das hier ist es, das Spiel für die sprichwörtliche einsame Insel. Besser werden Jump’n’Runs nie mehr!
96 (Mar 06, 2007)
Download this game off the Virtual Console; it’s more than worth the 800 points. You’ll easily put more hours into this than 90% of the other games that are available as of right now. If you’ve never played this game before you’re definitely in for a treat.
90 (Apr 30, 2009)
Super Mario World est un jeu d’exception qui aura lancé la carrière de la Super Nintendo de la meilleure des façons. Considéré à juste titre comme une des références absolues en matière de plates-formes 2D, cet épisode ne peut laisser personne indifférent, et même s’il n’innove pas énormément, ce tout premier Mario doté d’un système de sauvegarde donnera encore du fil à retordre à ceux qui voudraient le terminer en trouvant les 96 sorties cachées. Pourvu de graphismes attachants et d’une bande-son de très haute volée qui marquera son temps, cet excellent jeu sera réédité à juste titre dix ans plus tard sur Game Boy Advance en guise de clin d’œil à ce qui fut un des plus grands jeux de la Super Nintendo et l'un des meilleurs Mario de tous les temps.
IGN (Feb 05, 2007)
Super Mario World could be argued to take the crown for greatest 2D Mario platformer, and as such earns almost immediate recommendation for download to your Wii. The recommendation is tentatively withheld, however, pending examination of your history of ownership with the game – its ported Game Boy Advance iteration, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, has become one of the best-selling games of all time on Nintendo's handheld systems since its release five years ago. The portable package is perfectly playable, meaning you should save your Points if you're one of the millions of gamers to own it there, in cartridge form. Otherwise, download away. Especially you, stalwart Sonic supporters – the white flag is waving, the war now at an end. Come experience Mario's adventures, and the debut of his dinosaur friend.
GameSpot (Feb 06, 2007)
Of course, odds are that many have experienced this game in one way or another over the years, be it with a copy of the original SNES release, or with 2002's fabulous GBA remake. If you own either of those and still have the required systems to play them, this VC version becomes significantly less necessary. However, if you're too young to have played the original game back in the day (or just spent most of the '90s in the era's equivalent of a disco haze) and never got around to picking up the GBA version, there's no excuse not to give Super Mario World a try now.