Mario's off on his biggest adventure ever, and this time he's brought along a friend. Yoshi the dinosaur teams up with Mario to battle Bowser, who has kidnapped Princess Toadstool once again. Guide Mario and Yoshi through nine peril-filled worlds to the final showdown in Bowser's castle. Use Mario's new powers and Yoshi's voracious monster-gobbling appetite as you explore 96 levels filled with dangerous new monsters and traps. Climb mountains and cross rivers, and descend into subterranean depths. Destroy the seven Koopa castles and find keys to gain entrance to hidden levels. Discover more warps and thrilling bonus worlds than ever before!

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese スーパーマリオワールド
Korean 슈퍼 마리오 월드

Release Dates

Console Country of origin Date
Super NES Japan November 21, 1990
Super NES USA August 13, 1991
Super NES UK June 4, 1992
Super NES South Korea 1992
Super NES (re-release) USA 1996
Wii Japan December 2, 2006
Wii USA February 5, 2007
Wii UK February 9, 2007
Wii South Korea April 26, 2008
Wii U Japan/USA April 26, 2013
Wii U UK April 27, 2013

As of 1995, Super Mario World sold over 3.4 million copies worldwide. The game continued selling through late 1996, after its limited-time only "Player's Choice" edition was released.


Sequence Title Original MIDI Release Date
1 Title Screen January 27, 1997
2 Map: Yoshi's Island July 11, 1998
3 Map: Donut Plains April 18, 1999
4 Map: Vanilla Dome February 6, 1999
5 Map: Star World December 18, 1999
6 Map: Forest of Illusion June 27, 1999
7 Map: Valley of Bowser December 23, 1998
8 Map: Special Zone December 24, 2000
9 Overworld January 9, 1997
10 Overworld 2 January 9, 1997
11 Underground N/A
12 Underwater January 9, 1997
13 Ghost House August 16, 2001
14 Castle/Fortress January 2, 1997
15 Bonus Area February 20, 2000
16 Koopa Kid Battle February 20, 2000
17 Prologue August 19, 2000
18 Course Clear February 20, 2000
19 Boss Victory November 9, 2002
20 Mario Dies February 20, 2000
21 Game Over October 15, 2002
22 Bowser April 2, 1997
23 Ending June 27, 1999

A 2-disc soundtrack of the game was released on February 25, 1991 in CD format. It is 103 minutes long.

Regional differences

Of the following facts, these show what is different in the original Japanese version of Super Mario World.

  1. The logo is shadowed, there is no star next to the "96", and the copyright dates are different all on the title screen.
  2. On the sign in Yoshi's House, there is no dinosaur paw print, and Yoshi addresses himself as "Super Dragon Yoshi".
  3. You cannot re-enter castles or fortresses after you have demolished them. To re-enter a castle in the U.S. version, press L and R simultaneously. Posted on July 13, 2004.
  4. In the water levels, Yoshi can eat the Dolphins. This was posted to TMK on November 14, 2002.
  5. The word "BOWSER" is now "KOOPA" on the neon sign of the Front Door in Valley of Bowser.
  6. In Funky (Special Zone 8), there are only three Green Berries, giving you only one additional minute to the time limit. The first six Green Berries in the U.S. version are now red, and only add one coin.
  7. At the end, the coins read "YOU ARE SUPER PLAYER!!", taking off the "A".

All of these other facts were confirmed on TMK as of December 17, 1999.

NES version

A bootlegged NES version of the game was released in 1995 by JY Company and Hummer Team in Taiwan. A gameplay video of the final battle was uploaded to YouTube on August 22, 2006.




Half of these screenshots were uploaded to TMK on September 7, 1999. The map screen, along with a bunch of other screenshots, were uploaded on August 27, 2003.



Nintendo eShop - Super Mario World Wii U Virtual Console Trailer

See also

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