Game Trivia

By taking advantage of the Star Road portal locations, it is possible to beat the game by playing only a dozen levels.

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According to Nintendo, Yoshi actually has a longer name and Yoshi is just a shortened version of it: his full name is T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.

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The Special World features the Super Famicom logo at the top of the screen. If you wait on the map screen for more than two minutes, a remixed version of the Super Mario Bros. overworld theme will start playing.

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The secret level "Groovy" is the same area featured in the demo on the game's title screen.

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The now-famous character Yoshi, who was introduced with this game, was originally intended to be some kind of variant on the Koopa Troopa enemy, albeit one on Mario's side. This is still evidenced in one particularly noticeable way: the saddle on Yoshi's back was originally to be the shell.

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Super Mario World happens to be the best-selling SNES & Super Famicom game of all time, selling over 20,000,000 copies, which is over 5% of all SNES/SFC games ever sold.

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Strangely, Yoshi can eat dolphins in the Japanese version of this game but not any other!

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In the level in which you see Yoshi's house, you will see a small logo on the door of his mailbox. This is actually the logo for the Japanese postal service.

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This game marks the debut of a few iconic Mario series items, including the Cape Feather and the 3-Up Moon.

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There is an unused graphic in this game: it is essentially a sign that reads "No Yoshis" (a Yoshi is crossed out on it). It likely would refer to levels in which Yoshis cannot be used.

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The main three releases of this game handle the completion of all 96 levels differently at the title screen: the Japanese version does nothing, the NA version applies a star, and the EU version writes "96" in the same spot as usual but in blue.

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There are a number of changes between the Japanese and international releases of the game for the purposes of easing up difficulty. Some of the more obvious ones include the multitude of signs pointing out the secret exit in Chocolate Island 3 (as opposed to one) and the timer in Lemmy's Castle being 400, not 300, seconds.

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Most of the unused level slots in this game refer to one single level that is short. It consists notably of blocks spelling out "TEST!"

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Every one of the main worlds in this game - aside from the Forest of Illusion - is named after some type of sweet or snack (such as donuts or cheese).

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Shigeru Miyamoto wanted to implement Yoshi since the very first Super Mario Bros. game but the programmers were unable to do so due to hardware limitations. Super Mario World officially marks Yoshi's debut.

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The game's development took three years among a team of 16 people.

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Shigeru Miyamoto felt that the game was incomplete as development was rushed near the end of completion.

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Koji Kondo composed the music using only an electronic keyboard.

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The game's soundtrack during actual gameplay is actually the same song played at different pitches and tempos depending on the level. The title screen, credits, overworld map, and fighting Bowser all have different songs.

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Famous Quotes

Message written in coins at the end of the Funky level: YOU ARE A SUPER PLAYER!!

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Narration: Welcome! This is Dinosaur Land. In this strange land we find that Princess Toadstool is missing again! Looks like Bowser is at it again!

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Yoshi's note:Hello! Sorry I'm not home, but I have gone to rescue my friends who were captured by Bowser. -Yoshi

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Yoshi:Hooray! Thank you for rescuing me. My name is Yoshi. On my way to rescue my friends, Bowser trapped me in that egg.

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"YOU ARE SUPER PLAYER!"
- Japanese Super Mario World (Super Mario Bros. 4), Funky level

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Point of advice:You can hold an extra item in the box at the top of the screen. To use it, press the SELECT button.

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Point of advice:To do a spin jump, press the A button. A Super Mario spin jump can break some of the blocks and defeat some of the tougher enemies.

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Point of advice:This gate marks the middle of the area. By cutting the tape here, you can continue from close to this point.

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Connection to Other Media

According to the instruction manual, the Sunken Ghost Ship is the haunted wreck of one of the Airships seen in Super Mario Bros. 3.

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In the Japanese version of this game, the Forest of Illusion's name (Mayoi no Mori) translates as "Lost Woods", which references the area of the same name found throughout the Zelda series.

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The names (and some traits) given to the Koopa kids are taken from real-life celebrities:
Iggy = Iggy Pop
Morton = Morton Downey Jr.
Lemmy = Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
Ludwig = Ludwig van Beethoven
Roy = Roy Orbison
Wendy = Wendy O Williams (Plasmatics)
Larry = Larry Mullen Jr. (U2)

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Much like the Koopalings, the Reznors in this game also reference a musical artist: in this case, their name refers to singer/songwriter Trent Reznor.

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