Retro game of the week: Super Mario World

It would feel wrong to start a ‘retro game of the week’ without going for Mario. The podgy Italian plumber (once ‘bigger than Mickey’) has been losing his allure of late but back in the day, Mario was king of the gaming universe and Super Mario World was confirmation of that status.

Have a go at this emulator:

So what made this game so special? Well, it was addictive with fantastic variety and you could fly. You can’t get better than that.

For a long time this was considered the greatest game ever with Sonic 2 a close second. Funny how thing’s have changed with Sonic and Mario games being released on the Wii.

Watch the ending:

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