Super Mario World is a two dimensional platform game in which the player controls the on screen protagonist (either Mario or Luigi) from a third-person perspective.
The player navigates through the game via two game screens: an overworld map and a level playfield. The overworld map displays an overhead representation of the current world and has several paths leading from the world’s entrance to a castle.
Paths connect to action panels, fortresses, ghost houses and other map icons, and allow players to take different routes to reach the world’s goal.
Moving the on screen character to an action panel or fortress will allow access to that level’s playfield.
The majority of the game takes place in these levels, populated with obstacles and enemies, with the player traversing the stage by running, jumping, and dodging or defeating enemies.
Completing stages allows the player to progress through the overworld map and to succeeding worlds. Each world features a final stage with a boss to defeat; each of the seven worlds feature fortresses controlled by one of the Koopalings, and the player also battles Bowser in his castle in the seventh world.
In 2001, Super Mario World was ported by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development to the Game Boy Advance as Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2.
Game controls: ARROWS + ASDZXC + ENTER/RIGHT-SHIFT. If you can’t interact just click inside the game. ESC for more options.