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Super Mario Bros. 3 & Super Mario World - Does It Hold Up?

GameZone's David Sanchez discusses exactly why Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World stand tall among the platformer genre.

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Squatch831672d ago

Personally Mario World is the better game. Probably the best in the series.

dedicatedtogamers1672d ago

SMW is a SNES game. SMB3 is an NES game. The fact that they're even compared in a "which one is best?" contest makes me think that SMB3 is the better game. Both games have awesome level design and perfectly-tuned controls, but SMB3 is actually a challenging game whereas SMW is pretty easy (yeah, even including the Star World levels).

MaxXAttaxX1672d ago (Edited 1672d ago )

The SNES version of SMB3 I believe is on par with SMW. Both are my favorite Mario games

Give each one of them a visual upgrade(as in NewSMBWii style) and just see how much it holds up.
Make it happen Nintendo!

Biggest1672d ago

Super Mario World. Wow. That game is my sweetheart. One of two games that will forever be perfect in my eyes. I love SMB3 almost as much as the next man, but no game (aside from a certain RPG on the PS) comes close to being as timeless in my opinion. If I could buy a brand new SNES again I would. The game I would buy for it is Super Mario World.

Arnagrim1672d ago

Super Mario World will always be my favorite Mario game; more so than even the Galaxy games. It was just so fresh for its time and the feather/cape and multiple types of Yoshi's were a blast to use.

Megaman_nerd1672d ago

Mario Bros 3 is still my fav Mario game but I remember playing Mario World as a kid and that game was like crack for me. lol

FalconR2891672d ago

It's really hard to say what's better but I would really like a Super Mario Bros 3-II because I played that the most when I was a wee lad. These "New" Super Mario Bros games while good can't compete with the old school Super Mario Bros.

PirateThom1672d ago

Super Mario World is my favourite game of all time. It's as close to perfect as it is possible for a game to be (Tubular can go to hell though) and I would pop it in and play it any time. It holds up, like SMB3, because the control and level design are amazing, they can still challenge even when they make it easy for new players to get started.

Matrix2k1672d ago

They hold up better than 99 percent of the releases this year

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